Katie Oliver is 73 years old and over the last few years she's noticed a decline in her memory. That's when she decided to participate in the free memory screening Wake Forest University School of Medicine was conducting at the LEAF Center. Elaina O'Connell, TWCNews.com, June 29, 2015
Health care navigators and nonprofits that help people secure health insurance praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday and reminded local consumers that their coverage will continue with no change. Fran Daniel, Winston-Salem Journal, June 26, 2015
Tightness in his chest brought Carolina Beach resident Larry Ellington, 58, to the doctor’s office. “I don’t like going to the doctor if I can help it,” said Ellington. “But sometimes you have to. You get sick. You need care.”
Lorraine Gordon is the next door neighbor we all want. She knows everyone’s name, she sits on her porch and keeps an eye on the children as they play, and she wants to make her community a better place.
Now president of Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC), Dr. Michael Helmick first learned about the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust’s Healthy Places North Carolina initiative while serving as president of Rockingham Community College. Rockingham County is among the first of seven counties where the Trust launched Healthy Places and began investing in community-led projects and programs designed to improve health outcomes.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upholds subsidies under the Affordable Care Act could play a role in prodding House and Senate leaders toward compromise on how to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program. Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, June 25, 2015
Lorraine Gordon is affectionately known as “neighborhood watch” by residents of the Oakcrest Community in Beaufort County, NC, particularly the children she watches from her front porch as they play on the playground she helped build. She won’t tolerate bad behavior, but who wants to misbehave on a playground this awesome?
Kernersville resident Susan Choplin is one of just six North Carolina teachers handpicked to lead a Kindergarten Demonstration Classroom. Each year, she hosts up to 100 instructors from across the state to visit her class at Walkertown Elementary School and observe first-hand how she engages her students, creates a supportive learning environment, and provides Forsyth County’s children with the tools they need to succeed through high school and beyond.
This past weekend I was bursting with pride as I ran the Roanoke Canal Trail Half Marathon, which by the way was recognized as being the best trail in the state by the North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association. Les Atkins, The Daily Herald, June 24,2015
Some who look at North Carolina’s rural communities only see under-resourced places where poverty runs high and people live shorter, sicker lives than North Carolinians in our cities and suburbs. Allen Smart, Winston-Salem Journal, June 13, 2015
For 22-year-old Tiffany Haynes, the thought of being a first-time mom was scary. “I was horrified of child birth,” said Haynes. “I didn’t know what to expect or do.” Pam King of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program helped change that. Landdis Hollifield, mcdowellnews.com, June 11, 2015
You’re more likely to do something if you’ve got a teammate encouraging you along the way. That’s the idea behind “Get Fit Eden,” a 10-week program that encourages people to exercise for thirty minutes, three times a week. Sarah Krueger, myfox8.com, June 5, 2015
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital launches a program to provide frequent visitors to its emergency department with coordinated care and intensive case management. Taylor Sisk, NorthCarolinaHealthNews.com, June 3, 2015
Kate B. Reynolds longed to help people in her community overcome poverty. Today, the trust she founded helps to make that happen.
Thanks to a donation from Burt’s Bees, McDowell County’s bees will hopefully keep on buzzing. In addition to promoting healthy food production and pollinator health, bee box donations provide a great opportunity for community groups to work with and learn from local beekeepers. mcdowellnews.com, June 1, 2015