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.

HealthAffairs GrantWatch Blog

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.

The State

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 Citizen

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.