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Announcing the 2014 Innovations in Rural Health Award

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is excited to announce the 2014 Innovations in Rural Health Award. For the second year in a row, we are looking for original, innovative solutions to drive health improvement in rural communities. One winner will receive a $25,000 New Rural Award for their creative and inspiring ideas. Up to three finalists will receive $7,500 each.

Dealing with Diabetes

At a small medical practice in the Duplin County town of Wallace, one diagnosis tends to stand out.  “Diabetes is rampant in eastern North Carolina,” said Dr. Mott Blair of Vidant Family Practice-Wallace. “Sometimes it seems like every patient you see has diabetes.”  Doug Boyd, East Carolina University, August 27, 2013

Trust Leadership Attends White House Meeting on Rural Health

In July, Trust President Karen McNeil-Miller and Health Care Division Director Allen Smart attended a meeting at the White House about public and private investment in rural health care. The meeting was significant in that it marked the first time rural funders met with federal officials responsible for providing assistance to rural communities.