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World AIDS Day Events Planned

The HIV/STI committee has the following activities planned for World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1. The theme for this year is "The Time to Act is Now."

World AIDS Day Vigil- December 1, 4:30pm at the LGBTQ Center of Durham at 114 Hunt St. including remarks Durham County Public Health Director Gayle B. Harris and community leaders, followed by a red balloon release. *Note the change in location from the CCB plaza due to weather.

Post-Vigil Event- The 2BeatHIV Project from the UNC Chapel Hill Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease will host light refreshments and fellowship at the LGBTQ Center of Durham. The Triangle Empowerment Center will be conducting free HIV/STI testing at the center.

Twitter Chat- The Partnership for a Healthy Durham HIV/STI committee is hosting a chat at www.twitter.com/healthydurham  from 3-4 p.m.
l experts will be discussing HIV/AIDS in Durham County and answer questions. Use #DurhamKnowsWAD to join the conversation. Find out more about the Durham Knows campaign.

Thanks to our partners at North Carolina Central University, Duke Medicine, UNC Global HIV Prevention and Treatment Clinical Trials Unit, Triangle Empowerment Center, Inc., Lincoln Community Health Center, Durham County Department of Public Health and the 2BeatHIV Project from the UNC Chapel Hill Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease for making these events possible.

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:

HELP; $10,000
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.

2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner

Watch the prizewinning video and find out what makes the Durham community a Culture of Health.


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 Isn't a Death Sentence

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 mmortiboy@dconc.gov for more information.

Next Quarterly Meeting

The next Partnership quarterly meeting will be Wednesday, January 20, 2016, noon-1:30 pm at the Durham County Human Services Buildling, 414 E. Main St. Hope to see you there!