September 3, 2015

NC Navigator Consortium awarded $2.6 million to enroll consumers in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act

RALEIGH, September 2, 2015 – The NC Navigator Consortium, a group of 14 health care, social service and legal aid organizations, has been awarded $2,610,472 in federal funding to help North Carolina consumers enroll in affordable health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act during the 2015-2016 open-enrollment period, the second-largest grant in the country […]

First United Methodist Church of Henderson – GriefShare Program Starts September 10, 2015

First United Methodist Church located at 114 Church Street, in Henderson, will be presenting a non-denominational GriefShare support group beginning on September 10th, and running for 13 weeks – excluding Thanksgiving. Sessions will be held in the Stephen Ministry Room beginning at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday night. The sessions are free, and open to anyone […]

High School students explore health and science at two VGCC campuses

Students shown here at VGCC’s South Campus are, seated, from left: Leeza Mason (Warren New Tech High School), Dominique Anderson (Southern Vance High School), Sierra Jones (Panther Creek High School), Madison Robertson (Warren County High School), Niya Watkins (Warren County), McKayla Perry (Warren County) and Alexis Jordan (Warren County); standing, from left: Jalen Taylor (Panther Creek), Matthew Battistel (Granville Central High School), Ryan Raulynaitis (Fuquay-Varina High School), Rhyan Johnson (Granville Magnet High School), Brandon Baek (Panther Creek), Gavin Hardin (Granville Magnet), Sreekar Mantena (Green Hope High School), Michael Harris (Granville Early College High School) and instructor Becky Brady. (VGCC photo)

This summer, high school students from across the region attended “Mini-Medical School” camps organized by the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College. The camp was held in June at VGCC’s South Campus, located between Butner and Creedmoor, and in July at the college’s Franklin County Campus, just outside Louisburg. […]

Operation Medicine Drop – Dispose of Your Unused, Expired Prescriptions September 26th, 2015

Unintentional poisoning from prescription medications is on the rise in North Carolina – Since 1999, approximately 6,900 people have died from prescription poisonings. Operation Medicine Drop offers the public a free and convenient option for disposing of their prescription and over the counter medications to protect their families and the environment. Prescription drug take-back event […]

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 […]