The McDowell County Health Coalition, MEDA and the McDowell Chamber of Commerce will take part in a $25,000 research initiative with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that will seek to improve the health and wellness for local workers. mcdowellnews.com, July 1, 2014
The town of Aurora is sponsoring a community garden project that will promote healthy eating and give youth workforce development opportunities.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust recently issued a grant to the Bell Foundation to support a summer literacy program for financially disadvantaged 3rd graders who are struggling with reading.
In the first 6 months that Lieutenant Chad Robinson started stopping by the homes of about 70 area patients, 127 fewer calls came into the 911 Communications Center. In that same period savings totaled about $64,000, according to McDowell County EMS.
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.
The partnership between ASU and local clinics recently received the 2014 Innovations in Rural Health Award from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
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.
Trust’s Education Investments Span Education Investment Early Childhood to Post-Secondary Grade Levels.
The conversation has clearly moved from the abstract concepts of gathering and accessing data, to how we can use that data to solve real-world challenges. Pioneering Ideas (Paul Tarini), RWJF.org, June 10, 2014
Including a free healthy lunch and “A Healthy Bite Cooking Challenge” as part of their successful event was a natural for the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Expo. Betty Bianconi, The Daily Herald, June 4, 2014