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Stay Connected with DCoDPH March 2019 Activities

National Nutrition Month, American Diabetes Alert Day, FREE STI testing, webinars, etc.

Post Date:03/06/2019 5:10 PM

DURHAM, N.C. – All Durham County Department of Public Health (DCoDPH) webinars and events are FREE and open to the public.

 

WEBINARS

  • Sleep, Sleep…Where Forth Art Thou?
  • The ABC’s of Getting Fit, You Only Live Once!
  • Check Your Colon!
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Get Fit with Limited Time and Money
  • Surviving Allergy Season
  • Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?
  • Ears Say A Lot About Out Health

 

Visit http://dcopublichealth.org/news-events/public-health-events/events-calendar to register for the webinars.

 

EVENTS

March 7                                               Stay Quit Smoking Support Group                                  5:30PM-6:30PM     Durham County Human Services, 414 E. Main Street

2nd Floor Board Room

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.gov for more information.

March 7-28 (Thursdays)                     FreshStart (Quit Smoking) Program                               5:30PM-6:30PM     Durham County Human Services, 414 E. Main Street

2nd Floor Board Room

If you are thinking about quitting, there is no better time than the present.  The American Cancer Society’s FreshStart® program has helped thousands of adults quit smoking for good.  Consider this announcement a personal invitation.  To register by phone call 919-560-7765 or click HERE.

March 11                                             Diabetes Support Group                                                   5:00PM-6:00PM     Durham County Human Services, 414 E. Main Street

2nd Floor Board Room

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.

 

 

March 11                     Durham County Health Ministry Network Meeting                                6:00PM-7:30PM     Durham County Human Services, 414 E. Main Street

Conference Room B

Are you part of a faith-based organization looking for health-related resources for your church in Durham?  If so, we invite you to attend a meeting and consider joining the Durham County Health Ministry Network!  Membership is free and you will be able to participate in trainings, community events and grant opportunities. For more information, call Willa Robinson Allen at 560-7771 or contact through email wrobinson@dconc.gov   To register, click here

 

March 12 & 14                        FREE HIV and Hepatitis C Testing                             10:00AM – 2:00PM

Durham County Human Services, 414 E. Main Street

DSS Lobby 9

Confidential HIV and Hepatitis C Testing.  No appointment necessary.

 

March 13                     Hypertension Management Support Group                                           4:00PM-4:30PM     Durham County Human Services, 414 E. Main Street

1st Floor Boardroom

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 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.

 

March 14                                             Durham County Board of Health Meeting                                    5:00PM

Durham County Human Services, 414 E. Main Street

 

 

March 26                     Diabetes:  Does It Have to Be So Complicated?                                    6:00PM-7:00PM     South Regional Library, 4505 South Alston Ave

Common complications related to diabetes include 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 presentation will cover the basics about diabetes, potential complications, and tips for preventing or delaying complications. You don’t want to miss it!

 

 

March 30                     Grant Writing Workshop (Part 1)                                                         10:00AM-12:30PM     South Regional Library, 4505 South Alston Ave

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 22, 2019.  If you attempt to register before this date and have difficulties, call (919) 560-7771.  Click HERE to register.

 

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