Healthy Places N.C. is stepping up again to make Halifax County a healthier place to live and work, announcing this week they have awarded $750,000 to the Rural Health Group to expand its primary care services. The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, November 30, 2012
In the News
Below you will find links to published articles about the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Trust grantees and relevant statewide initiatives.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced it will build three new playgrounds in McDowell County during 2013 as part of its Healthy Places NC work, a Trust initiative announced earlier this year to improve health and health care in 10 to 15 rural North Carolina counties over the next 10 years. Mike Conley, The McDowell News, November 29, 2012
A new home-visitation program for first-time mothers is exactly the sort of resource Forsyth County needs to help reduce the infant mortality rate and improve newborns’ health. Editorial, Winston-Salem Journal, November 11, 2012
Helping hands are on the way for first-time Forsyth County moms. Nurse-Family Partnership – a national nurse home-visitation program for low-income, first-time mothers – is expanding to Forsyth County as a result of a collaboration between the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the Forsyth County Department of Public Health. Jesse Burkhart, Winston-Salem Journal, November 4, 2012
Our experience at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust mirrors much of what was communicated in the March/April 2012 issue on oral health. From 1995-2005, the Trust funded 108 safety net oral health programs with over $16 million in grant dollars. Of these grants, 18 programs were specifically for mobile/portable units intended to better meet the needs of rural or otherwise place-bound clients.
The Kate B. Reynolds Foundation is asking what Halifax County would look like if it was healthy, and it’s hosting meetings with area policy makers, health officials and the public to get that answer. Della Rose, The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, October 23, 2012
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust will sponsor a free community forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Centre at Halifax Community College to review the health rankings of Halifax County. The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, October 4, 2012
The director of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust's Health Care Division has traveled from his native New England to Minnesota and Michigan, from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA, and from Louisiana to North Carolina in pursuit of his education and civil sector career. Hispanics in Philanthropy Newsletter, September 2012
Avery County Health Department is working with Toe River Health District and Cannon Memorial Hospital to address the startling findings of a study that ranked Avery County as having the worst clinical care of any county in North Carolina. The county health rankings study was sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin, which rank every county in the nation against other counties in the same state.