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.”
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.