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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 at least 15-20 minutes prior to the start of a webinar.

July 2018: Health webinars & community events

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 at least 15-20 minutes prior to the start of a webinar.

Download the complete program for August 2018 or just read below:

Dealing with a Weight Loss Plateau

Tuesday, August 14, 2018             11:00pm-11:30pm     

This webinar will define what a weight loss plateau is and discuss how to get through it, identifying various methods for getting the body back into weight loss mode.

What is Skin Cancer and Measures to Protect My Skin

 Wednesday, August 15, 2018             10:00am-10:30am    


This webinar will provide information on the different types of skin cancer and various ways you can protect your skin.  Learn about the causes of skin cancer and the 2 main types of skin cancer.  Warm weather brings outdoor activities and we need to know the various ways we can protect our skin.

It’s the Little Things:  12 Tweaks to Cut & Burn Calories ALL Year Long

Wednesday, August 22, 2018      10:00pm-10:30pm 

If you are trying to maintain or lose weight, you must look at your calories earned and burned.  Many think5 that this requires a major overhaul of your life, but there are some tweaks that can help you reach your personal goals.  Join us for this webinar to find that it’s the little things that count!   

Is Race REALLY a Risk Factor?

Thursday, August 23, 2018      3:00pm-4:00pm                    

There’s a growing body of evidence linking the experience of racism with poor health and illness. Any type of stress can impact health, but discrimination can be quite toxic, causing consistent tension and anxiety. Additionally, even if interpersonal discrimination were eliminated, racial inequities would still exist due to persistent structural racism: systems, social forces, institutions, ideologies, and processes interacting with each other to generate and reinforce inequities, requiring no action or intent of individuals. Tune in to learn more!

e-Cigs 101

Wednesday, August 29, 2018          10:00am-10:30am                  

E-cigarettes, especially brands like Juul, are becoming increasingly popular. This webinar will talk about how e-cigarettes work and what’s actually in them (you might be surprised!). I’ll also tackle common questions like, are they a good tool to quit smoking?

Got Skin Problems:  What’s Serious and What’s Not

Wednesday, August 29, 2018     2:00pm-2:30pm

 Is your skin itchy, broken out, or covered in a rash or strange spots? Skin inflammation, changes in texture or color, and spots may be caused by infection, a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant. Your doctor should be consulted to evaluate these conditions.  Join the webinar to see photos of various skin problems and their possible causes.

Exercises at Your Desk

Thursday, August 30, 2018                2:00pm-2:30pm 5

Sitting all day is the newest risk factor for chronic health problems.  Got deadlines or a pile of things you must get through today and you absolutely see no way of getting any type of movement in?  IT CAN HAPPEN! But why sacrifice your posture, abdominal and back muscles or your overall health by staying tied (sedentary) to that desk?  This webinar will share stretches and a few exercises you can do and still get your work done.  Two for the price of one—who wouldn’t love THIS deal?


Community Events


Tuesdays: August 14-September 14, 2018   5:30pm-6:30pm
Human Services Building, 414 E. Main St. Durham 27701

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  Free Nicotine Patches and Gum offered with enrollment and attendance of Fresh Start and Stay Quit Support Group.

To register, click  here:

 Support Groups
 Diabetes Support Group

Monday, August 13, 2018 (second Mondays)  5:00pm-6:00pm

Human Services Building, 1st 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 Aubrey Delaney at 919-560-7223 or for more information.


Stay Quit Support Group

First Thursday each month

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 in quitting and to learn how to handle possible stumbling blocks along the way to being quit for good.

Sign up at or contact Natalie Rich at 919-560-7895 or for more information.





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Please note: Community trainings that do not reach the minimum number of registrants may be canceled. 

 Durham County Health Ministry Network 

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, September 10, 2018 from 6-7:30pm at the Durham County Department of Public Health.  To register, click


For more information, call Willa Robinson Allen at 919-560-7771 or contact through email


Durham Faith-based Organizations, the Durham County Health Ministry website has moved:


Start or Revive a Health Ministry (face-to-face)

Saturday, October 13, 2018      HealthMinistry
Southwest Regional Library
3605 Shannon Rd Durham

Health ministries work to support and promote health and wellness of the body, mind and spirit through planned organizational/congregational activities.  If your organization does not have a health ministry or perhaps the current one needs a little refreshing, this training is for you!  Send one or more from your organization and join us for a number or resources and a memorable experience. This is a face-to-face training that you leave you ready to get started immediately!  To register, click the link below.




Staying Connected:

Public Health Monthly Newsletter

Durham County Department of Public Health produces a monthly newsletter to keep the community informed.  Sign up for Community Connections for the most up-to-date Durham Health information.


You can also stay connected with us on our Durham County Department of Public Health Facebook Page, and follow us @DurhamHealthNC on Twitter and Instagram.