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Pre-employment Transition Program Helps 70 Students in Western NC

Seventy students are being helped through a partnership between the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, area schools and Industrial Opportunities, Inc.

SECC Aims for $325,000 Goal Before Dec. 14 Deadline

The NC Department of Health and Human Services is looking to reach its goal of raising $325,000 for the State Employees Combined Campaign before Friday, Dec. 14.

North Carolinians Without Health Insurance Encouraged to Sign Up for Coverage

Having health insurance is a big part of being healthy. If you don’t have health coverage, consider enrolling for 2019 coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15.

Back@Home NC Supports Families Hit Hard by Hurricane Florence

Back@Home is helping families who don’t qualify for FEMA Individual Assistance but need housing assistance.

DHHS Shoutouts: DPH’s Foust, Mattson Receive Awards; NCATP Honored for Work on Online Course; Seniors’ Basketball Team with DHHS Coach, Players Wins State Finals

DPH’s Foust, Mattson Receive Awards; NCATP Honored for Work on Online Course; Seniors’ Basketball Team with DHHS Coach, Players Wins State Finals

DHHS Employees Help Victims of Flooding in Lumberton

Employees of the NC Department of Health and Human Services have been part of a groundswell of neighbors across our state helping neighbors to recover from the devastating winds that sent trees crashing into homes and torrential rains that left some homes, businesses, parks and highways under water in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Florence on Sept. 14 and Michael on Oct. 11.

Diabetes Advisory Council Honors Champions in the Fight Against Diabetes

The North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council honored heroes in the fight against diabetes in an award ceremony held Oct. 26 in Raleigh, just days before the start of Diabetes Awareness Month, declared by Governor Roy Cooper to draw attention to the disease that has no cure.

DVR Employee Recipient of a Governor’s Award for Excellence for Heroism

Rick Dickerson, a rehabilitation engineer with DHHS’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, received one of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence at an Oct. 23 ceremony at the Museum of History in Raleigh for his response to a motor vehicle crash.

'Neighbor Helping Neighbor' Community Service Leave Expansion

In the spirit of “Neighbor Helping Neighbor”, Governor Roy Cooper has authorized an expansion of Community Service Leave (CSL) Policy to allow state employees to use up to 40 hours of CSL for any Hurricane Florence-related volunteer activity.

Act Now for 2019 Enrollment in the State Health Plan, NCFlex and Other Benefits

Open Enrollment is underway for state employees to sign up for the State Health Plan, NCFlex benefits and DHHS Supplemental Benefits Plan. But employees must take action soon! The enrollment period ends Oct. 31.