Typically, people living in urban areas rate their health more highly and are less likely to die prematurely than those living in rural Americans. The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program spoke with Allen Smart, Chair of the Roadmaps to Health Advisory Group, about the insights he gleaned on the state of rural health from a recent meeting on public and private investment in rural health care held at the White House.
For too many families in Halifax County, infant death is a reality.Though statewide rates are on the decline, (The Daily Herald’s) July 9 story revealed that infant deaths in the county almost doubled in 2011. And what’s even more heartbreaking is that half of the deaths were the result of premature births, which often can be prevented.
Four years ago, Wilkes County had one of the highest overdose rates in the country, four times the North Carolina average. From 2007 to 2009, state records show, overdoses killed more people in Wilkes County than car wrecks. John Ramsey, Fayetteville Observer, July 18, 2013
Eleven year-old Aryana James might be spending her summer in school, but has no complaints. “It’s fun – the activities that we do and the field trips and the work that we do,” said Aryana, a rising sixth grader at Mineral Springs Middle School. “The people here are nice.
The sketches and thoughts of local children will help shape the look and feel of a new playground in the Nebo area.Today from 4-5 p.m., kids are invited to put crayon to paper and draw their dream playgrounds during an event at Nebo Crossing Church, on Harmony Grove Road in Nebo. McDowell News, July 8, 2013
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust while touring Beaufort County recognized the "Helping Others Help Themselves" project sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Washington Housing Authority. Beaufort Observer, July 07, 2013
Measuring whether taking physical-health services to a behavioral-health provider can improve a patient’s overall condition is the goal of a local initiative funded by a $346,252 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, July 4, 2013
For about 1,500 children in three separate McDowell County school districts, things are about to get active. On Tuesday, from 4 – 5 p.m., kids are invited to Grace Baptist Church on Shady Lane in Marion to design their dream playground. McDowell News, July 2, 2013