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Returning Home: A Young Organizer Makes Connections in Halifax County

Returning Home: A Young Organizer Makes Connections in Halifax County

After four years on the West Coast, Victoria Chetty has returned to Halifax County to assist with improving the health and well-being of..

February 25, 2015 with 0 Comments
After Media Attention, Ahoskie Doc Gets Help

After Media Attention, Ahoskie Doc Gets Help

When the state rolled out new software to track Medicaid treatment and payments, some physician practices went months without getting..

February 16, 2015 with 0 Comments
NC Falls Behind on Disease Prevention Scorecard

NC Falls Behind on Disease Prevention Scorecard

A health-prevention report card shows that the state continues to fail in obesity and nutrition prevention, while the state’s..

February 12, 2015
In States with Looser Immunization Laws, Lower Rates

In States with Looser Immunization Laws, Lower Rates

North Carolina’s immunization rate is one of the highest in the nation. The only way parents can ask for exemption is with a letter..

February 10, 2015
Return on a Health Care Investment in a Rural NC County

Return on a Health Care Investment in a Rural NC County

Healthy Places NC, a Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust initiative, helps the people of Halifax County coordinate efforts to address..

February 9, 2015
School-based Telehealth: A New Approach to Improved Outcomes in Rural NC Counties

School-based Telehealth: A New Approach to Improved Outcomes in Rural NC Counties

The Center for Rural Health Innovation reaches out to students via teleconference in three Western North Carolina counties. By Taylor Sisk..

January 21, 2015
Latino Newborns May Be at Risk Due to Immigration Law Fears

Latino Newborns May Be at Risk Due to Immigration Law Fears

Regulations that give local law-enforcement officers the authority to act on federal immigration laws could have a chilling effect on the..

January 19, 2015
Old Issues and New on Legislative Health Care Agenda

Old Issues and New on Legislative Health Care Agenda

As legislators reconvene in Raleigh this week, health advocates will be on Jones Street to push for their priorities – some of them new,..

January 12, 2015
Improving Medicaid for ‘Medically Complex’ Kids

Improving Medicaid for ‘Medically Complex’ Kids

A new bill introduced in Congress would provide kids with complex medical conditions with more continuity of care. By Christine Vestal..

January 9, 2015
Shopping for a Non-toxic Holiday Season

Shopping for a Non-toxic Holiday Season

Looking for some last-minute gifts? A North Carolina-based organization wants to take the worry out of buying toys. By Gabe Rivin Holiday..

December 23, 2014
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