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New Boys and Girls Club opens in Durham
| News Story | ABC 11

New Boys and Girls Club opens in Durham

The Boys and Girls Club of Durham and Orange Counties is officially open in South Durham. This 32,000 square-foot space is more than double the old facility. An estimated 110 students attend the club now, but CEO Jerome Levisy said he hopes to accommodate as many as 600 kids in 5 years. Levisy said Monday's opening was an emotional and special moment for him personally.
Community Home Trust Announces New Executive Director and Partnership
| News Story | Chapelboro

Community Home Trust Announces New Executive Director and Partnership

The non-profit Community Home Trust has been one of the biggest contributors to the affordable housing community since its establishment. Recently, the organization made two big announcements: a bold partnership and a new executive director. When Community Home Trust bought the Landings at Winmore neighborhood in 2017, it expanded the non-profit’s reach to affordable housing for rent. But recently, the infrastructure was beginning to risk falling into disrepair.
Don’t let diabetes ruin your health — prevention is key
| News Story | Q City Metro

Don’t let diabetes ruin your health — prevention is key

Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans, and 1 in 4 don’t know they have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. African Americans and other populations of color are especially at risk. But here’s good news: with moderate exercise and a healthy diet, diabetes can often be controlled — and even prevented, says Dr. John R. Smith Jr., lead medical director at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Insurers plead with Supreme Court for $12 billion in government reimbursements for Obamacare
| News Story | CNN

Insurers plead with Supreme Court for $12 billion in government reimbursements for Obamacare

A majority of Supreme Court justices questioned whether the federal government could avoid an obligation to pay billions of dollars to health insurers that sold consumer policies on exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act... Insurers before the Supreme Court include Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Moda Health Plan Inc. and Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance Co.
‘More entire families becoming homeless’: New program helps households stay together
| News Story | The Charlotte Observer

‘More entire families becoming homeless’: New program helps households stay together

Homeless couples with children needing emergency shelter soon will have more options to stay together, thanks to a new program at the Salvation Army Center of Hope. The shelter, which previously accepted only women and children, has added rooms for entire families, including fathers. A two-year, $300,00 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of north Carolina funded renovations at the shelter, program staffing, hotel vouchers and money for up-front housing costs like rent and deposits for families after leaving the shelter.

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