Winter 2020

At Moss Hill Elementary School near Kinston, N.C., Dr. Francisco Rios and his team have set up a temporary dental office to make sure students are getting the care they need for healthy teeth. “It’s all about the kids,” he says. “We want to do whatever we can to give their smiles a good start.”

Winter 2020

As director of the S.C. Department of Social Services, Michael Leach wants to take the agency to “a standard of excellence for the country.” We asked him how.

What does it take for a community to thrive? Josh Yates, executive director of the Ormond Center at Duke Divinity School, says it means creating communities “where everyone can pursue a good life, well lived.”

With Furman University as a partner, a statewide effort is helping doctors and lawyers work together to address the underlying causes of poor health outcomes.

Fall 2019

From taking blood pressure readings to checking prescriptions, Cody Darnell is using his training as a paramedic to keep at-risk patients in Ashe County, N.C., safer and healthier in their homes.

What can six faculty members from Davidson, Furman and Johnson C. Smith accomplish in four weeks at the National Humanities Center? A lot! “It’s hard to imagine a better place for propelling scholarly activity,” says Furman’s Michele Speitz.

We hear from Beth De Santis about helping young people in South Carolina make informed decisions about relationships and reproductive health. 

Summer 2019

The Family Care program at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in South Carolina helps parents and children find the resources they need to reclaim a bright future.

In two North Carolina counties, The Daily Mile is helping elementary school students – and the entire community – make strides toward prevention and wellness.

Led by the Clergy Health research team, a new project will test stress-reducing interventions tailored to clergy.

Winter 2019

In South Carolina, Hopeful Horizons provides evidence-based programs in areas where need is high and services are few.