Together we are improving the health and well-being of the people who live in Wilkes County, North Carolina by bringing new programs and services here as well as supporting tried and true organizations.Whether you're a long-time supporter or a new donor, we are here to help you contribute to a healthier community.
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2016 Health Sciences Scholarships Now Available!
Open to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a health sciences program, The Health Foundation's Allied Health Care Scholarship is designed to support students in a program of study for health professions. Past awards have been made to students studying to become nurses, respiratory therapists, optometrists, radiology technologists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others. This year’s scholarship recipients will receive awards of up to $1,500 per year of study. The awards are renewable when the student remains in academic good standing (GPA of 2.75 or higher) within their field of study.
2015 Community Health Needs Assessment Now Available
Local public health agencies in North Carolina are required to conduct a comprehensive Community Health Assessment at least once every three or four years. New regulations also require not-for-profit hospitals, such as Wilkes Regional Medical Center, to complete a similar assessment, leading to a natural partnership between agencies. The Health Foundation's Executive Director Heather Murphy and Program Director Jenn Wages were pleased to have been part of developing the assessment tool, leading community focus groups, and participating in the Community Health Summit, held in March.
The Health Foundation, Inc. a non profit 501(c) (3) organization 230 Jefferson Street/ PO Box 667 N Wilkesboro, NC 28659 336.838.1949 phone Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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