The John Rex Endowment has invited injury prevention experts and other key stakeholders to convene on Friday, May 2 to network, learn and engage in discussion about creating a safe and injury-free Wake County for children. Participants will learn the leading causes of childhood injury in Wake County and explore how our community can address them.
Allen Mask, MD, founder and medical director of Raleigh Urgent Care Center and reporter for the WRAL-TV Health Team, has been elected to serve as a member of the board of directors for the John Rex Endowment.
A Safe Place Child Enrichment Center is one of eight child care centers participating in Preventing Obesity by Design (POD-Wake), which is supported by a three-year grant from the John Rex Endowment. Each center is transforming its outdoor area into active, productive, learning environments through design assistance and training led by NC State University Natural Learning Initiative (NLI).
There is someone I’d like you to meet and welcome to the area. And it’s not only because she’s new to Raleigh and we love to make newcomers feel at home. It’s also because if you meet her you will likely be working in some way with the John Rex Endowment to create a place where children and their families live healthy lives. Gladys Hairston is our new, and first, Program Associate.
The John Rex Endowment announces an investment of more than $675,000 for seven grants to support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children in greater Wake County. Grant recipients include InterAct, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Haven House Services, Lucy Daniels Center, Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education and Triangle Family Services.
The John Rex Endowment will provide up to five grants to Wake County municipalities for initiatives that support our goal to improve policies and implement changes to the built environment that increase children’s access to healthy foods and active living opportunities in Wake County.