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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.

To view committee action plans, visit the committees page.

Life Expectancy Maps Released

Virginia Commonwealth University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently release life expectancy maps for the Triangle area. Life expectancy differs by as much as 12 years depending where you live. Factors for the difference include income, education, housing and more.

To learn more about the maps, read the News and Observer article- Life Expectancy Varies by Zip Code in the Triangle

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.

 

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.

Oasis in the Food Deserts

City of Medicine Not Always a City of Health

Toward a Healthier, Smarter City of Medicine

Veggie Van Program Expands, Adds 5th Site

Durham County Climbs in Health Rankings

Durham 11th in State Health Rank

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, October 21, noon-1:30 pm at the Durham County Human Services Buildling, 414 E. Main St. Hope to see you there!