Newsletter Articles

Children’s Mental Health Awareness: Partnerships and Prevention Strategies

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and during this time attention turns to increasing public awareness surrounding the issues of children’s mental health and overall mental health. The goal is to reduce stigma that might be associated with seeking treatment and to provide resources for those seeking services, especially suicide prevention. 

May Recognitions of DHHS Programs, Partners

During May, Governor Roy Cooper issued proclamations for numerous awareness efforts and causes the NC Department of Health and Human Services is involved in with the support of partners throughout the state.

DHHS Employees Celebrated at Employee Appreciation Event

DHHS employees were celebrated by department leadership during State Employee Recognition Week from May 5 to 11.

All in for NC Kids: Q&A With Yadkin County’s Jessica Wall

The Early Childhood Action Plan for North Carolina launched in February with a vision to support the state’s young children so they grow up healthy in safe and nurturing families, schools and communities. 

DHHS Shoutouts: Five Named to North Carolina Institute of Medicine; Dr. Carrie Brown Featured on “Education Matters;” and DHHS Hosts Blood Drive

Five named to North Carolina Institute of Medicine; Dr. Carrie Brown was featured on "Education Matters" discussing youth mental health and DHHS hosts Red Cross blood drive. 

Division of Aging and Adult Services Celebrates Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month took center stage at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Campus on May 3 as the Division of Aging and Adult Services sponsored the Department of Health and Human Services’ monthly First Friday event.  

Free, Healthy Meals Available to Students at Risk of Hunger During Summer

Children and teens at risk of inadequate food when school is not in session may receive free, nutritious meals and snacks through the Summer Food Service Program beginning this month.

“Active and Healthy” Minority Health Month Comes to a Close

April was Minority Health Month and DHHS noted the observance with activities throughout the month.

Student Poster Contest Winners Named in “Fight the Bite” Campaign

Every year, ticks and mosquitoes transmit infections to residents across North Carolina.

All in for NC Kids: Q&A with Transylvania County Commissioner Page Ives Lemel

As one way of helping the state drive toward the Early Childhood Action Plan goals, NCDHHS is sharing how leaders and advocates across the state are supporting young children in their communities.