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Roanoke Rapids Skatepark Slated for Spring Opening

The 90-feet by 100-feet park, supported in part with a $125,000 grant from the Trust, will incorporate replicas of two elements favored by Roanoke Rapids skaters — the steps of Kirkwood Adams and the railings of the high school.The 90-feet by 100-feet park will incorporate replicas of two elements favored by Roanoke Rapids skaters — the steps of Kirkwood Adams and the railings of the high school. RRSPIN.com,

ACT OF CHARITY: Beaufort County receives trust money for mental, chronic illnesses

Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington was awarded more than $753,000 this month from the Trust to target patients who struggle with both mental health issues and chronic illnesses as part of the trust’s Healthy Places NC initiative. Caroline Hudson, Washington Daily News, November 22, 2015

Community Wellness Takes Center Stage as Burke County Focuses on Promoting Activity and Local, Healthy Food

The Burke County community, with support from the Trust, is working to promote active living and healthy eating, as well as grow and sustain local food systems and nearby agriculture as part of the county-wide effort to improve health. Trust funding will go toward promoting year-round physical activity for residents, establishing wellness programs, and educating residents about healthy food options. The grants are part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC, a long-term initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.

$1.5 Million Investment Aims to Connect Rockingham County Residents With the Care They Need

The Trust is providing a $1.5 million grant to launch a coordinated effort to provide assistance to low-income individuals who have chronic medical conditions and/or mental health needs in Rockingham County. The funding is part of a larger effort to build, strengthen and align health, behavioral health, and social services throughout the community. The grant is part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC effort, a long-term initiative to improve the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.

Twin Counties Expands Access to Healthy, Local Food and Places to Be Active

With support from the Trust, the Twin Counties are expanding physical activity opportunities for students and employees, as well as community members in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. The community is also focused on expanding access to local food to support nearby agriculture and promote healthy eating. The investments are part of Healthy Places NC, a long-term Trust effort to improve the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.

Beaufort County to Increase Access to Care for Patients with Diabetes and Behavioral Health Needs

Beaufort County, with support from the Trust, is enhancing primary care support and increasing access for uninsured community members diagnosed with both behavioral health needs and diabetes. One program also will serve low-income individuals in Pitt and Greene counties. The investments are part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC, a long-term initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.