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.

March 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 forMarch 2020 or just read below:

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Everything You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer  , Thursday March 12, 2020          11:00 0m-11:30am               

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1920861512522691073

Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. As part of Colorectalnew Cancer Awareness Month, this webinar is designed to provide you with the basic information on colorectal cancer, its causes, risk factors and screening guidelines. The webinar will also cover useful tips for lowering your risk for developing colorectal cancer. You don’t want to miss this webinar!

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Self-Care…Are You Still There?
Thursday, March 19, 2020            3:00pm-3:30pm  

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7223485035891078913

Do you focus on everything and everyone else but you?  Let 2020 be your year for self-care.  Self-care is deliberate and self-initiated. Don’t settle for merely giving yourself whatever time is left over after helping and caring for others.  You deserve more than that! Join us for this webinar where we will look at the importance of self-care and how to pamper yourself for a change.

 

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Loving Our Aging Feet Part I:  Understanding Changes & Treatments

Tuesday, March 24, 2020              10:30am-11:00am           https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1948772615193889025

Foot pain affects 1 in 4 adults after age 45, and it's at least somewhat disabling in two-thirds of those cases. Even worse, foot pain in older adults is associated with a 62 % increased risk of recurrent falls.  As feet get older they lose some of their strength and springiness due to changes in the skin and joints. Feet tend to spread and lose the fatty pads that cushion them. This does not mean that feet should necessarily become painful as they get older. However, it does mean that they are not able to sustain the same levels of activity that they could when you were younger. Make foot health a priority, especially as you get older. 

  

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Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020              2:00pm-2:30pm                              https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7575019794033179649

Do you know your risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes? Tuesday, March 24, 2020 is Diabetes Alert Day. This day is designed to raise awareness about the seriousness of diabetes especially with it is left undiagnosed or untreated. Join this presentation to explore the various risk factors of diabetes and learn about what you can do to lower your risk.

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Tobacco Laws 101

Tuesday, March 31, 2020              2:00pm-2:30pm 

You have to be 21 to buy tobacco products; does that include e-cigarettes? If you can’t smoke inside a bar or restaurant in NC, what about a hookah bar?  Is it true that you can’t smoke in your car with a child? newWhat’s up with the all the smoke-free signs going up around Durham? In this webinar, we’ll learn about federal, state, and local policies related to tobacco and smoking, and answer some commonly asked questions about tobacco policies. 

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Support Groups

How to Quit Smoking

First Thursdays
5:30pm-6:30pm
Human Services Building, 1st Floor Board Rm
414 East Main St

 

Want to quit vaping or smoking and don’t know where to start? Come to this monthly drop-in group to learn the essential steps to quitting and free resources to help you quit. Free nicotine patches and gum are available while supplies last. Contact Natalie Rich at nrich@dconc.gov or 919-560-7895.

 

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.

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

 

Trying to fit in fitness?

loveitYou don’t have to join a gym to get fit.  Along with beautiful parks, Durham Parks & Recreation has several community centers that offer evening and morning group fitness classes.  Holton Resource Center offers free Zumba classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Stop in about 6pm and enjoy a great workout! Your heart will love it !

 

 

For Faith-based Organizations

 

Durham County Health Ministry Network                                                                    
(for Durham faith-based organizations)

 

Are you part of a faith-based organization looking for health-related resources for your church in Durham?  If so, attend a meeting and maybe join the Durham County Health Ministry Network!  Membership is free and you will be able to participate in trainings, community events and grant opportunities. Mark your calendars for the next quarterly meeting on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 6-7:30pm at the Durham County Department of Public Health located at 414 E. Main Street.  For more information, call Willa Robinson Allen at 560-7771 or contact through email wrobinson@dconc.gov   To register, click here   

 

The Durham County Health Ministry website has moved.  If you would like more information or to view the website, click here  

 Are you curious about the Durham County Health Ministry Network?  Join us for a webinar that will give the history and past activities.  We have accomplished quite a bit and would love for YOU to represent your organization and participate in meetings and activities.

 Wednesday, March 4, 2020  three different times!

10:00am-10:30pm                         https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/930492906045688065

2:00pm-2:30pm                             https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2943505182457066497

6:00pm-6:30pm                             https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7026603184854408193

Not near a computer? No problem, download the GoToWebinar app for your phone or 
tablet.

 

Grant Writing Workshop (Part I)

For faith-based and not-for-profit organizations
Saturday, March 28, 2020
10:00-12:30pm
 
Site TBD

 If you don’t have much experience with writing grants, here is an opportunity to learn the basics. This free workshop covers how to find potential funding opportunities and how to draft a grant together from start to finish.  The workshop is open for representatives of faith-based and not-for-profit organizations who register by the posted deadline.  Please register by March 20, 2020If you attempt to register before this date and have difficulties, call (919) 560-7771. 
Click here to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gdhnt6dab&oeidk=a07egxom3dt74d25453

 

Join the Men’s Health Council of Durham County for their first walk in 2020.
Help the Council lead and inspire men to reach their optimal well-being.
All persons of all ages are welcome.
Come - find out how you can be part of the Men’s Health Council.

 

“Men on the Move Community Walk”

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Saturday, March 18, 2020
Holton Resource Center’s Healthy Mile Trail
401 North Driver St., 27703
 

“Understanding Women’s Health Concerns:  FOR MEN ONLY

 Presentation and open discussion by Dr. Arnett Coleman, Internal Medicine Specialist.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Conference Room B, 2nd Floor
Human Services Building
414 East Main St., 27701

For more information or to register, contact Joyce Page at 919-560-7109

 

 

 

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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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