The Weekly Observer

By offering treatment to insured and uninsured students, district staff and the public, a campus health center in rural Florence County, S.C., is serving a critical need. Read the full article.


Since 2008, Nurse-Family Partnership has served thousands of mothers in the Carolinas, strengthening the lives of entire families and communities. Two new reports show how the nationally-recognized, evidence-based program improves pregnancy outcomes and child health, and helps first-time mothers achieve their personal goals.

Duke Medicine News and Communications

Duke University School of Medicine is celebrating the opening of the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education. The six-story building is the first new home for medical education at Duke since 1930. Read the news release.


Through Nurse-Family Partnership, first-time mothers in Spartanburg, S.C., can get the support they need to fulfill their dreams and help their babies reach important milestones. Read the full article.

Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

With funding from a State Incentive Grant, mothers participating in the Nurse-Family Partnership program in Northampton County will be able to receive an elective course credit. “Now our clients …may work toward having healthier pregnancies and healthier families with minimal interruption to their high school studies,” says a nurse supervisor in the program.


In February and March, people across North Carolina will gather for regional Come to the Table Conferences to find ways to relieve hunger and support local agriculture. With a grant from The Duke Endowment, the forums are open to farmers, gardeners, educators, health professionals, members of the faith community and anyone interested in fostering a connection to the land. Read the full article.

The Charlotte Observer

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.

News & Observer

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 Charlotte Observer

The Duke Endowment has officially passed the $3 billion mark for grants distributed in the two Carolinas. Read the full article.