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.
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.
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.
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.
Clarendon Memorial Hospital has been selected to participate in the Carolinas Rural Hospital Lean Culture Transformation Collaborative, a four-year initiative funded in part by The Duke Endowment. Read the full article.
With support from The Duke Endowment, CarePartners Health Services is building a new facility designed to allow aging adults to stay in their homes rather than going into a nursing home. The new PACE facility is the first of its kind in Western North Carolina. Read the full article.
Nov. 2, 2012
From its offices in uptown Charlotte, The Duke Endowment will move to a new home in the Dilworth community on East Morehead Street. The three-story structure, which is planned for LEED Silver, will include meeting space for grantees and below-ground parking. Read the news release.
Nov. 1, 2012
Several building projects are underway at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including one at Johnson C. Smith University that will result in a 62,000 square-foot Science Center. The project at JCSU is funded by a $25 million grant from The Duke Endowment. Read the full article.