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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Dogwood Health Trust has established Impact Health, a new entity formed to manage and oversee the Healthy Opportunities Pilot across 18 Western North Carolina counties, including Jackson.

The Great Smokies Health Foundation last week announced its 2021 Community Grant Program, formerly known as the Thrift Shop Grant program.

The Nantahala Health Foundation has announced a call for project proposals from public agencies and nonprofit services providers seeking funding for their innovative plans to strengthen health and wellness outcomes throughout its service area.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

After spending two years learning how to save lives, recent graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Emergency Medical Science program are now ready to put their skills to use.

Ready to help address the growing mental health crisis that has worsened during the pandemic, recent graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Human Services Technology and Substance Abuse Treatment programs were honored with a pinning ceremony May 4.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1.2 million people in the United States have HIV, including 161,800 people who are unaware of their status.

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

North Carolina’s emergency rental assistance program has opened a second application period for very low-income renters that are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

I grew up loving to go to my aunt’s house every summer because she has a pool. My cousins and I would spend hours outside sunbathing and floating around on pool floats, with just the occasional break to go to the bathroom or get more snacks. Now we all have babies and I look forward to it al…

The U.S. Congress recently passed the American Rescue Plan Act which includes funding the WIC (women, infants and children) program, including a temporary increase in the cash value benefit for all eligible WIC participants.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Stress affects people of all ages from all walks of life. Though work is a primary source of stress for many people, a recent survey from the American Psychological Association found that stress is more than just work-related.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Winners of the bike raffle at the 2021 Jackson County Bike Rodeo pose with their new bikes, thanks to sponsorship from Motion Makers Bike Shop, Appalachian Funeral Services, Mountain Park Urgent Care, Wilson Family Chiropractic and Woodmen Life Chapter 560. Winners, from left, Andy Brassard,…

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have become accustomed to wearing masks, social distancing, virtual schooling and remote working. We have all made sacrifices to protect ourselves and one another, but there is another very important step you can take to help end this p…

The month of May celebrates bike to/at school programs including bike skills clinics at local schools, community bike rodeos and comprehensive trainings for physical education teachers in bicycle and pedestrian safety, using the Let’s Go NC! curriculum.

Harris Regional Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered recently to recognize Harris Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, a recipient of the Center of Distinction award by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

Dogwood Heath Trust has awarded $100,000 to The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to be distributed through its Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs Grant program to support nonprofits in delivering the COVID-19 vaccine across Western North Carolina.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Over the next several weeks, residents in Jackson County will have the opportunity to help the Jackson County Department of Public Health and Harris Regional Hospital identify the most critical health needs throughout the county and region. The national research firm PRC of Omaha, Nebraska, …

Harris Regional Hospital welcomes Dr. Jonathan Motts to Harris Family Care – Cullowhee, a primary care practice located in Western Carolina University’s Health and Human Sciences Building at 4121 Little Savannah Road.

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently approved grants totaling $541,300 reaching 17 WNC counties to address needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

After a recent push to vaccinate migrant farm-workers, Vecinos Farmworker Health has begun an outreach effort to help vaccinate people in the Spanish-speaking communities of Western North Carolina.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Southwestern Community College’s nursing program has taken a front-and-center role at Western Carolina University’s regional COVID-19 vaccination clinic. More than two dozen SCC students have been administering vaccines on a volunteer basis at area clinics in recent weeks.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

A “new normal” emerged during the pandemic, but what about frontline workers like first responders, emergency medical services technicians and paramedics who routinely work beyond the normal?

Nantahala Health Foundation, a public nonprofit whose mission is to improve health outcomes for all within its service area, has announced its first 2021 call for grant proposals specifically directed at regional nonprofits and governmental agencies facing immediate needs, including those de…

For the second time, Harris Regional Hospital was recognized nationally as one of the Best Maternity Care Hospitals in the United States by Newsweek and The Leapfrog Group for this year.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

The Jackson County Department of Social Services has Emergency Assistance programs such as the Low Income Energy Assistance Program and Crisis Intervention Program still available for qualifying applicants.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital continue to expand pain services across Western North Carolina by welcoming Dr. Austin Albright, Dr. Priscilla Agbenyefia and Widad Alami, PA-C.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

New for 2021, Nantahala Health Foundation, a recently established regional nonprofit working to enhance health and wellness in Jackson, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon and Swain counties and the Qualla Boundary, has announced changes in leadership at both its board and staff levels.

Western Carolina University researchers find a disproportionate number of inmates with violent offenses suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and alcohol use disorder, and published their findings in the Journal of Criminal Psychology.

After hearing from nonprofit and governmental leaders throughout the region, together with information gathered during four grant-making cycles and with a growing body of scientific evidence in support of social determinants of health’s impact on wellness, Nantahala Health Foundation’s Board…

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

With the close of 2020, Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital are honored to recognize the dedication of nearly 1,000 employees and 200 physicians working in Jackson, Swain, Macon and Graham counties to provide care to the region, delivering on the hospitals’ mission of Makin…

Dogwood Health Trust welcomes Sarah Grymes, an experienced housing development expert with a strong financial background, to their Impact Team. Grymes will serve as vice president of Impact for Housing.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Vecinos Farmworker Health Program received $75,000 for COVID funding from Dogwood Health Trust, and an additional $25,000 from their Racial Equity Grant to assist with their clinical expansion effort.

The Department on Aging Senior Center will offer a virtual Living Healthy with Chronic Pain workshop beginning Jan. 4. This free course will teach participants 50 years old or better strategies and skills to help manage chronic pain 

Wednesday, December 02, 2020