Disability Services

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Launches New Plan to Advance Employment for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the launch of Promoting and Expanding Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Strategic Plan.
Thursday, January 20, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the launch of Promoting and Expanding Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Strategic Plan.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Outlines Priorities to Strengthen the State's System of Community-Based Services and Supports for People with Disabilities in the 2022-23 Olmstead Plan

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services published its Olmstead Plan, designed to assist people with disabilities who receive or are eligible for publicly-funded services to reside in and experience the full benefit of being part of day-to-day life in communities alongside those without disabilities. Developed with stakeholders from across the state, the plan’s goal is to divert people from entering institutions and to support those wishing to leave.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services published its Olmstead Plan, designed to assist people with disabilities who receive or are eligible for publicly-funded services to reside in and experience the full benefit of being part of day-to-day life in communities alongside those without disabilities. Developed with stakeholders from across the state, the plan’s goal is to divert people from entering institutions and to support those wishing to leave.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 00:00

North Carolina Selected to Participate in US Department of Labor's VOICE Initiative to Increase Employment to Those with Disabilities

<p>North Carolina is among 12 states selected by the U.S. Department of Labor to Participate in an initiative to increase emploment of people with disabilities.&nbsp;</p>
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

North Carolina is among 12 states selected by the U.S. Department of Labor to Participate in an initiative to increase emploment of people with disabilities. 

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Proclaims July 26 as ADA Day in North Carolina

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed Friday as Americans with Disabilities Day in North Carolina, honoring the more than 1.3 million North Carolinians who have a disability and reminding all that the Americans with Disabilities Act, which turns 29 on Friday, is landmark legislation that promotes full inclusion and integration for people with disabilities into their communities.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 00:00

Vocational Rehabilitation Services Accepting Nominees for Assistive Technology Awards

<p>The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services&rsquo; Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services is accepting applications for the Stephen E. Sallee Assistive Technology Awards of Excellence.</p>
Tuesday, August 07, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services is accepting applications for the Stephen E. Sallee Assistive Technology Awards of Excellence.

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Recognizes ADA Anniversary, Urges Continued Progress for North Carolinians with Disabilities

Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed Thursday, July 26 as Americans with Disabilities Act Day in North Carolina.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed Thursday, July 26 as Americans with Disabilities Act Day in North Carolina.

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 00:00

DHHS Approved for Traumatic Brain Injury Pilot Project

<p>The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been approved by the Centers for Medicare &amp; Medicaid Services to begin a pilot project in Cumberland, Durham, Johnston and Wake counties to offer rehabilitation services for adults who have suffered traumatic brain injury on or after their 22nd birthday.</p>
Friday, April 20, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to begin a pilot project in Cumberland, Durham, Johnston and Wake counties to offer rehabilitation services for adults who have suffered traumatic brain injury on or after their 22nd birthday.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 00:00

DHHS Releases Interactive Map Showing Social Determinants of Health Indicators Across North Carolina

<p>The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services&rsquo; State Center for Health Statistics has created an interactive map with a series of overlays showing social determinants of health indicators in North Carolina, including the economic, social and neighborhood, and housing and transportation status of residents across the state.</p>
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ State Center for Health Statistics has created an interactive map with a series of overlays showing social determinants of health indicators in North Carolina, including the economic, social and neighborhood, and housing and transportation status of residents across the state.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 00:00

New Contracts Focus on Improved Behavioral Health Outcomes The new contracts with Local Management Care Entities/Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCOs) include performance benchmarks related to care coordination, follow-up care and housing

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is strengthening its contracts by seeking improved outcomes from the organizations that manage behavioral health care services supported with Medicaid and state mental health funds.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is strengthening its contracts by seeking improved outcomes from the organizations that manage behavioral health care services supported with Medicaid and state mental health funds.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 00:00

N.C. DHHS to Accept Applications for Low Income Energy Assistance Program Dec. 1

<p>The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for the state&#39;s Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) beginning Dec. 1, 2015.</p>
Friday, November 13, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for the state's Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) beginning Dec. 1, 2015.