Data Viz: Hate Crimes

Each year the FBI releases data tied to hate crime incidents across the country. The data is collected through voluntary reporting by 15,254 law enforcement agencies. Many civil and human rights advocates note that the statistics are flawed as reporting is not mandatory. Read more

Community Centered Health in Gaston County, NC

In 2015, the Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina Foundation awarded Gaston County $125,000.00 to serve as one of three pilot communities in North Carolina to plan and build capacity for a Community Centered Health model. The Community Centered Health model provides a framework for primary care to address community health needs while also addressing the social disparities of a particular community that affect the community’s well-being. Read more