Newsletter Articles

New Features Available on the DHHS Website

Two new features have been enabled on that help DHHS improve communication with the people we serve. 

NC Health Equity Report Receives National Recognition

The 2018 North Carolina Health Equity Report from the NCDHHS Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities was included among the American Library Association’s Notable Government Documents for 2018.

Project SEARCH Intern Serves as Role Model for Program

In a short time, Matthew Schwab has become a Project SEARCH success story for the NC Department of Health and Human Services, having secured internships at two divisions.

Cherry Hospital Celebrates Volunteers

Cherry Hospital Volunteer Services recently celebrated its participants at an Appreciation Reception. The hospital engages with both ongoing, registered volunteers and special event volunteers, which make a difference in the mental health treatment experience.

Conference Focuses on Ending Homelessness in NC

The third annual Bringing it Home: Ending Homeless in NC conference brought together federal, state and local organizations to share best practices on ending homelessness.

Opioid Action Plan 2.0 Details Next Steps in Combatting Epidemic

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

Summit Engages Partners, Leaders to Continue Fight Against Opioid Epidemic in NC

The two-day Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit held last week served as an opportunity to reflect on progress made in North Carolina’s fight against the opioid epidemic and as a rallying cry to continue to invest in supporting communities through prevention and treatment of opioid misuse and overdose.

Media Campaigns Raise Awareness of Opioid Epidemic, Encourage Action

The opioid epidemic has been devastating to North Carolina, causing an average of five deaths in the state every day. North Carolina leaders, including Governor Roy Cooper, have taken steps over the past several years to address the epidemic in our state.

Back@Home North Carolina to Be Adopted as National Model

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.

DHHS Shoutouts: June 6, 2019

Kody Kinsley, DHHS Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, recently joined a North Carolina delegation at the Appalachian Regional Commission Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC) in Knoxville, Tenn.