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.
Below you will find news from the Trust.
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.
Health Legacy Foundations
Under federal law, millions of dollars resulting from the sale of nonprofit hospitals are being earmarked to improve health in North Carolina communities.
The Trust is accepting applications for current and anticipated Program Officer and Senior Program Officer positions. These are full-time, permanent positions with an excellent set of benefits.
Philanthropy can change a lot of things on the surface of communities by contributing dollars, but can it really change entrenched mindsets and shift a community’s outlook?