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2015 YRBS Report Available

The Durham County Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is is given every other year by the Durham Public Schools (DPS) to assess health risk behaviors that can contribute to injury and leading causes of death among the adolescent population.

In the spring of 2015, DPS, the Durham County Department of Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthy Durham collected 446 middle school and 1,713 high school surveys from students enrolled in Durham Public Schools.

View this and past reports on the Health Data page.

RWJF Culture of Health Prize Mini-Grant Recipient Teaches Bike and Pedestrian Safety

The Bike Co-op received an RWJF Culture of Health Prize mini-grant to partner with the Obesity and Chronic committee to conduct bike and pedestrian education. Lessons have been taking place at various elementary schools throughout the Spring.

Photos below are of teacher Nisha Watson and students during lessons on April 25 at East Way Elementary School. Watson said about the lessons, “It’s something different so it’s afforded us the opportunity to do something in real life.”

 

 

 


2015 SOTCH Report Available

The 2015 State of the County Health (SOTCH) report is now available. This annual report done in years between health assessments, updates statistics found in the 2014 Community Health Assessment and progress made on health priorities.

Visit the Health Data page for past health reports and data.

   Communications Committee

The Communications committee is charged by the Steering committee with:

1. Improving internal communications of the Partnership
2. Improving external communications of the Partnership
3. Improving branding of the Partnership

The committee is in the process of working with Alliance Behavioral Healthcare to update and improve the Network of Care resource website. If possible, the Network of Care database will share information with the United Way 211 database. The goal is to have one resource website that is continuously updated by a full-time staff person that will serve as the community resource portal for Durham.

The committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.. If you would like to know more about the work of the Communications committee or attend meetings, contact Marissa Mortiboy.

 Committee 2015-2018 Action Plans

Committee 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. View the Access to Care, HIV/STI, Obesity and Chronic Illness and Substance Use/Mental Health action plans.

2014 Community Health Assessment

The results of the 2014 Community Health Assessment are available.

You must have Adobe Reader to properly view the health assessment document. Download Adobe Reader.

Visit the Health Data page to view copies of the 2014 Community Health Assessment Executive Summary in English and Spanish.

 

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 and where to get free HIV/STI testing in Durham 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. For more articles and our regular column in the Durham Herald-Sun, visit our In the News page.

Program Raises Access to Healthy Foods

Good Health Distant Dream for Some Living in City of Medicine

Durham 15th in Health Rankings

Taking Charge of Diabetes

2016 Meeting Calendar

Click here for a list of 2016 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, July 20, 2016, noon-1:30 pm at the Durham County Human Services Building, 414 E. Main St. Hope to see you there!

2014 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner

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