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In an effort to hear directly from those served through North Carolina's public behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities system, the NC Department of Health and Human Services has scheduled six additional town hall listening sessions.

Several data sources are being used by organizations, partners and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services to help paint a clear picture of the opioid epidemic, combat the crisis and save lives.

DHHS' Division of Public Health last month held a ceremony honoring long-term survivors of HIV and the health care providers who are helping them achieve good health and viral suppression, as part of a recognition of World AIDS Day.

The Office of Communications is pleased to share updated branding guidance for DHHS that replaces the “NC Tree' and uses the state seal.

Governor Roy Cooper’s 2nd annual School Supply Drive wrapped up last month, with over 3,000 boxes of supplies collected for schools across the state by DHHS and state employees as well as residents.

North Carolina has a long history of leading in early education. But panelists participating in the final session of the North Carolina Early Childhood Summit said we must do more to change early learning outcomes for all young children across the state—especially children of color.

The Project SEARCH Transition to Work Program celebrated nine graduates during a ceremony held last month at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Campus.

Having health insurance is a big part of being healthy. If you don't have health coverage, consider enrolling for 2020 coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15, 2019.

The N.C. Department of Health and Health Services' Division of Aging and Adult Services and its partners recently collaborated on efforts to raise awareness about protecting elders across the state.

N.C. Public Health Division Director Danny Staley laid out a roadmap to a new strategic service model for public health, known as Public Health 3.0, at this year's North Carolina Health Leaders' Conference in Raleigh.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Healthcare Association have awarded six North Carolina hospitals and health systems grants for a pilot program to combat the opioid crisis in North Carolina.

NC Medicaid employees, contractors and business partners met on Aug. 29 for an afternoon hosted by Secretary Mandy Cohen to receive updates on the move to Medicaid Managed Care in North Carolina.

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed March 2018 as "Intellectual and Developmental Disability Awareness Month," and in doing so commends North Carolinians living with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, as well as the organizations and agencies that work with them.

The opioid epidemic has been devastating to North Carolina, causing an average of five deaths in the state every day. North Carolina leaders, including Governor Roy Cooper, have taken steps over the past several years to address the epidemic in our state.

NCDHHS staff are mobilizing across divisions to make progress on North Carolina's Early Childhood Action Plan. Department leaders recently spent two days working in cross-sector teams to strategize and make plans to leverage and align work in three priority areas for 2020.