With support from The Duke Endowment and 14 other philanthropic partners, the USDA has announced a new initiative to bolster the supply chain for local food systems in ten cities. Read the news release.

Times & Democrat

Students in an after-school program based in Orangeburg, S.C., are preparing for a community wellness effort designed to promote walking. Read more.

The Stokes News

A grant from The Duke Endowment will help Danbury Community Church provide much-needed gathering space for community outreach. Read more.

SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations

President of The Duke Endowment, Gene Cochrane Jr., was presented the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor during the 2016 South Carolina Nonprofit Summit.

The News & Observer

Elaine Heath will be the next dean of Duke Divinity School. Read more.

AARP North Carolina

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine has released recommendations from the Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias for a state action plan. Read more.

North Carolina Health News

Rural hospital administrators embrace the tenets of population health for the communities they serve. Read more.

The Post and Courier

HALOS is expanding and hiring additional staff to conduct a pilot program that will provide in-depth case management for kinship families. Read more.

Health Affairs GrantWatch Blog

The Duke Endowment and other private funders are looking for ways to support hospitals and health care in rural areas. Read more.


Gov. Nikki Haley Launches Landmark “Pay for Success” Project to Improve Maternal and Child Health. Read the news release.