With federal funding and a grant from The Duke Endowment, ambulances in Sampson County, N.C., will soon have new equipment to help cardiac patients. Read the full article.


Across North Carolina, new families like Celeste Hines and her 9 month old son, Noah, are benefitting from Nurse-Family Partnership. Regular visits from a registered nurse, are helping Celeste nurture Noah in new and important ways… and it’s working. Read the full article


A new telemedicine workstation at Saluda Medical Center connecting doctors to patients via video cameras, will give residents in rural communities greater access to specialists.  Read more.

The News & Advance

With new office space in downtown Reidsville, N.C., the Reclaiming Futures program will have a closer connection to the community. Read the full article.

The Weekly Observer

By offering treatment to insured and uninsured students, district staff and the public, a campus health center in rural Florence County, S.C., is serving a critical need. Read the full article.


Since 2008, Nurse-Family Partnership has served thousands of mothers in the Carolinas, strengthening the lives of entire families and communities. Two new reports show how the nationally-recognized, evidence-based program improves pregnancy outcomes and child health, and helps first-time mothers achieve their personal goals.

Duke Medicine News and Communications

Duke University School of Medicine is celebrating the opening of the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education. The six-story building is the first new home for medical education at Duke since 1930. Read the news release.


Through Nurse-Family Partnership, first-time mothers in Spartanburg, S.C., can get the support they need to fulfill their dreams and help their babies reach important milestones. Read the full article.

Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

With funding from a State Incentive Grant, mothers participating in the Nurse-Family Partnership program in Northampton County will be able to receive an elective course credit. “Now our clients …may work toward having healthier pregnancies and healthier families with minimal interruption to their high school studies,” says a nurse supervisor in the program.


In February and March, people across North Carolina will gather for regional Come to the Table Conferences to find ways to relieve hunger and support local agriculture. With a grant from The Duke Endowment, the forums are open to farmers, gardeners, educators, health professionals, members of the faith community and anyone interested in fostering a connection to the land. Read the full article.