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September 16, 2018

Dollar General awards literacy grants

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded youth literacy grants to South Carolina schools and nonprofit organizations. Brothers and Sisters of Aiken County received $2,000, Greendale Elementary in New Ellenton received $3,000 and Mossy Creek Elementary in North Augusta received $1,500.

The youth literacy grants will provide financial funding to teachers, libraries and literacy organizations to support a successful academic year throughout the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

Rural Health CEO receives award

Carolyn Emanuel-McClain, MPH, Chief Executive Officer of Rural Health Services, Inc. (RHS) was honored with the 2018 John Gilbert Award by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) on Monday, August 27th in Orlando, Florida.

“This award was made possible by all the lives that I have been able to touch and shape along with way,” Emanuel-McClain said. “I am grateful to the patients, the staff, the board members and each of the communities.”

Each year, NACHC honors outstanding men and women of the Community Health Center Movement. The 2018 NACHC Community Health Care Awards of Excellence were presented during the NACHC 49th Annual Convention & Community Health Institute general session. These awards span the spectrum of health center service and honor those whose accomplishments best exemplify excellence in community health care and contributions to the health center mission.

The John Gilbert Award was established in recognition of John Gilbert’s outstanding contribution to NACHC and the community health care field prior to his death in 1974. The award is presented to an individual who, as a member of either the board or staff of a health center, has demonstrated a level of excellence in the community health care field.

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