With recent headlines focusing on clergy burnout and stress, it’s good to know that an effort based in North Carolina is at the forefront of addressing this serious problem. Funded through a $12 million grant from The Duke Endowment, the Clergy Health Initiative combines research and intervention to help pastors tend to their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Read the full article.
With support from The Duke Endowment, an ambitious new project is striving to make a difference in Durham, N.C. Designed to aid children in public schools, the initiative aims to identify gaps in mental health care delivery, strengthen coordination and collaboration, train health care providers and educators to identify problems early, and study the impact of innovative new models for improving care. Read the full article.
Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and senior correspondent for The PBS NewsHour, has been elected a Trustee of The Duke Endowment. Read the news release.
The Duke Endowment has officially passed the $3 billion mark for grants distributed in the two Carolinas. Read the full article.
As implementation of the Affordable Care Act moves forward, one of the major challenges confronting U.S. health care is determining how many health professionals will be needed. With other foundations across the country, The Duke Endowment is funding efforts to help strengthen the health professions workforce. Read the full article.
Clarendon Memorial Hospital will use a grant from The Duke Endowment to fund “Healthy Families,” a program of the Coastal Plain Rural Health Network that will work to increase access to prenatal and postnatal care for Hispanic women. Read the full article.
In South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley has proposed a new budget that includes an additional $11.3 million for the state Department of Mental Health. Mental Health is already using a grant from The Duke Endowment to conduct psychiatric consultations in rural hospitals using video conferencing; part of Haley’s proposal would expand that access. Read the full article.
Durham is one of a few counties in the country to offer nurse home visits to every parent of a newborn. The program, called Durham Connects, has been supported by The Duke Endowment since its launch in 2008. It’s now looking for expanded funding from local sources in order to continue. Read the full article.
The Adolescent Health Summit in Raleigh brought together health care professionals and advocates to focus on improving the health of young people in North Carolina. The summit was part of the North Carolina Metamorphosis Project, funded by The Duke Endowment. Read the full article.
Bahby Banks has joined The Duke Endowment’s evaluation team. Read the news release.