10.3.13: U.S. News Bits
California Endowment dedicates $78.2 million to fight health care professional shortage, Alcoa Foundation creates internship program for unemployed youth, Green Dog Rescue receives $120,000 from Top Chef, and more.
Campbell University Receives Medical School Grants
Campbell University has been granted $2 million from both the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the Golden LEAF Foundation for the School of Osteopathic Medicine. These are the largest foundation gifts in the University’s 125-year history. The money will be used for the medical school’s state-of-the-art simulation lab, anatomy labs and clinical examination area, all of which will bear the name of the funders.
New tools available for uninsured
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine has released two new resources to help more North Carolinians take advantage of free or low-cost health care.
Funder invests $300 million in health care
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has named 14 communities across the U.S. to participate in a $300 million effort to reduce health-care disparities and improve overall care.
N.C. families’ incomes fall short
Nearly four in 10 North Carolina families are not earning enough to meet their basic living expenses, a new report says.