A walking challenge has gotten church members in the community off the couch and hitting the pavement. The walking challenge is part of a larger project to improve the community’s health through physical activity, organizers said. Tracy Farnham, The News Herald, August 31, 2015
The prize recognizes and celebrates communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to make change – change that will enable all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives now and for generations to come. The annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation competition will award up to 10 winning communities with a $25,000 cash prize and have their stories celebrated and shared broadly.
More than 100 Pinetops residents joined forces with KaBOOM! and the Trust on Saturday to erect the first of four community playgrounds in the Twin Counties that will serve area families. LaMonique Hamilton, Rocky Mount Telegram, August 25, 2015
The dysfunctions of the mental health system are no secret: NPQ has reported on the effects of mental health cutbacks, and stories of desperate psychiatric patients play out every day around the world. Amy Butcher, Nonprofit Quarterly, August 19, 2015
Mental health patients in rural Nash and Vance Counties are getting help from local nurses and technicians to keep their medications straight at home. The Trust has given more than $2 million to fund the Mobile Medicine Program, administered by the North Carolina Hospital Association. Rebecca Martinez, WUNC.org, August 18, 2015
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is embarking on a two-year professional development initiative designed to enhance the leadership skills of a selected group of kindergarten teachers. WSFCSchools.blogpost.com, August 17, 2015
At the height of her panic attacks, Mildred Fuller lay with her baby on the floor, hands pinned beneath her body and hearing voices. She was paralyzed by anxiety after giving birth to her fourth child 16 years ago. Mary Katherine Wildeman, The News & Observer, August 16, 2015
A collaborative effort between McDowell Technical Community College, city and county officials has transformed an unused area near the Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center into a new walking trail. Landdis Hollifield, McDowellNews.com, August 5, 2015
Why are some people – just a few miles apart – living shorter, sicker lives than others? It has less to do with health care than education, jobs and other conditions in their neighborhoods. Opinion by Allen Smart, The News & Observer, August 5, 2015
Kate B. Reynolds opened a hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the 1940s to provide access to health care for African Americans who were denied treatment at most hospitals.
The timing could not have been better. The Trust has announced the launch of an early childhood development initiative at a time when many of our children could not be more at risk. Editorial Board, Winston-Salem Journal, August 1, 2015