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Strengthening the System of Care for Older North Carolinians with Behavioral Health Needs

The number of North Carolina's older adults is rising, and as a result, the design and delivery of behavioral health services to this population is of increasing concern. The mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of older adults are different than those of other populations, typically occur with other health problems, and often fail to be addressed comprehensively.

Agencies Hold Kickoff for Southwestern-NC Area Nurse-Family Partnership

Community leaders announced last week that Nurse-Family Partnership, a nationally-recognized, evidence-based home visiting program for low-income, first-time mothers, will expand to serve mothers in Jackson, Haywood, Macon and Swain counties.

NFP works to improve pregnancy outcomes, improve child health and development and strengthen economic self-sufficiency of the families it serves. The program will be implemented in this area by the Southwestern Child Development Commission.