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Views and insights from our organization, as well as grantees, partners, and subject-matter experts.

Early Childhood

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North Carolina Has An Opportunity With Home-Based Child Care.

For the first time in nearly three years, many North Carolina families find themselves in….

Help needed, not just help wanted. NC’s child care staffing crisis.

Parents who have relied on the early childhood care and education system will tell you….

An opportunity to make North Carolina’s child care programs a real priority

High-quality child care helps children get off to a strong start while ensuring parents can….

Healthy Communities

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Reflections: Community-Centered Health Fall Convening

For many of us, gratitude, along with reflecting on the things that we're thankful for,….

Digging Deeper: Insights from Our Evaluation of Community-Centered Health

A Yearning for Learning In my free time, you can find me immersed in YouTube….

Spotlight on West Marion Community Forum

Featuring: Mary Snow, Principal Consultant, Equitable Community Strategies Paula Swepson, Executive Director, West Marion Community….

Healthy Food

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A Prescription for Food Security and Diet-Related Conditions

  Today is the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. As believers that….

Local Food Hub Making a Difference in its Community

For some, the last couple of months has been full of over-indulging, food comas, and….

We Have An Opportunity With Nutrition Assistance Programs

The ongoing economic and health crisis posed by COVID-19 highlights longstanding inequities that must be….

Oral Health

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Back to School Means More Than…

If the GPS commute time seems too good to be true, it probably is -….

A Reason to Smile. A Reason to Do More.

This summer, Senate Bill 146 (SB 146) was signed into law, a significant step toward….

Facing New Realities in Oral Health

North Carolinians visit emergency departments for tooth pain at twice the national rate. This is….

Other

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The Process of Change: Staff Reflections

In 2021, our foundation partnered with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust on a Request….

Achieving Equity Through Grantmaking: The Importance of Intention and Accountability

We just turned the page on another Black History Month when, as a nation, we….

2021 Reflections

For many, the end of the year is a time to get plans in place….