August 4, 2015

Vance County Schools – Nursing Aide Graduates

Nurse Aid Graduates

There are 15 students who are now graduates of the Vance Medical Academy at Southern Vance High School as certified nursing aides (CNA) following a pinning ceremony held in their honor on June 9. The pinning ceremony was held in the school’s Drama Room and was attended by approximately 75 family members and friends of […]

VGCC, two other colleges join NC A&T in nursing initiative

Dr. Stelfanie Williams, president of Vance-Granville Community College, signs an agreement to launch the North Carolina Piedmont “Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses” (RIBN) initiative with N.C. A&T State University, Davidson County Community College and Guilford Technical Community College in a ceremony at A&T on Monday, June 1. Also signing from VGCC was Erica Jastrow, the department chair for Nursing, shown at left. (VGCC photo)

GREENSBORO — Vance-Granville Community College has stepped up its efforts to help nursing students earn bachelor’s degrees through an initiative with North Carolina A&T State University and two other community colleges. On Monday, June 1, Dr. Stelfanie Williams, VGCC’s president, joined the chancellor of A&T and the presidents of Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) and […]

NAMI North Carolina calls for reducing stigma about mental illness during Mental Health Awareness Month

RALEIGH, NC (May 6, 2015) – May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is an opportunity to learn both about mental health as part of overall health and the need to be alert to symptoms of mental illness. Unfortunately, stigma, access to care and other issues can be barriers to treatment. The National Alliance on […]

VGCC offers Workshops on Managing Chronic Health Conditions

Vance-Granville Community College has partnered with the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments to offer a new series of “Living Healthy” workshops this summer. All will be held at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. These programs are being offered to individuals who suffer from chronic health problems, such as diabetes and chronic pain, and […]

National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina welcomes new affiliate to cover Franklin, Granville, Warren and Vance counties

RALEIGH, NC (April 22, 2015) – The National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina (NAMI NC) is pleased to announce a new affiliate, NAMI North Central, a volunteer-run affiliate that covers Franklin, Granville, Warren and Vance counties. NAMI North Carolina works to improve the lives of people living with mental illness and their families through […]

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training April 20th, 2015

Fetal alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a brain based physical disability with behavioral symptoms. The brain based approach for living with, caring for, and working with individuals and families impacted by FASD acknowledges the source of behaviors: the brain, and provides a set of research based emerging best practices for helping people with fetal alcohol […]

Fined for not having health insurance? Time is running out to get covered through the Affordable Care Act

RALEIGH, April 13, 2015 – The Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act has passed, but Legal Aid of North Carolina’s health care navigators can still help many uninsured or underinsured North Carolinians get quality, affordable health coverage during special enrollment periods. North Carolinians subject to a fine […]

Greenville Getting Results on Worker Wellness

In 2010, the City of Greenville in eastern North Carolina opted to self-insure its 850 employees. The city asked its insurance carrier, Cigna Health Care, to implement a wellness initiative. After offering a $25 incentive encouraging people to participate, just 23 percent of the city’s employees completed a health screening and health risk assessment. In […]

Family Planning Waiver/Coverage Gap Persons Information

Courtesy of Senator Angela Bryant: Below is an excerpt from the DMA website about the Family Planning Waiver that North Carolina currently has approved by CMS: Be Smart. Be Ready. Free Reproductive Health Services in North Carolina Facts about the Medicaid Family Planning “BE SMART” Program What is the Medicaid Family Planning “BE SMART” program? […]

White House: Here’s what 10 people told the President about their health care

As House Republicans are voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act — today actually marks more than 50 times they’ve voted to repeal or undermine it — the law continues to help and save the lives of millions of Americans. Thanks to ACA, countless people have been able to get regular checkups at the doctor, […]