Newsletter Articles

The Human & Social Web Applications Management Unit of DHHS’ Information Technology Division is helping DHHS’ Hearings & Appeals Section go paperless.

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.

Increased cooperation and cross-divisional partnerships were cited as essential to improving DHHS’ service to North Carolina families with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind children at the 2019 National Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference, held March 5 in Chicago.

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.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, is the keynote speaker next week at the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) health care symposium Nov. 21–22, 2019 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Durham. 

NCDHHS' Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) will receive $240,000 for the first year of a 3-year project from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) Lifespan Respite Care Program for services provided by DHHS' respite programs. North Carolina is one of 16 states to receive ACL grant awards.

North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper joined State Health Director Dr. Betsey Tilson at Wake County Human Services to encourage North Carolinians to get vaccinated against the flu.

New Federal Tax Withholding Tables were added to the Integrated HR/Payroll System last month, and some DHHS employees may be wondering if they need to change their withholding allowance.

The North Carolina Rehabilitation Association hosted their 23rd annual C. Odell Tyndall Legislative Breakfast on June 13 in the cafeteria of the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. 

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.

Eight NC Department of Health and Human Services employees received 2019 Richard Caswell Awards.

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.

Once more, NCDHHS' Broughton Hospital has been named a Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America. Hospital employees, patients, community members, partners, stakeholders and other NCDHHS employees came together to cast their votes and see Broughton recognized for its historic beauty. Broughton ranked 13th and tallied 19,004 votes.

Lawrence Holliday, an employee at DHHS' Disability Determination Services, recently appeared on an episode of "Wheel of Fortune." It aired in the Triangle on Nov. 14. Holliday shared how he became a contestant on the game show and what the experience was like.

A team from Rowan County gave the top performance at this week's North Carolina Paramedic Championship.