Legislative Report Does Not Require Regionalization of DSS Offices
March 19, 2019
In 2017, the General Assembly passed Session Law 2017-41, legislation to address ways to strengthen and restructure the social service and child welfare system in North Carolina, to that end, the Social Services Regional Supervision and Collaboration Working Group (SSWG) was created to make recommendations for NC DHHS and the General Assembly on delivering optimal…
Healthy Opportunities Pilots to Further Whole Person Care
February 28, 2019
As a part of the Medicaid 1115 waiver application, NC DHHS submitted a “Healthy Opportunities” pilot. The pilot was approved along with the Medicaid 1115 waiver. This pilot brings an exciting prospect for achieving an important aspect of whole person care because it allows for Medicaid/Health Choice reimbursement in four areas of Social Determinants of…
Family First Prevention Services Act Creates Trauma-Informed Options for Children
The Family First Prevention Services Act, signed into law by Congress on February 9, 2018, could drastically change the child welfare system by putting more of an emphasis on prevention and using a trauma-informed approach to develop service and support plans for children at-risk of entering foster care or children already placed in foster care….