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The Partnership for a Healthy Durham is a coalition of local organizations and community members with the goal of collaboratively improving the physical, mental, and social health and well-being of Durham’s residents.  The Partnership has five committees that focus on a Durham County health priority and communications, which are led by our Steering committee.  There are currently more than 500 active members in the Partnership.

Our committees meet monthly. All meetings (except for Steering Committee with is for Partnership leadership only) are open to the public. See our calendar or 2017 Partnership Meeting Schedule.


Brief descriptions of how we work and our history can be found in the essays we write for the RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize.

Roadmaps to Health Prize Essay 1

Roadmaps to Health Prize Essay 2

The Partnership is the certified Healthy Carolinians program for Durham County. Healthy Carolinians is North Carolina’s statewide network of partnerships that address health and safety issues at the community level. Local health departments and Healthy Carolinians partnerships set their health priorities by conducting a community health assessment every three years and by aligning with the Healthy North Carolina 2020 health objectives.

The Partnership for a Healthy Durham has been housed at the Durham County Department of Public Health since 2004 and has one full-time staff. Individual committees meet monthly to work toward their action items and the full Partnership for a Healthy Durham (all committees) meets quarterly to share information across committees. Each committee’s action plans, data, and calendar of activities are available on this website.

Our Mission and Vision

Mission: The Partnership for a Healthy Durham is dedicated to collaboratively improve the quality of life of its community.

Vision: The people of Durham will enjoy good physical, mental, and social health and well-being.


The most recent Partnership bylaws were revised in October 2017.

Join the Partnership

We’re always interested in having more people collaborate with us. To contact the Coordinator of the Partnership, call (919) 560-7833 or email