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Join Us for the Innovations in Rural Health Award Event

Innovations in Rural Health Award

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust established the award to recognize innovative ideas and work that have the potential to improve the health of people living in rural North Carolina. Join Us as we celebrate the four finalists and announce the winner of the Rural Health Award.

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Trust Kicks Off Great Expectations Initiative to Invest in Forsyth County's Youngest Children

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is making a $30-million commitment to improve educational opportunities for young children in Forsyth County. One step it took toward fulfilling that promise was to pay for 150 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers and administrators to go to the N.C. Association for the Education of Young Children (NCaeyc) conference in September.

Trust Brings National Program for Low-Income First-Time Moms to Forsyth County

Expectant first-time Forsyth County moms can soon get extra guidance and care from dedicated registered nurses thanks to the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the Forsyth County Department of Public Health. Today, the organizations’ leaders announced they are partnering to bring Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) to Forsyth County.

Trust Invests $2 Million in New Medical School at Campbell University

On a sunny August day at Campbell University's Buies Creek campus, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced a $2 million grant from the Trust's Health Care Division toward the University's new School of Osteopathic Medicine, slated to open in August 2013.

Campbell announced the $2 million grant from the Trust and a $2 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation at the event attended by approximately 100 people. The $4 million in grants will be used for the medical school's clinical examination area and state-of-the-art simulation lab.

North Carolina Community Health Centers Win More than $5.1 Million in Federal Funding to Serve Patients, Create Jobs

Nine community health centers in North Carolina secured more than $5.1 million in federal funding to serve more patients and create local jobs, according to a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grants are part of the federal effort to expand community health centers around the country. According to HHS, the grants were awarded to 219 health centers nationwide and will improve access to care for more than 1.25 million patients.

Trust Announces First Three Counties to Participate in “Healthy Places NC”

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has invited three counties in North Carolina to participate in Healthy Places NC, a new “place-based” grant-making initiative aimed at improving the health and overall quality of life for people in rural areas of the state.

Beaufort County, Halifax County, and McDowell County will be the first collaborators with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust on this strategic, intensive and long-term effort.

The Trust and the NC Center for Rural Health Innovation and Performance Work Together to Assist Tier 1 Hospitals and Communities

In the future, fewer Medicare patients may have to return to local hospitals for treatment now that providers in some rural North Carolina counties may have an opportunity to explore the latest advances in care transitions. Qualified rural hospitals in Tier 1 counties may be eligible to receive technical assistance in completing applications for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Community Based Care Transitions Program (CCTP).


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