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Halifax County’s Integrated Care Model to Be Replicated in Community Health Centers Across North Carolina

With support from the Trust, Rural Health Group, Inc., will replicate its Halifax County integrated care model—providing coordinated behavioral and primary care health services to patients in one location—in 10 additional community health centers across the state. The $495,000 grant for an “Integrated Care University” is part of the Kate B.

Trust Funds New Walking Trail in Beaufort County as Part of Healthy Places NC

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced it will fund an interactive walking trail at Beaufort County Community College as part of Healthy Places North Carolina, a long-term Trust initiative announced in 2012 to improve health and health care in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties. Beaufort County is one of four counties the Trust has invited to participate in Healthy Places NC.

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

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