The Forsyth County Department of Public Health’s Nurse-Family Partnership program has taken off well, chipping away at our longstanding problem of infant mortality. The relatively new program, part of a nationwide movement, is supported here by a five-year grant from the Kate B.
What if we, as a community, resolve in 2014 to ensure that each of our children has the tools to succeed in school? As local researchers and catalysts for action, Forsyth Futures believes policymakers and community members should study the results and work together to make sure local programs and resources align with the results.
Registered nurse Keisha Lucas cooed over 5-month-old Poppy as proud first-time mom Maegan Gomez described her baby’s growth and latest milestones. Meghann Evans, Winston-Salem Journal, December 26, 2013
At 24, Lakhana Carter is just beginning to figure out how to be an adult. She is scheduled to graduate from Forsyth Technical Community College with an associate’s degree in applied science, works as a cashier at Sam’s Club and has lived in her one-bedroom apartment off University Parkway the past four years. Michael Hewlett, Winston-Salem
We are excited to announce our Poor and Needy Division grants solicitation and application process for the February 2014 grant cycle.
Please find the Poor and Needy Division funding announcement and details here.
Deborah Washington has lived with diabetes for more than four decades. After numerous trips to the hospital beginning at the age of 7, she was diagnosed as a diabetic at 13. Paige Rentz, Fayetteville Observer, December 11, 2013
McDowell County is making strides in improving the health and well-being of its people and has the potential to become a leader for other communities in this area. But more work remains to be done. Mike Conley, The McDowell News, December 9, 2013
Over the past several months, anyone driving up Catawba River Road in Old Fort has noticed that Finley Park is getting some much needed repairs and renovations. Ginny Hines, The McDowell News, December 7, 2013