Partnership Holds First Twitter Chat
The Partnership recently held it's first Twitter chat on September 26. The subject was the recent Triangle life expectancy maps from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Virginia Commonwealth University and social determinants of health.
Deputy Health Director, Joanne Pierce was our guest expert. To read summary of the chat, check out the Storify archive.
Durham Knows Campaign Kicks Off
The Durham Knows campaign kicked off at the September 26 Pride event in Durham.
Find out more about Durham Knows on the campaign page. To see more pictures of the kickoff, visit the Partnership Facebook page.
Committee Action Plans Finalized
The Access to Care, HIV/STI, Obesity and Chronic Illness and Substance Use/Mental Health committees have finalized their action plans after months of hard work. The action plans are based on input from the community, data from the health assessment and evidence-based strategies research. The 2015-2018 action plans will be the blueprints for how committees address health priorities identified in the 2014 Community Health Assessment.
RWJF Culture of Health Prize Mini-Grant Winners
The following organizations have received RWJF Culture of Health Prize mini-grant awards:
Offer free durable medical equipment for loan to Durham County residents in need.
Durham Knows; $5000
Destigmatize and encourage testing among Durham County residents through a public health campaign.
Safe Routes to School; $5000
Offer bicycle/pedestrian safety "Let's Go, NC!" curriculum and provide bicycles and equipment to fourth grade students at selected elementary schools.
Double Bucks for Seniors; $5000
Support Grocers on Wheels in providing vouchers to seniors to purchase fresh local fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meat at mobile markets.
Mini-grant funds were made available by the RWJF Culture of Health Prize Durham County received in 2014. To learn more about the prize and watch Durham's video, visit the RWJF website.
2014 Community Health Assessment Executive Summary Available
The 2014 Community Health Assessment Executive Summary is available in English and Spanish. The documents outline the key findings in the health assessment report. You can also find the executive summaries on the Health Data page.
Medical Options Brochure Updated
The Medical Care Options brochure which lists low cost and free medical services in Durham now includes 2015 information. You can also find the brochure on the Resources page. The updated Spanish Medical Care Options brochure will be available in the future.
Durham Knows Campaign
The purpose of the campaign is to encourage everyone in Durham between the ages of 15 and 65 to learn their HIV status. Find out more about Durham Knows on the campaign page.
Follow the Partnership on Twitter
The Partnership is now on Twitter! Follow us to get updates on Partnership activities and community resources and events.
Partnership in the Media
Check out recent stories in the media about and related to the Partnership.
HIV Testing to be Offered at NC Pride Fest
Maps Illustrate Life Expectancy Differences Across the Triangle
Oasis in the Food Deserts
2014 Community Health Assessment
The results of the 2014 Community Health Assessment are available.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Next Quarterly Meeting
The next Partnership quarterly meeting will be Wednesday, October 21, noon-1:30 pm at the Durham County Human Services Buildling, 414 E. Main St. Hope to see you there!