Newsletter Articles

Flu season is here and DHHS wants you to be vaccinated! As in previous years, DHHS will be offering flu shot clinics for employees, their dependents, and eligible retired state employees.

DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen and leaders and staff from across DHHS are reading to children to celebrate Week of the Young Child.

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.

Officials from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Public Safety participated with federal, state and local partners in a multi-state Ebola virus disease emergency preparedness exercise Nov. 4–8, 2019.

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.

With Secretary Mandy Cohen's leadership, DHHS wants to make sure the behavioral health care needs of beneficiaries are met, and that access to programs that provide people with resources.

The N.C. Medicaid Office of Compliance and Program Integrity (OCPI), part of DHHS, and N.C. Department of Justice Medicaid Investigations Division (MID) held a joint training for their teams at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.

More than 200 community stakeholders engaged in the planning for the Family First Prevention Services Act during a meeting June 5 at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center. 

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.

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. 

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.

The Project SEARCH Transition to Work Program recently graduated its first group of participants.

A paramedic program, volunteer center and the town of Mooresville were the winners of the Division of Aging and Adult Services' 25th annual Busse, Maddox and Messer Awards. The awards, handed out during January and February, recognize individuals or organizations that went above and beyond to help aging citizens in North Carolina.

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.