Triangle North Healthcare FoundationAwards Grants for Local Health Impact

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation's Board of Directors has awarded 17 grants to 15 organizations totaling $784,185, which will support programs designed to positively impact health throughout the four-county region.

Since beginning grantmaking in 2013, the Foundation has invested over $4.6 million in funding for programs to improve health in the four-county region, which includes Vance, Granville, Franklin, and Warren counties.

"Through our grants to local partners, we are investing in programs that will help fulfill our mission to improve health," said Tem Blackburn, interim executive director for the Foundation. "Our hope is that these grant awards will result in healthy outcomes for children and adults in the four counties we serve," said Blackburn.

Grants awarded this year include programs that will provide a broad range of approaches for improving health-- from programs that heal and support victims of trauma; programs that teach and promote healthy lifestyles; and programs that provide care, treatment, and support for those with addiction disorders. "In all of our grant programs, health and wellness are at the heart of what they do," said Blackburn.

Recipients of the 2023-2024 TNHF grants include:

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina - Triple Play, a three-component health and wellness program for youth ages 6-18.

Edmonds Tennis and Education Foundation - ETEF Youth Internship Program, will train youth, ages 15—18 years of age, in all aspects of planning and promoting a non-profit organization.

Granville Vance Public Health - CFFD-Tooth Club, a program to address and correct oral health issues among students enrolled in Vance County Schools, Henderson Collegiate, and Vance County Head Start.

Henderson CollegiateTele-Health Program, an onsite tele-health program in partnership with a telemedicine provider to address chronic health concerns during the school day.

Henderson Family YMCASafety Around Water, in partnership with Vance County Schools a fundamental water safety skills class for all 2nd grade students.

In a second program, Youth Development Camps, provides year-round after school and summer recreational opportunities, arts and crafts, STEM activities, cultural opportunities, physical and nutritional instruction, and other related activities.

Legacy Human ServicesARC Men Dental Program, will provide men recovering from addiction with dental care and treatment to restore their health, well-being, and self-confidence.

Life Line Outreach, Inc. - Funding for Life Line Inc., funds will be used to upgrade existing facilities and provide improved access to educational, medical, and social services to residents as well as provide recreational opportunities for resident children.

NC MedAssist Health Equity for Granville, Franklin, Vance, and Warren County Residents, will continue to provide free prescription medications for low income and uninsured individuals via mail order. In addition, two over-the-counter medicine giveaway events will be implemented in 2024 in the TNHF region.

S.a.M. Child Advocacy Center - Child Forensic Interviews – provides a centralized, child-centered approach to investigation that reduces the risk of trauma to children who are victims of abuse or witnesses to violent crimes. With an interdisciplinary team of professionals located in one, child-friendly location, this program provides an important component of a comprehensive child abuse investigation. The program also offers opportunities for healing for the child and non-offending family members.

Shepherd Youth RanchTrail to Success, provides skill building for youth suffering from grief, loss, abandonment, and abuse. Participants enter an intensive 24-week program, which consists of weekly group and monthly family sessions in a unique program that uses rescued horses to help with therapy.

Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. (TROSA) Long-term Substance Abused Recovery for TNHF Residents, a two-year residential recovery program with treatment, education, vocational training, and health care for residents of the Triangle North region who suffer from alcohol and substance use addiction, free of charge.

Turning Point Community Development Corporation Creating Success Education Center-Out-of-School Time Programs, after school and summer programs that provide academic support, social-emotional learning, physical activity, and social and cultural enrichment opportunities to school-aged children. The Summer Learning Program offers full-day programming for 6 weeks to prevent summer learning loss using a variety of instructional and experiential methods.

In a second program, through Produce Box and Prepared Meal Food Distribution, Turning Point CDC will provide food distribution to low-income seniors and families including access to fresh produce and locally sourced protein twice a month for ten months.

Vance Charter School – Vance Charter School's Remote Area Medical Clinic, a two-day remote area medical clinic providing no cost medical, dental, and vision care services in the Spring of 2024.

Vance County Schools – VCMS Healthful Living, an after-school program at Vance County Middle School providing a daily fitness program, nutrition and wellness support, introduction to a variety of sports, and mindfulness of self-care for participants.

Warren County Memorial Library - Wellness in Warren, a program to provide intergenerational nutrition and physical fitness programs to Warren County residents using a Charlie Cart, a mobile food preparation station, and local agency experts to teach classes that promote health and wellness.

All of the grant programs fall into one or more of the Foundation's five focus areas, which include Child Well-Being, Chronic Disease, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder, Nutrition and Physical Fitness, and Reproductive HealTh. Type your paragraph here.

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Triangle North Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors has awarded four $10,000 scholarships to high school graduates from the four-county region.

The scholarships were presented during a reception honoring the scholars on Thursday, July 21 at the Foundation office in Henderson.  Foundation board members, school personnel, and family members of the recipients joined the celebration.

The scholarship program was launched in February with invitations to each of the high schools in the region to nominate one candidate for the $10,000 award.  Nominees had to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 with plans to pursue careers in health care.  From those students nominated, one scholar per county was selected to receive the $10,000 scholarship.

Scholarship awards were presented to:

Kimberly Berry, graduate of South Granville High School, who will attend Vance Granville Community College and major in Nursing.
Jacqueline Calamaco-Conde of Franklinton High School, who will attend Wake Technical Community College and major in Nursing.
Cameron Overton, graduate of Vance County Early College High School, who will attend East Carolina University, majoring in Biology, with plans to become a cytotechnologist.
Katelyn Richardson, from Warren Early College High School, who will attend Winston-Salem State University and major in Nursing.

Funding for Triangle North Healthcare Foundation’s scholarship programs are made possible through a gift from the estates of Dr. Andrew and Felcie Newcomb.  More information about the Foundation’s scholarship and grant programs is available at the website, www.tnhfoundation.org/














TRIANGLE NORTH HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION STRIVES FOR A DEEPER, BROADER IMPACT ON HEALTH

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation is a regional healthcare grant making organization, which evolved from the previous fundraising organization, Maria Parham Healthcare Foundation. Established in 1987, Maria Parham Foundation was governed by a group of community and hospital leaders. The revenues and operating funds were generated by individual donations and fundraising activities to support health education, health promotion, and the purchase of health equipment at the hospital.


The Foundation was reorganized and the name was changed in November, 2011, after Maria Parham Medical Center merged with the for-profit Duke LifePoint organization. Triangle North Healthcare Foundation has been funded by an endowment that was created from the assets of the former nonprofit hospital. Board members are appointed by the Board of Henderson Vance Healthcare, its parent organization.











Four $10,000 Scholarships Awarded by Triangle North Healthcare Foundation

Triangle North Healthcare FoundationAwards Grants for Local Health Impact

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors has awarded 15 grants totaling $456,000, which will support programs designed to positively impact health throughout the four-county region.

Since beginning grantmaking in 2013, the Foundation has invested over $3 million in funding for programs to improve health in the four-county region, which includes Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties.

"Through our grants with local partners, we are investing in programs that will help fulfill our mission to improve health," said Val Short, executive director for the Foundation. "Our hope is that these grant awards will result in healthy outcomes for children and adults in the four counties we serve," said Short.

Grants awarded this year include programs that will provide a broad range of approaches for improving health-- from programs that heal and support victims of trauma; programs that teach and promote healthy lifestyles; and programs that provide care, treatment, and support for those with addiction disorders. "In all of our grant programs, health and wellness are at the heart of what they do," said Short.

Recipients of the 2022 TNHF grants include: Special Olympics of NC – Partner Up- Power Up in Vance & Franklin; Shepherd Youth Ranch in Creedmoor—Trails to Success; Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central NC-- Triple Play; Granville County Cooperative Extension, Get Fit and Lose It; Masonic Home for Children at Oxford-- staff training for trauma-informed care; Oxford Preparatory School-- Cheers to Healthy Eyes & Ears; Strength and Mending (S.a.M) Child Advocacy Center – Child Forensic Interviews; TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.) – Long-Term Substance Abuse Recovery for Triangle North Residents; NC MedAssist – two projects --Mobile and Free Pharmacy Services for Low Income, Uninsured in the TNHF Region and Hope for Health Community Day Event; Vance County Schools – VCMS Healthful Living; Henderson Family YMCA—three projects-- After School Camp, Safety Around Water, and Summer Day Camp; and Edmonds Tennis and Education Foundation—Tennis Court Resurface Project.

All of the grant programs fall into one or more of the Foundation's five focus areas, which include Child Well-Being, Chronic Disease, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder, Nutrition and Physical Fitness, and Reproductive Health.

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation Awards Grants for Health Impact


Triangle North Healthcare Foundation's Board of Directors has awarded twelve grants totaling $480.00 for programs that will impact health throughout the region. Since beginning grantmaking in 2013, the Foundation has invested over $3.2 million in grants for over 120 projects improving health throughout the four-county region.

The twelve new grant programs fall into one or more of the Foundation's five focus areas, which are Child Well-Being, Chronic Disease, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder, Nutrition and Physical Fitness, and Reproductive Health.

"The primary purpose of our grantmaking is to invest in organizations that share our mission to improve health in our region," said Val Short, executive director for the Foundation. "Our hope is that these grant awards will result in improved health and healthier outcomes for children and adults in Vance, Warren, Granville, and Franklin counties," said Short.

The TNHF grantees will provide a broad range of approaches to improving health-- from programs that heal and support victims of trauma; programs that teach and promote healthy lifestyles and choices; programs that support dental health; and programs that provide care, treatment, and support for those with addiction disorders. "In all of our grant programs, health and wellness are at the heart of the work they will do," said Short.

The list of the TNHF grant recipients and their projects for 2021-22 includes:

Granville-Vance Public HealthCaring Fellows Providing Healthy Mouths program will improve overall dental health for patients requiring dental care prior to cancer treatment. Grant funds will cover cleanings, x-rays, fillings, and extractions in preparation for cancer treatment and recovery. Dental services will be provided by Carolina Fellows Family Dentistry in Oxford

Through a second grant, Triangle North Healthcare Foundation will fund the 2021 Community Health Assessment, which will systematically assess the current state of health in both Granville and Vance counties. By collecting and analyzing data, presenting it for discussion to a steering committee of representatives from various organizations, the process will result in setting public health priorities that represent the needs and concerns of the counties' 100,000 residents. The data collection process includes primary data collected through the community health opinion survey and community focus groups as well as secondary, or existing, data. The results of the assessment will be presented in a report for the public.

Legacy Human Services – Addiction Recovery for Men: Dental Services -- Formerly known as Alliance Rehabilitative Care, LHS will provide men recovering from addiction with dental care and treatment in order to restore their health, well-being, and self-confidence.

Masonic Home for Children at Oxford – Trauma-Informed Model of Care – is a staff training program that will ensure all care and services for children at Masonic Home will be evidence-based, trauma informed, and resiliency-focused. In year two of the training program, staff have reported more resident behaviors showing safe and secure attachments to staff and increased resiliency. Phase 2 of this CARE model will build upon already successful outcomes by completing training of the remaining 52 staff members, incorporating principles into daily practice, and completing baseline data collection. This program impacts over 500 residents and staff.

NC Med AssistMobile and Free Pharmacy Services for Low Income, Uninsured in the TNHF Region— continues to provide important services to the Triangle North region through free prescription medications for low income and uninsured individuals via mail order. In addition, two over-the-counter medicine giveaway events will be implemented in 2022 in Granville and Vance counties.

Perry Memorial Library Vibrant Vitals in Vance will provide intergenerational health literacy programs by partnering with local agencies to bring free food and nutrition programs to 2000 Vance County citizens. The program will feature a "Charlie Cart," a mobile food preparation station, complete with kitchen supplies and a curriculum guide to engage participants in hands-on and healthy food preparation and cooking. Program leaders will also create a teaching garden. Examples of topics covered are heart healthy meals and diabetic cooking using locally sourced food.

Shepherd Youth RanchTrail to Success – provides skill building for youth suffering from grief, loss, abandonment and abuse. Partial scholarships will be provided to 15 youth and their families, referred by a school system, law enforcement, or health professional. Participants enter into an intensive 24-week program, which consists of weekly group and monthly family sessions in a unique program that uses rescued horses to help with therapy. In addition, 10 new adult mentors will be trained to assist up to 35 children and families.

Strength and Mending (S.a.M) Child Advocacy CenterChild Forensic Interviews – provides a centralized, child-centered approach to investigation that reduces the risk of trauma to the children who are victims of abuse. With an interdisciplinary team of professionals located in one, child-friendly location, this program provides an important component of a comprehensive child abuse investigation. The program also offers opportunities for healing for the child and non-offending family members.

TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.)Long-Term Substance Abuse Recovery for Triangle North Residents – provides a two-year residential recovery program with treatment, education, vocational training and health care for residents of the Triangle North region who suffer from alcohol and substance use addiction, free of charge.

In a second grant program, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma, and Substance Abuse, TROSA will continue into a second year to conduct research and analysis on the trauma history of their residents by using an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) questionnaire and the Perceived Stress Scale. Utilizing the data they collect, TROSA will incorporate trauma-informed care in all of their programs plus develop and implement a new resilience program for residents. The data collected during the first year of the program has validated TROSA's decision to make training about trauma a priority for staff.

Working Landscapes -- What's Growing On in Granville County -- Year 2 of the program will continue the plan to increase healthy local food access for 7300 public school students and educate 4500 of their family members about healthy, local eating. The program was interrupted in the previous year by the Pandemic, but the program can resume now that students are back the classroom. Classrooms in four elementary schools will receive monthly Harvest Boxes, which feature local produce, Core Curriculum-aligned lesson plans, activities, and take-home newsletters. Local produce will be served in cafeterias, accompanied by taste test events and newsletter distribution.


In a second grant program, Local Meals, Working Landscapes will continue to serve those impacted by the pandemic, by building its existing meals program into a sustainable source of healthy, locally sourced meals for the region.  Area senior agencies will be able to purchase meals that are locally sourced and prepared on an ongoing basis.  Grant funds will also be used to expand Working Landscape facilities and programming in Warren County, enabling them to increase production from 250 meals/week (served twice weekly) to 3,125 meals/week (serving 625 people daily).
The Foundation has launched a grant cycle each year since its grantmaking began in 2013.  To date, the Foundation has invested over $3.2 million in over 120 projects serving residents of Franklin, Granville, Vance, and Warren counties.


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2022 High School Scholarship recipients are pictured with TNHF Board members.  From left to right:  Emilee Johnson, TNHF Scholarship Chairperson, Woody Caudle, TNHF Board Chairperson, Jacqueline Calamaco-Conde from Franklinton High School, Kimberly Berry from South Granville High School, Katelyn Richardson from Warren Early College High School and Wanda Hunt, TNHF Board member.  Unavailable for photo, Cameron Overton from Vance County Early College High School

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