Local agencies in Nash and Edgecombe counties have recently received more than $300,000 in grant funding to continue their work to improve health outcomes for local residents. Corey Davis, Rocky Mount Telegram, November 29, 2017
In the News
Below you will find links to published articles about the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Trust grantees and relevant statewide initiatives.
Nurse Family Partnership in Forsyth County, which helps first-time, low-income mothers, is celebrating its 5th anniversary.
The enrollment season for the 2018 federal health exchange begins today, November 1st, and health officials and advocates are urging people to start the insurance process early. Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, November 1, 2017
For the second year running, Forsyth County’s infant mortality rate has risen, breaking a previous long-term trend of falling. This is disheartening, especially in a county with such state-of-the-art medical facilities. We all need to work harder to give newborns a better chance at life. Editorial Board, Winston-Salem Journal, October 18, 2017
There are no easy answers. That was the emergent truth as North Carolina and other states began to grasp the seriousness and extent of the opioid epidemic. Susan Ladd, Greensboro News & Record, October 13, 2017
It’s the community gardens popping up around town. It’s baked chicken and water added to the church congregational lunches. It’s the new weight lifting equipment at the community college. Taylor Knopf, Northcarolinahealthnews.org, October 9, 2017
An important part of healthy growth in our community relies on supporting mothers and giving children an equal opportunity to succeed – starting with a healthy pregnancy. Partha Daughtridge, The News & Observer, September 27, 2017
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust's biggest priorities are rural health and care for children in their earliest years – exactly what Laura spent a lifetime training for. Airing on UNC-TV Tuesday, September 12th, at 8:30 PM, Dr. Laura Gerald, president of the Trust, discusses her journey along the way, what philanthropy can AND can’t do, and the realization in her later years that she had grown up poor.
The Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative was started in 2011 as a collaborative effort from Halifax Regional, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, and various partners across Halifax and Northampton counties. Both counties were ranked near the bottom on health outcomes in North Carolina. Holly Taylor, www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com, September 4, 2017