Rockingham County, suffering the effects of lost industries, lost jobs and lost hope, is experiencing a renaissance. The community is coming together and finding common ground in the fight to improve the health of the people who call the county home.
Although it appears McDowell County slipped from 66 in 2013 to 76 in 2014 in the County Health Rankings & Ratings health outcome rankings – overall there were significant improvements made that should be celebrated and built on. Abena Asante, The McDowell News, March 29, 2014
The fifth annual County Health Rankings were released Wednesday, March 26 by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The study, available at www.countyhealthrankings.org, ranks the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states.
County Health Rankings & ROADMAPS Ranks the health of counties around the country and gives communities tools to improve their health. This year, County Health Rankings spotlighted three communities, including North Carolina's Rockingham County, that have used the rankings to spur change, form collaborations and focus on long-term health change. New Public Health Blog, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, March 26, 2014
They’re taking bad news with a grain of salt in Rockingham County. The annual 'County Health Rankings & Roadmaps' assessment survey saw the county slip from 78 to 83 when comparing North Carolina’s 100 counties. Joe Dominguez, myfox8.com, March 26, 2014
With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Down East Partnership for Children just completed the fourth and final year of the Ready Evaluation project.
North Carolina stands out as a significant leader among states where the state has not taken a role in implementing the ACA. [A]mong the states where HHS is running the exchange, only Texas and Florida have higher private plan enrollment totals – and their populations are significantly larger. Louise Norris, healthinsurance.org, March 12, 2014
Since 2007, McDowell County’s children have experienced improvement in key health indicators, including insurance coverage, dental care, teen pregnancy, child deaths and even high school graduation rates. Mike Conley, The McDowell News, February 27, 2014
Healthy Places NC is the Trust's long-term initiative to invest in health improvements in 10 to 15 rural communities over a 10-year period. This video explores what this work looks like on the ground in Halifax County.
Essay by Karen McNeil-Miller, President, and Allen Smart, Vice President of Programs, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
PROGRAM OFFICER JEHAN BENTON-CLARK ARRIVES IN HALIFAX COUNTY, a rural, remote part of northeastern North Carolina, after driving from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust office in Winston-Salem.