The rate of unintentional deaths from opioid poisoning has reached epidemic proportions. One model of successful intervention is Project Lazarus, an integrated-care pilot program in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Community Care of North Carolina, supported by a grant of $1.3 million from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and matching funds of $1.3 million from the North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Community Care, is now expanding the Project Lazarus approach statewide.
Thirty vibrant, happy faces clamored into the John 3:16 Center Wednesday for a very special project. “I’m going to draw a picture of a playground,” said 6-year-old Meredith Powell, adding she likes the sideways monkey bars. Della Rose, The Daily Herald, June 20, 2013
Back in October 2012 there was a community forum held at Halifax Community College to discuss the County Health Rankings, Healthy Places North Carolina and to hear ideas about what the community of Halifax County wanted and needed. Gavin Coombs, The Daily Herald, June 11, 2013
One o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon, and a spirited game of bingo is waging in the lobby of Carolina Springs Apartments, a senior citizen community in Carrboro. Jack Gregory declines to participate. Taylor Sisk, North Carolina Health News, June 10, 2013
In response to the need for primary care services in rural North Carolina, the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing has partnered with others to open a school-based and nurse-managed health center at an Alamance County elementary school to serve the school and surrounding area. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill website, June 7, 2013