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2014 Community Health Assessment Results Now Available

The results of the 2014 Community Health Assessment  and executive summary are now available. 

The health assessment process was led by the Partnership for a Healthy Durham, Durham County Department of Public Health and Duke Medicine. Durham County organizations, agencies and community members made significant contributions to the report.

The report shows between 2011 and 2014, Durham County improved in several areas such as secondhand smoke exposure, physical activity, cardiovascular disease mortality and alcohol consumption by high school students.

The six health priorities identified in the 2014 assessment; access to medical and dental care, HIV/sexually transmitted infections, obesity and chronic illness, substance use/mental health, poverty and education are a continuation of the priorities from the 2011 assessment. The Partnership for a Healthy Durham will develop community health improvement plans to address the priority areas.

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RWJF Mini-Grant Application and RFP

Last year, the Partnership for a Healthy Durham decided to use the RWJF Culture of Health Prize $25,000 award to provide mini-grant opportunities. 

To be eligible, individuals and organizations must:

• Be active in the Partnership since July 2014 or earlier
• Have the projects tied tightly to a committee action plan
• Have the applications reviewed by committee co-chairs  before submission

Download the RWJF Culture of Health Prize mini-grant RFP and application. Applications are due June 2.

For questions or technical assistance, please contact Partnership for a Healthy Durham Coordinator,  Marissa Mortiboy at 919-560-7833 or mmortiboy@dconc.gov.

Durham Rises to #11 in County Health Rankings

Durham County has moved up six spots to the eleventh healthiest North Carolina county, according to the annual “County Health Rankings” from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Durham had been ranked 17th the two previous years.

Read stories from WUNC and the Durham Herald-Sun on Durham's rise in the rankings.

Durham County wins 2014 Culture of Health Prize

Thank you everyone for all your hard work!!!

See the results of our survey on how to spend our prize funds

Learn more and see our video at RWJF

 

Follow the Partnership on Twitter

The Partnership is now on Twitter! Follow us to get updates on Partnership activities and community resources and events.

Healthy Mile Trail

The Partnership is currently planning more Healthy Mile Trails for the spring and summer. Find out what the Healthy Mile Trail is about by watching the video below.

2015 Meeting Calendar

Click here for a list 2015 Partnership quarterly and committee meetings. Attend a meeting on the priority area that interests you.

Join us in making Durham a healthier place. Contact Partnership for a Healthy Durham Coordinator, Marissa Mortiboy at mmortiboy@dconc.gov for more information.

Next Quarterly Meeting

The next Partnership quarterly meeting will be Wednesday, April 15, noon-1:30 pm at the Durham County Department of Public Health, 414 E. Main St. in Conference Room A. Hope to see you there!