New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., is the state’s first hospital to earn all three “gold” awards offered by a group focused on the health of hospital employees. NC Prevention Partners, with support from The Duke Endowment, recognized NHRMC for establishing “a culture of wellness.” Read the full article.

PBS NewsHour: Judy’s Notebook

A pilot project in North Carolina aims to improve the literacy of children who live in rural areas. Developed by Chantalle Carles, a Fellow at The Duke Endowment, the Ubuntu Academy will help prevent the “summer slide” that’s common to disadvantaged elementary students. Read the full article.


Mills River United Methodist Church opened its fellowship hall six years ago to serve senior citizens who might need a nutritious meal and time with friends. Read the full article.


Before the Rev. Dusty Sprouse became a Thriving Rural Communities Fellow at Duke Divinity School, his life took many detours. Read the full article.


With federal funding and a grant from The Duke Endowment, ambulances in Sampson County, N.C., will soon have new equipment to help cardiac patients. Read the full article.


Across North Carolina, new families like Celeste Hines and her 9 month old son, Noah, are benefitting from Nurse-Family Partnership. Regular visits from a registered nurse, are helping Celeste nurture Noah in new and important ways… and it’s working. Read the full article


A new telemedicine workstation at Saluda Medical Center connecting doctors to patients via video cameras, will give residents in rural communities greater access to specialists.  Read more.

The News & Advance

With new office space in downtown Reidsville, N.C., the Reclaiming Futures program will have a closer connection to the community. Read the full article.

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.