The Burke County community, with support from the Trust, is working to promote active living and healthy eating, as well as grow and sustain local food systems and nearby agriculture as part of the county-wide effort to improve health. Trust funding will go toward promoting year-round physical activity for residents, establishing wellness programs, and educating residents about healthy food options. The grants 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.
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The Trust is providing a $1.5 million grant to launch a coordinated effort to provide assistance to low-income individuals who have chronic medical conditions and/or mental health needs in Rockingham County. The funding is part of a larger effort to build, strengthen and align health, behavioral health, and social services throughout the community. The grant is part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC effort, a long-term initiative to improve the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.
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, 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.
MDC Seeks Great Expectations Program Coordinator
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.
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.
I remember the day my son said his first word, started kindergarten, learned to read and rode a bike. These ‘firsts’ are happy memories as my son reached milestones and became independent.
In 2015, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust brought in Durham-based MDC to serve as an ‘Activating Agency’ and support the Trust’s Great Expectations initiative in Forsyth County.
An interview with Julie Mooney, Senior Program Director, MDC
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.