The Transylvania Times -

By John Lanier

Cohen Discusses Health, Early Childhood


March 25, 2019

Callie Horwath

After the N.C. Childhood Action Plan Presentation and Workshop, the Transylvania County Kindergarten Readiness Rally was held at the county Activity Center and featured a visit from Super Grover.

N.C. Department of Health and Human Resources (NCDHHS) Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen discussed some of her major concerns, ranging from the plight of rural hospitals and the opioid crisis to expanding Medicaid and early childhood education, during a private interview and the N.C. Early Childhood Action Plan Presentation and Workshop last Thursday.

The presentation and workshop were held at Brevard College's Porter Center.

"We think about rural health a lot," said Cohen, whose department has more than 17,000 employees and a budget of roughly $20 billion.

Two major problems face rural communit...

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