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Below you will find news from the Trust.

Trust Brings Together State, National Funders to Invest $610,000 to Help North Carolinians Obtain Health Insurance

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, joined by national and state philanthropic partners, announced more than $600,000 in funds to help inform low-income, Spanish-speaking and rural North Carolinians about new affordable health insurance options available through North Carolina’s new Health Insurance Marketplace.

Trust President Speaks at Campbell University Medical School Dedication

On September 19 the sun was shining in Buies Creek, North Carolina, as hundreds of people arrived at Campbell University to celebrate the state's first new Medical School in 35 years. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory spoke at the historic event and was joined by Campbell trustees, donors, and local and state elected officials.

Announcing the 2014 Innovations in Rural Health Award

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is excited to announce the 2014 Innovations in Rural Health Award. For the second year in a row, we are looking for original, innovative solutions to drive health improvement in rural communities. One winner will receive a $25,000 New Rural Award for their creative and inspiring ideas. Up to three finalists will receive $7,500 each.

Trust Leadership Attends White House Meeting on Rural Health

In July, Trust President Karen McNeil-Miller and Health Care Division Director Allen Smart attended a meeting at the White House about public and private investment in rural health care. The meeting was significant in that it marked the first time rural funders met with federal officials responsible for providing assistance to rural communities.

Trust to Host Community Health Forums in Beaufort County

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, in partnership with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, will host three community health forums in Beaufort County to review Beaufort County’s health ranking, discuss the Healthy Places NC initiative, and hear from the local community. Residents are invited to attend to share their ideas about what Beaufort County needs to become a healthier place and to learn more about how to get involved in Healthy Places moving forward.

When/Where:
AURORA: June 3, 10:00 to 11:30 am

Trust Invests in Dental Health for Financially Disadvantaged of Forsyth County

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced grants of nearly $1.3 million this month to improve the health and quality of life of financially disadvantaged residents in Forsyth County. The Trust began to make strategic investments in dental health—a funding focus for its Forsyth County grant making—by making a two-year, $113,300 commitment to the North Carolina Dental Health Fund to operate a free dental clinic for homeless and financially needy residents in the area.

Trust Invests Millions to Improve Quality of Life for North Carolina Seniors

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced grants of more than $2 million this month to improve the quality of care and overall health of financially disadvantaged seniors in North Carolina. Investments in the state’s older adults include a multi-generational fitness trail; increased access to primary care services; a statewide model to address depression among seniors; and the expansion of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which allows seniors to stay in their homes longer and access comprehensive care.

Bernstein Health Leadership Fellowship Accepting Applications

The Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellowship will be accepting applications for the next Fellowship class until June 14, 2013. The Fellowship targets up-and-coming health professionals in a wide variety of disciplines in the early stages of their careers.  The Fellowship is awarded for two years and is comprised of an educational component and a specific, individualized project.

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