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Healthy Places NC: $900,000 in Grants Spread Across Rockingham County

Rockingham County is putting its money where its mouth is and funding local health movements with the help of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. As part of the initiative, grants are going towards Rockingham County Schools, Rockingham Community College, the Eden YMCA and the Salvation Army. GreensboroNow.com, May 27, 2016

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Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Announces Dr. Laura Gerald as New President of Statewide Foundation

Dr. Laura Gerald will serve as president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the statewide organization committed to improving the health and quality of life of financially disadvantaged North Carolinians. Dr. Gerald currently serves as market medical director for Evolent Health in Raleigh and formerly served as the North Carolina state health director. Dr.

Poor and Needy Division Funding Announcement

We are pleased to announce our grants process for the August 9, 2016, grant application deadline. The Poor and Needy Division’s financial and human resources continue to be committed to improving the quality of life and health of financially disadvantaged individuals in Forsyth County, North Carolina. We encourage grant applications from local organizations, as well as organizations located outside of Forsyth County, that work to serve financially disadvantaged Forsyth County residents.

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Names New President

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust on Friday named Dr. Laura Gerald as its next president. A pediatrician by training, Gerald formerly served as state health director and director of the N.C. Division of Public Health and comes to head the Winston-Salem-based foundation from Evolent Health in Raleigh, where she was market medical director. Owen Covington, Triad Business Journal, May 20, 2016

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Announces Dr. Laura Gerald as New President

The Trust announced today that Dr. Laura Gerald will serve as president of the statewide foundation committed to improving the health and quality of life of financially disadvantaged North Carolinians. Dr. Gerald currently serves as market medical director for Evolent Health in Raleigh and formerly served as the North Carolina state health director. A pediatrician who was born and raised in rural North Carolina, Dr.

McDowell Will Expand Access to Medical Services for Low-Income Residents

McDowell County will expand a program to serve low-income people who are high users of emergency medical services. This investment is part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC initiative, a long-term program aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties. McDowellNews.com, May 18, 2016

Healthy Places NC and Twin Counties Boys & Girls Club Triple Play to Improve Fitness Opportunities, Healthy Eating for Local Youth

With support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Twin Counties will enhance the Triple Play program – which focuses on increasing kids’ daily physical activity, teaching them about good nutrition, and helping them develop healthy relationships – at three Boys & Girls Club locations in Edgecombe and Nash Counties.

Rockingham County to Tackle Wellness with a Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community Approach

With support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Rockingham County plans to revitalize recreational, educational, and healthy eating initiatives for low-income students throughout the county. The funding is part of a community effort to increase physical activity and improve health among students and their families.

McDowell County to Expand Access to Medical Services for Low-Income Residents

With support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, McDowell County will expand a program to serve low-income high utilizers of emergency medical services. This investment is part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC initiative, a long-term program aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.

North Cove Students Benefit from Walking Classroom

North Cove fifth-graders have been participating in a program titled the Walking Classroom. This program, which costs but $3,600, was provided through a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation. Students walk with their class two to three times per week, for about 15 minutes, on a predesignated route while listening to podcasts that support their curriculum.

Program Officer Jehan Benton-Clark Accepts New Position in Colorado

The Trust's Senior Program Officer Jehan Benton-Clark announced that she has accepted a position with The Colorado Health Foundation. At the Trust, Jehan has been instrumental in launching and guiding Healthy Places NC, the Trust's $100 million initiative to improve rural health in 10 to 12 financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties. Specifically, Jehan oversees Healthy Places NC work in Halifax, Rockingham, Edgecombe and Nash counties.