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

Early Childhood

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….

Times to Change

There it was in the Sunday edition of the New York Times. An issue that is….

Healthy Communities

Spotlight on West Marion Community Forum

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

Spotlight on the NC Collaborative on Medicaid Transformation

Care Share Health Alliance collaborates for health equity with a focus on coordinating health care….

Spotlight on Affordable Housing

Featuring: Josie Williams, Executive Director, Greensboro Housing Coalition Greensboro Housing Coalition Executive Director, Josie Williams,….

Healthy Food

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

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….


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….

COVID: Responding to the Now, Readying for What’s Ahead

By now, we all understand just how deadly COVID-19 is, and even though we're cautiously….