Winter 2015

As a school nurse in the rural North Carolina mountains, Heather Ray relies on tissues, band aids – and high-tech videoconferencing equipment. Thanks to an innovative school-based telemedicine program, she can connect patients with health care providers miles away. Through “virtual care,” she can help students and staff stay healthy and feel better when they’re sick. 

Winter 2015

At four colleges and universities in the Carolinas, construction projects are offering space for building community and engagement, and preparing campuses for the future.

By providing resources for spiritual renewal, stress management and mindful eating and exercise, Spirited Life has served more than 1,000 United Methodist clergy in North Carolina. 

In North Carolina, a unique task force has focused on ways to help Departments of Social Services make the best decisions for the thousands of children who enter the foster care system each year.