Newsletter Articles

With Secretary Mandy Cohen's leadership, DHHS wants to make sure the behavioral health care needs of beneficiaries are met, and that access to programs that provide people with resources.

The Division of Public Health has “Gone Red' again this year with a new online messaging campaign to support the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women initiative and promote cardiovascular health and physical fitness.

DHHS celebrated joy at work during events at DHHS offices and facilities statewide throughout May to show appreciation to employees for their hard work.

NC Medicaid employees, contractors and business partners met on Aug. 29 for an afternoon hosted by Secretary Mandy Cohen to receive updates on the move to Medicaid Managed Care in North Carolina.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services agency that promotes independence and dignity for North Carolina’s older citizens, recently recognized the extraordinary works of an individual, a local government agency and a stakeholder’s group for their ongoing work to meet the needs of North Carolina’s older citizens. 

Back @ Home North Carolina, a program that connects disaster survivors with services and rental assistance to prevent homelessness, has generated national interest after helping 270 families find and sustain permanent housing after Hurricane Florence.

Planchard Named to 2019-2020 Class for Leadership North Carolina; Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services staffer Bobbie Chestnut was named Disability Advocate of the Year; DDS Employee to Appear on "Wheel of Fortune;" Public Health's Children & Youth Branch Volunteers for Habitat; Medicaid Employees Serve Senior Citizens; Medicaid Leader's Article on Improving Health and Health Care Delivery Published in Journal.

Four local WIC agencies were awarded the Loving Support Award of Excellence (LSA) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for exemplary breastfeeding support practices. The LSA was received by the local WIC programs in Clay, Gaston, New Hanover and Wilson counties.

The Project SEARCH Transition to Work Program recently graduated its first group of participants.

Getting the N.C. REAL ID will make it more convenient when you need to board a commercial airplane or visit a military base or other federal facility.

More than 200 community stakeholders engaged in the planning for the Family First Prevention Services Act during a meeting June 5 at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center. 

Flu season is here and DHHS wants you to be vaccinated! As in previous years, DHHS will be offering flu shot clinics for employees, their dependents, and eligible retired state employees.

NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, delivered the keynote address in early March to a group of nearly 200 social workers and social work students at the N.C. Museum of History as part of Social Work Advocacy Day.

North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan 2.0 builds upon the progress resulting from the initial version of the plan launched in June 2017.

Officials from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Public Safety participated with federal, state and local partners in a multi-state Ebola virus disease emergency preparedness exercise Nov. 4–8, 2019.