The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians and works closely with health care professionals, community leaders and advocacy groups; local, state and federal entities; and many other stakeholders to make this happen. For this presentation, NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen will discuss numerous department initiatives to build a stronger, healthier North Carolina. This will include North Carolina’s medicaid transformation and how it will promote access to and quality of care, the North Carolina Opioid Action Plan and the state level work fighting the opioid crisis, the NC Early Childhood Education Plan, and more.