A nonprofit program credited with reducing prescription drug overdose deaths by 69 percent in one North Carolina county is going statewide this year with a $2.6 million grant from state and private sources. Renee Elder, News & Observer, April 26, 2013
The Gainesville Rural Women's Health Project is a finalist in the National Rural Health Award Competition for its efforts to improve breast cancer screening and prevention for Hispanic women in North Central Florida. Kristine Crane, The Gainesville Sun, April 24, 2013
The Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellowship will be accepting applications for the next Fellowship class until June 14, 2013. The Fellowship targets up-and-coming health professionals in a wide variety of disciplines in the early stages of their careers. The Fellowship is awarded for two years and is comprised of an educational component and a specific, individualized project.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is contributing $1.3 million to a statewide initiative that addresses chronic pain issues and reducing prescription drug abuse over the next two years. Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, April 19, 2013
Prescription drug overdoses have reached epidemic proportions in North Carolina and across the nation. In response to that challenge, Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) today announced a $2.6 million investment in Project Lazarus, a statewide program aimed at addressing chronic pain issues and combating prescription drug abuse. Funding from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the N.C.
In an attempt to stem the increase in prescription drug overdoses, Community Care of North Carolina says it will oversee a $2.6 million project to address chronic pain issues. Jason deBruyn, Triangle Business Journal, April 17, 2013
The Department of Teacher Education and Graduate Studies at Salem College received a $16,500 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to create a Teachers as Practitioners Benevolence Fund. The Chronicle, April 13, 2013
A big congratulations to the Trust's Health Care Division Director Allen Smart who received the “University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health Naomi Morris Distinguished Alumni Award” this spring from his alma mater. The Alumni Awards are given annually to two members of the UIC School of Public Health alumni body who have achieved outstanding success.
The Trust is seeking proposals to produce a strategic plan for Great Expectations, a 10-year Trust initiative designed to help low-income Forsyth County children be foundationally prepared for personal and academic success by the time they complete Kindergarten. While the Trust’s Great Expectations work is just getting underway, some key initiatives have already been launched with new and existing stakeholders, and the Trust is seeking a Strategic Investment Plan to guide ongoing work beginning in 2014.
Kelly Traylor, RN, MSN, is the nurse supervisor for the Northeast Collaborative Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program, serving mothers in Northampton, Edgecombe, Halifax and Hertford counties. The site, launched in August 2012, continues to succeed under Traylor’s leadership.