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Twin Counties Expands Access to Healthy, Local Food and Places to Be Active

With support from the Trust, the Twin Counties are expanding physical activity opportunities for students and employees, as well as community members in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. The community is also focused on expanding access to local food to support nearby agriculture and promote healthy eating. The investments are part of Healthy Places NC, a long-term Trust effort to improve the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.

Beaufort County to Increase Access to Care for Patients with Diabetes and Behavioral Health Needs

Beaufort County, with support from the Trust, is enhancing primary care support and increasing access for uninsured community members diagnosed with both behavioral health needs and diabetes. One program also will serve low-income individuals in Pitt and Greene counties. The investments are part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC, a long-term initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.

Trust Awards $1.4M in Grants to Help North Carolinians Enroll in Health Insurance Across The State

The Trust today announced more than $1.4 million in grant awards to support efforts to help educate North Carolinians about available health insurance options. Awarded to eight organizations, the grants will help groups reach out to low-income, Spanish-speaking, and rural North Carolinians, as well as support statewide collaborative efforts among organizations working to maximize the number of people who enroll for health coverage through the Marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act.

Update: Investing in the Impact of the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act means lower cost health insurance is now available to millions of people whose current health insurance options are few to none. The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has invested nearly $4.4 million to help North Carolinians identify and secure health insurance, with the long-term goal of ensuring everyone can access affordable health care. Specifically, we are focused on enrolling North Carolina’s financially disadvantaged rural and Spanish-speaking residents.

Growing Language & Communication Skills: More Than Baby Talk

A child’s success or failure in school is determined long before he or she steps foot in a classroom. With funding from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust as part of its Great Expectations early childhood effort, Smart Start of Forsyth County and the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute are collaborating to enrich the language and communication skills of infants and toddlers by enhancing both the skills and the confidence of the early childhood educators.

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