Newsletter Articles

NCDHHS' Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) was recently awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help promote a public health approach to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

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.

The Adaptive Engineering Technology team at the Riddle Center designs, modifies and repairs specialty wheelchairs – most of which are very complex in function – and makes or modifies items such as helmets, splints and beds to assist residents with activities of daily living.

DHHS Division of Health Service Regulation's Radiation Protection section's drone will be able to detect radiation, allowing its human handlers to remain safe distance away.

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

More Powerful NC, a public education campaign to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and empower North Carolinians to take action to address the epidemic in their homes and communities, launched in early April. 

Secretary Cohen Named One of Top 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives, Richard, Marti Honored with 2019 NC Pediatric Society Awards, and more. 

DHHS held its first-ever Native American Heritage Month event on Nov. 20 featuring members of the Lumbee tribe from Robeson County who were dressed in full regalia and provided native singing, dancing and storytelling.

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

The April 17 deadline for filing federal, state and local taxes is less than a month away and DHHS is sharing opportunities for taxpayers to receive assistance in filing their taxes and determine if their eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Dorothea Dix Park will host several events this summer and fall.

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.

Volunteers across DHHS observed Child Abuse Prevention Month by planting more than 5,000 Pinwheels for Prevention.

Young adults in Durham and the surrounding Triangle region who are experiencing housing instability now have a place to turn for support thanks to the Host Home Program, an intervention funded by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and implemented by the LGBTQ Center of Durham.

OEMS Chief Mitchell Honored by Rescue and EMS Association; Gilliam Receives Leadership Award from Benchmarks; Tomlinson Elected Section Councilor for APHA's Oral Health Section; Emma Sandoe Featured as Co-author in Health Affairs; IDD Team Member Angelia Lightfoot Builds Partnerships.