The North Carolina Institute for Public Health has been awarded a grant of more than $190,000 to help the Twin Counties in its effort to use data analysis and visualization to enhance public health programs and reduce duplicate efforts. Corey Davis, Rocky Mount Telegram, July 27, 2016
Chef Frank Bookhardt was talking about the time he overcooked the cauliflower. It’s not the kind of thing you’d expect a professional chef and culinary teacher to be telling a gathering of more than 30 community college leaders focusing on ways to address community health needs.
Foundations are increasingly coming to appreciate the importance of strategy. But simply having a strategy – even an explicit strategy – does not guarantee that a foundation will actually achieve its goals.
New strategies sometimes require foundations to shift their staffing, organizational structures, administrative processes, and, possibly, their culture. The field of implementation science offers guidance to foundations as they effectively implement strategies that depart from prevailing practice.
The Trust congratulates Morgan Bowman of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute and Karina Nunez of Mitchell Community College on receiving the 2016 Rural RIBN Student Award. As part of the Trust’s commitment to rural North Carolina, the Award recognizes two outstanding nursing students from a Tier 1 and/or Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and provides them each with a $2500 scholarship to assist with tuition, books, fees, supplies and living expenses during year four of the nursing program.
Although there are 11 Southeastern states that are part of this region’s grantmakers’ association, Southeast philanthropy has largely been driven by foundations in North Carolina and Georgia. Alyssa Ochs, Inside Philanthropy, July 6, 2016