Any problem? Please contact Willa Robinson Allen at 919-560-7771 or via email at wrobinson@dconc.gov at least 15-20 minutes prior to the start of a webinar
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sdHealth webinars are offered once a month and are free.  From the webinar schedule register for the ones you would like to attend (in real time).   You will need access to a computer and Internet to participate.   Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Use the confirmation email to get the link that will allow you to access the webinar. Please test this link at least 10 minutes before the start of the webinar.

If you have any difficulties registering for a webinar, call (919) 560-7771 or email wrobinson@dconc.gov at least 15-20 minutes prior to the start of a webinar.

November 2019:Health webinars & community events

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Stay Connected!  Come One, Come All. Anyone can participate in the webinars on this schedule. Please feel free to share the schedule with anyone who is interested. The confirmation will be sent to the email address used to register for the webinar.

In order to participate, you must register. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Use the confirmation email to get the link that will allow you to access the webinar. If you have any difficulties registering for the webinars using the links in this document, please contact Willa Robinson Allen at 919-560-7771 or via email at wrobinson@dconc.gov at least 15-20 minutes prior to the start of a webinar.

Please note: A confirmation link will be sent to the email address you included in your registration. So, make sure you are able to access that email address prior to the start of the webinar. Use the confirmation link to access the webinar on the day of the event.

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Webinars are subject to cancellation if there are no registrants within 3 days of the event.

 

Download the complete program for November 2019 or just read below:

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Diabetes:  Does it Have to be So Complicated?  , Wednesday November 6, 2019          11:00 0m-11:30am               

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/832026140166534913

Common complications associated with diabetes included blindness, kidney damage, nerve damage and even amputation. Having a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes does not automatically mean that a person will experience any of these complications. This webinar will highlight the potential complications of diabetes and share tips for preventing or delaying them. Tune in!

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Healthy Holidays with Diabetes

Wednesday, November 6, 2019              11:00am-11:30am              https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2361668915747862017

 

For many, the month of November marks the beginning of the fall/winter season. Having diabetes does not mean you can’t enjoy yourself. While planning your trips/events, it is important to make sure you have a plan in place to manage your diabetes while away from home. This webinar will provide strategies for diabetes management during the holiday season.

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10 Tips for stress-free traveling
Tuesday, November 12, 2019    2:00pm-2:30pm 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1479038155573585411

Some people love to travel and likely have a system to make the process stress-free. However, if you travel infrequently, it requires a little more planning and organization.  Join us for this webinar which will tackle everything from the best time to book tickets to taking advantage of activities leading up to and your destination arrival.  Rev up for content that will help your travel be more enjoyable and perhaps save a few bucks!

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COPD (Willa)

Thursday November 14, 2019   1:00pm-1:30pm           https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5340385553369799681

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)  is a umbrella  term used to describe progressive lung conditions including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and refractory (non-reversible) asthma.   This long-term lung condition is often challenging to understand.  Join us for this webinar, to help shed a “little light” on this condition.

  

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Stress Management Techniques from A to Z 

Tuesday November 19, 2019     4:00pm-4:45pm                               https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2210127626137964289

Stress…we all deal with it at some point in our lives.  Some, more than others.  Let’s first resolve that stress will not go away, so we must look for ways to best manage how we deal with it.  This webinar will look at the common stressors and cruise through the alphabet with helpful ways to look at and deal with stress. See you online!

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The Keys to Healthy Skin 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019  2:00pm-2:30pm

Did you know that the skin is the largest organ of the body? It has vital roles such as protection, thermoregulation, and sensation. For it to best function, it is important to engage in daily care to keep it healthy. There is no better time than national healthy skin month to learn eight helpful tips to maintain nourished skin. Tune into this webinar to gain the keys to unlock the knowledge to healthy skin.

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Vaping:  Is it Safe? 

Thursday, November 21, 2019  10:00 am - 10:30 am                     
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8712550332363498497

 

 

Vaping has been in the news recently because it is causing sever lung disease across the country. In this webinar, get the latest information on what’s causing the disease and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Beyond Willpower…5 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

Thursday, November 21, 2019    1:00pm-1:30pm

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6919205086018883329

Has anyone told you to “just quit” as if quitting smoking is solely a matter of willpower?  Everyone’s smoking habit is different and what works for one, may not work for another.  This webinar will give you a few quick tips and resources in just minutes!!!!  This timely webinar is also in support of the Great American SmokeOut (Thursday, November 21, 2019)

 

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 great smoke outThinking about quitting? On Thursday, November 21, 2019 is the Great American SmokeOut   quit for a day during the Great American SmokeOut.   Answer a trivia question about smoking and get a turkey sandwich! Learn about resources to help you quit smoking for good and maintain a healthy diet too!  Join us from 11am to 1pm in the lobby of the Human Services Building, 414 E Main St, Durham. Contact Natalie Rich at nrich@dconc.gov or 919-560-7895.
 
 

Eat Smart, Move More…Maintain, Don’t Gain! Holiday Challenge
November 13-December 31, 2019

 This holiday season, stuff the turkey—not yourself! The statewide Eat Smart, Move More NC movement is gearing up for its annual Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight – a difficult task during this season, – this free six-week challenge provides participants with tips, tricks and ideas to help them maintain their weight throughout the holiday season. Free on-line sign-up is now open at holidaychallenge@esmmweighless.com
For more information, contact Willa Robinson Allen 919-560-7771 email wrobinson@dconc.gov

 
 

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Are you part of a faith-based organization looking for health-related resources for your church in Durham?  Join the Durham County Health Ministry Network!  Network with other churches and participate in trainings, community events and grant opportunities. Also, mark your calendars for the next quarterly meeting on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 6-7:30pm at the Durham County Department of Public Health.  For more information, call Willa Robinson Allen at 560-7771 or contact through email wrobinson@dconc.gov click here to register

 

Can’t make the November 2019 meeting?  No problem!  Here is the next one:

Monday, January 13, 2020              6:00pm-7:30pm                      Register here

 

Durham Faith-based Organizations, the Durham County Health Ministry website has moved. Click here 

 

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Support Groups

Diabetes Support Group
Second Mondays
5:00pm-6:00pm
Human Services Building, 2nd Floor Board Rm
414 East Main St

 

***In November, the Diabetes Support Group will meet on Monday, November 18, 2019 since Durham County will be closed on the second Monday.

Do you have diabetes or have a loved one with diabetes? If so, this group is for you! Come to this monthly group to learn helpful tips about how to manage your diabetes better and get support from others with diabetes. Contact Chelsea Hawkins at 919-560-7223 or chawkins@dconc.gov for more information.

Hypertension Management Support Group

Second Wednesdays each month
4:00pm-5:00pm
Human Services Building, 1st Floor Board Rm
414 E. Main St.

 

High Blood Pressure can be challenging to manage and should be taken seriously. Damage could be occurring in your body that can easily be prevented when high blood pressure is not controlled. Join us for this support group, to learn tips, discuss challenges and maybe even sample blood pressure friendly treats. As this is a new support group, interest will keep it on the schedule after the pilot phase. If interested, call 919-560-7771

 

Grant Writing Workshop (Part I)
For faith-based and not-for-profit organizationsmoney
 
Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:00-12:30pm
North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd Durham 27704

 If you don’t have much experience with writing grants, here is an opportunity to learn the basics. This free three part workshop covers how to find potential funding opportunities and how to draft a grant from start to finish.  Parts I & III are face-to-face while part II is online.   To register, click here

 

What’s the 411:  How to Thrive & Live Well at Age 50+
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

 Join this presentation for tips for a healthy, happy and vibrant life at age 50 and over. Our guest speaker with be Dr. Judy Brangman. FREE lunch with be provided. This presentation is open to EVERYONE!

 Please register by Friday, November 22, 2019.
Online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9P9CHKP

Phone: 919-560-7223
Email: chawkins@dconc.gov

 

men health events

Men’s Health Forum
Smoking, Vaping & Other Inhalants:  What You Need to Know!
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Human Services Building, 414 E. Main St, Conference Rooms B & C
9:00am-11:00am

 Join us for a public forum to educate attendees about prevention of health conditions related to vaping, smoking and other smoking related products.  Lunch will be provided. To register for this free event click HERE  or contact Joyce Page at 919-560-7109 or jpage@dconc.gov

 

Music Opens New Pathways to Health The influence of Stevie Wonder’s Music
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Human Services Building, 414 E Main St Conference Room A

6:00pm-7:30pm

Join us for a public forum on how music relates to health.  Speaker/Performer Dr Timothy Holley, Cellist and Professor of Music at North Carolina Central University  will deliver the presentation.  Refreshments will be served.  Registration preferred to ensure we are well prepared for you.  To register for this free event, click   HERE  or contact Joyce Page at 919-560-7109 or jpage@dconc.gov

 

Men on the Move Health Walk

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Whippoorwill Park
632 Rowemont Drive, 27705

9:00am - 10:00am

 

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Community Family Life & Recreation Center, Lyon Park
1309 Halley St, Durham 27707

Join us for one of the Men’s Health Council’s monthly community walks which last about 30 minutes. After a brief warmup and health tips, experience a  vigorous stroll while you take in Durham’s beautiful parks and recreation centers with a bit of motivation and social support.  All ages welcome. No registration is required. For more information, contact Joyce Page at 919-560-7109 or email jpage@dconc.gov

 

 

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Support Groups

Diabetes Support Group

Second Mondays

5:00pm-6:00pm
Human Services Building, 2nd Floor Board Rm
414 East Main St

Do you have diabetes or have a loved one with diabetes? If so, this group is for you! Come to this monthly group to learn helpful tips about how to manage your diabetes better and get support from others with diabetes. Contact Chelsea Hawkins at 919-560-7223 or chawkins@dconc.gov for more information.

 

Stay Quit Support Group

First Thursday each month

5:30pm-6:30pm
Human Services Building, 1st Floor Board Rm
414 E. Main St.

 

Have you quit smoking and are trying to stay quit? If so, this group is for you! “Come join us every month to find support to help you quit for good. We are now offering FREE nicotine patches and gum to group participants.”

Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/DurhamStayQuit or contact Natalie Rich at 919-560-7895 or nrich@dconc.govfor more information.

 

Hypertension Management Support Group

Second Wednesdays each month

4:00pm-4:30pm
Human Services Building, 1st Floor Board Rm
414 E. Main St.

****for February, we will meet on 2/20/19 instead

 High Blood Pressure can be challenging to manage and should be taken seriously.  Danger could be happening in your body that can easily be prevented.   Join us starting in February 2019 for this support group, to learn tips, discuss challenges and maybe even sample blood pressure friendly treats.  As this is a new support group, interest will keep it on the schedule after the pilot phase.  Sign up here.

 

 

 

Support Groups

Diabetes Support Group

Second Mondays

5:00pm-6:00pm
Human Services Building, 2nd Floor Board Rm
414 East Main St

Do you have diabetes or have a loved one with diabetes? If so, this group is for you! Come to this monthly group to learn helpful tips about how to manage your diabetes better and get support from others with diabetes. Contact Chelsea Hawkins at 919-560-7223 or chawkins@dconc.gov for more information.

 

Stay Quit Support Group

First Thursday each month

5:30pm-6:30pm
Human Services Building, 1st Floor Board Rm
414 E. Main St.

 

Have you quit smoking and are trying to stay quit? If so, this group is for you! “Come join us every month to find support to help you quit for good. We are now offering FREE nicotine patches and gum to group participants.”

Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/DurhamStayQuit or contact Natalie Rich at 919-560-7895 or nrich@dconc.govfor more information.

 

Hypertension Management Support Group

Second Wednesdays each month

4:00pm-4:30pm
Human Services Building, 1st Floor Board Rm
414 E. Main St.

****for February, we will meet on 2/20/19 instead

 High Blood Pressure can be challenging to manage and should be taken seriously.  Danger could be happening in your body that can easily be prevented.   Join us starting in February 2019 for this support group, to learn tips, discuss challenges and maybe even sample blood pressure friendly treats.  As this is a new support group, interest will keep it on the schedule after the pilot phase.  Sign up here.

 

 

 

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