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Residents Are Invited to a Community Conversation in Robeson County

What: The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is excited to announce the launch of Healthy Places NC in Robeson, Bladen and Columbus counties. Healthy Places NC seeks improve the health of 10 rural North Carolina counties, and is set to launch in the southeast region with a community conversation in Robeson County.


Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Adelio’s Restaurant

111 West 3rd Street

Lumberton, NC 28358

Dinner will be served. There is no cost to attend.

Who: This event will feature Dr. Laura Gerald, president of the Trust and Robeson county native, as she introduces Healthy Places NC and the Trust’s approach to working with rural communities to improve health. Rural Forward North Carolina will facilitate the community conversation and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health will present on community health data.

Why: Through Healthy Places NC, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is investing up to $100 million to improve the health of residents in the state’s rural communities. Since 2012, Healthy Places NC has targeted key health issues such as substance misuse, access to care, and healthy eating and active living in seven counties and is excited to invite the Southeast region to participate in the ongoing work. Through Healthy Places NC, the Trust is committed to improving rural health and seeks to ensure that all sections of the community have an opportunity to thrive.

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