Newsletter Articles

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.

Another Record-Breaking Year for DHHS Bunny Drive Donations

DHHS offices in Raleigh collected 2,920 stuffed animals for the 2019 Bunny Drive, breaking last year’s all-time record of 2,817. 

Wright School Celebrates Renovations

Wright School recently completed a building renovation, which began in November 2017.

Pinwheels for Prevention Planted Across Raleigh by DHHS Employees

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

Small Steps, Bright Future Campaign Aims to Reduce Risk of Stroke

May is Stroke Awareness Month and a new Division of Public Health stroke prevention campaign, Small Steps, Bright Future, focuses on preventing stroke among African Americans who are at a disproportionate risk for stroke. 

Annual Breakfast Celebrates Success Stories of People with Disabilities

Born three months premature, Jesse Sykes was not expected to live longer than 24 hours. At age 2, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy related to her premature birth. Doctors recommended she be put into a wheelchair, but her mother disagreed.

More Powerful NC Campaign Launches in Effort to Educate Public About Opioids

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 Shoutouts: Osborne Awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine; Vulmiri published in Health Affairs journal; and more

Susan Osborne, DHHS’ Assistant Secretary for County Operations, was recently awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

Eight DHHS Employees Honored with 2019 Caswell Awards

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