The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is working with community colleges in North Carolina to explore how these institutions can play a role in improving community health and contribute to the goals of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC initiative.
Below you will find news from the Trust.
Foundations that have experimented with place-based initiatives have come to realize the limitations of operating solely at the neighborhood level.
Doug Easterling Wake Forest School of Medicine
Allen J. Smart Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Lack of regular oral health care has serious consequences, including increased risk of respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as inappropriate and expensive use of hospital emergency departments for preventable dental diseases.
It’s time to tackle the ‘Too Hard’ box, and that’s what the Trust is working to achieve in Forsyth County and around the state.
Halifax, Rockingham, Beaufort and McDowell counties are now home to dozens of new playgrounds, playing fields, walking trails and recreational facilities that are complete or in progress at 50 elementary and middle schools.
Vance County will be the first county in North Carolina to implement an award-winning mobile medication program to reduce hospitalization costs and readmission for adults with severe psychiatric illness.
Managed by Daymark Recovery Services, Vance County Mobile Medication Program will launch by early spring and aims to enroll 100 patients by the end of 2015. Patients with a history of psychiatric hospitalizations or repeated emergency department visits for behavioral health needs will be asked to participate.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is currently accepting both Poor and Needy and Health Care Division grant applications for the upcoming February 2016 grant cycle. To be eligible for funding, applicants must complete an advance consultation with the Trust before submitting an application.
First-of-its-Kind, County-by-County Study Shows Nearly 500,000 Could Gain Insurance If Program Expanded in 2016, Lowering N.C.’s Higher-than-National Uninsured Rate
It’s an exciting time at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, as our Healthy Places NC work and ongoing efforts to invest in communities in a thoughtful, sustainable way grows. Here are just a few of the recent and upcoming opportunities to share our work and celebrate our staff members.
Launched by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in 2012, Healthy Places NC is investing up to $100 million to improve the health of residents in 10 to 15 of the state’s rural, financially disadvantaged counties, many of which are home to high rates of obesity, diabetes and other serious health conditions. Healthy Places differs from traditional philanthropy in that grant-making is driven by community concerns, as well as the Trust’s assessment of the prospect for sustainable, long-term change.