Winning the War on Poverty – The Canadians are doing it, we’re not.

In this David Brooks article he says: "According to recently released data, between 2015 and 2017, Canada reduced its official poverty rate by at least 20 percent. Roughly 825,000 Canadians were lifted out of poverty in those years, giving the country today its lowest poverty rate in history. How did it do it? The overall …

Nantahala Health Foundation Announces Board of Directors

See a Blue Ridge Public Radio article about the announcement of the Board of Directors for the Nantahala Health Foundation below.  Nantahala Health Foundation serves the six westernmost counties of North Carolina, and is one of the legacy foundations that was formed from the sale of Mission Health System to HCA. 2019.04.05 Nantahala Health Foundation …

WNC Conversion Health Foundation Forum

On August 3, 2018, the WNC Conversion Health Foundation Forum was held in Asheville on the campus of UNC-A.  It was co-hosted by the non-profit organization Communities for Older Adult Health (COAH) and SEARCH.  Elected officials (County Commissioners and Managers, Mayors, Economic Development Commission Directors, etc.) and community leaders from the 18 counties currently served …

Social Determinants of Health – a NC DHHS informative website

A new entry on NC Department of Health and Human Services website became available in the summer of 2018.  It displays an interactive map for the entire state broken up into regions; the 18 western NC counties served by Mission Health System are in Regions 1 and 2. Here is the link: North Carolina Social Determinants …