Mar. 13, 2012
Don’t miss Dr. Melva Fager Okun, Senior Health Promotion Manager at North Carolina Prevention Partners on the ActionToQuit podcast! Dr. Okun helped North Carolina become the first state to have all hospitals go 100% tobacco-free campus wide and in this podcast she discusses the leadership role hospitals can play in helping patients quit tobacco as well as practical tools for organizations looking to go tobacco-free. Listen here.
Feb. 27, 2012
Earlier this month, President Carol Quillen and other college officials held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the solar panels atop Davidson College’s Baker Sports Complex. It is estimated that the new technology will save the college about $25,000 a year in energy expenses. In addition to producing a portion of the buildings electricity the solar panels are also producing hot water for both the swimming pool and showers. Read Full Article.
Feb. 23, 2012
NC Department of Health and Human Services
Patient safety and fair treatment of employees will be the focus of a three-year grant that is part of an implementation of a “Just Culture.” This approach promotes employee responsibility and system-wide improvement to ensure safety for patients and residents. Read Full Article.
Feb 15, 2012
South Carolina Hospital Association
Working Well, a collaboration between the South Carolina Hospital Association and NC Prevention Partner, has bestowed its first Gold Medal Standard to the Georgetown Hospital System (GHS). The honor, which recognizes hospitals for establishing a culture of wellness in the workplace, is only offered to those hospitals that meet the three pillars of the Working Well Initiative. Read the full article.
Feb. 08, 2012
The Charlotte Observer
Duke Endowment Vice-President, Rhett Mabry spotlights how registered nurses are working with mothers to improve pregnancy outcomes in counties across the Carolinas. Read the full article.
Feb. 8, 2012
Answering the call of increasing needs, the Second Harvest Food Bank creates two new initiatives to help families in Northwest North Carolina who have trouble paying for food. Read full article.
February 6, 2012
In 2011, the Trustees of The Duke Endowment approved $130 million in new grants, some of which will be paid in future years. Also, nearly $113 million was distributed to support organizations across the Carolinas. Read the news release.
Feb. 6, 2012
Rural churches in Wilkes county are playing a critical role in strenghtening local food distibution networks and feeding the hungry. Read the full article.
Feb. 2, 2012
It's through the lens of her recent passing that so many now perceive Mary Semans, but perhaps the best way to understand this inspiring woman is through the innovative programs that she championed. Durham Connects, which has connected thousands of families with community service agencies is just such a program. Read the full article.
Jan. 30, 2012
In a Duke Chapel service filled with music and pageantry, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans -- who served as a living link between the university's founders and its modern accomplishments -- was remembered for her many contributions to Duke, Durham and North Carolina, and for what Duke University President Richard Brodhead called her "embodiment of unconditional love." Read the full article and view the ceremony.