General

Who are Veterans?

Veterans are mostly older, White, male citizens with at least a high school education. But, who are veterans, really? Some are your grandfathers: 52.4 percent of male veterans are 65 years or older. Some are your mothers: the median age of female veterans is 51 years. Some are your coworkers: 72.4 percent of male veterans and 68.1 percent of female veterans ages 18 to 64 are employed. Some are students at the local college: 23.7 percent of male veterans and 33.8 percent of female veterans ages 18 to 34 are enrolled in school. All are celebrated on Veterans Day. Read more

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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