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“The DCo Public Health (DCoDPH) will follow the Durham County Government Good Friday holiday closing schedule and will be closed on Friday April 19th.  Public Health will reopen with regular hours of operation on Monday, April 22nd.

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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.

April 2019: Health webinars & community events

 Webinar    April 2019 Webinars and events

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 April 2019 or just read below:

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Take a Stand to Prevent Falls? 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019          10:00 am-10:30am                https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9180377132186755074

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This webinar will talk about what a fall and fear of falling are and their impact on us.  We will discuss what makes an older person more at risk for falls and action steps we can take to reduce our risk of falling.

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Surviving Workplace Stress!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019              10:00am-10:30am              https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4217258610219860994

 

5While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and performance, impact your physical and emotional health, and affect your relationships and home life.  You can’t control everything in your work environment, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless, even when you’re stuck in a difficult situation. Whatever your ambitions or work demands, there are steps you can take to protect yourself from the damaging effects of stress, improve your job satisfaction, and bolster your well-being in and out of the workplace. This webinar will share tips to help you move in a direction that may be much helpful to managing workplace stress

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Water: The Greatest Drink on Earth 

Wednesday April 17, 2019   11:00am-11:30am           https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1385261903720026370

5Most of us are so focused on eating healthy foods that we often forget about water intake. Join this webinar to get a clearer picture on the importance of having an adequate amount of water daily in our body.

  

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A Prescription for Pain:  A Mind-Body Approach  

Wednesday April 17, 2019     2:00pm-2:30pm                               https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1169592697931786242

You may know all too well how chronic pain can impact everyday life. This webinar will share techniques 5that could help positively manage pain.    

 

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Meditate to Elevate

Thursday April 18, 2019  3:00pm-3:45am                             https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9152298903748341506

Our minds can have a powerful influence over our bodies! The ACTIONS we take start with the THOUGHTS 5that we make and living mindfully is something we can learn and practice. Beyond mindfulness, meditating for a for as few as 10 minutes per day can help you control stress, decrease anxiety, improve cardiovascular health, and achieve relaxation. Not only can mindfulness and mediation improve your overall mood and wellbeing, they could also help you make other smarter choices daily. Tune in to learn more about the mind-body connection!

 

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Alcohol 101 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019     10:00am-10:45am   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6467172761463572994

How much is too much? Does alcohol effect men and women differently? What’s the only sure-fire cure for a 5hangover? In this webinar, we will explore alcohol’s impact on the body, what defines ‘problem drinking,’ and answer some common questions about alcohol use.

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Be Positive that Negative does not Work!

Tuesday, April 30,2019       10:00am-10:30pm       https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9126098641170123010             

 

5Is the glass half full or empty? Or is it both? Have you inadvertently given into the negative? Are you frustrated with being frustrated?  Well, this webinar may help you turn things around.  Now, this is a change that happens with practice, but we can surely get you going in a better direction.  You may find that life is so much better with carrying and displaying life in a more positive manner.  Give it a try…join us!

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Unplug for Self-Love 

Tuesday April 30, 2019              3:00am-3:45pm               https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8893083539942093826

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Have you ever considered the impact of social media on your health? When we consider how much time people spend engaging online, it’s worth exploring. Anything that consumes large amounts of time including work, watching TV, exercising or driving, has some impact on your health. The question is whether social media is good or bad for us. The simple answer is that it can be both!

Social media can be important and helpful, but we often access this information mindlessly. The more aware we are of the ways we absorb content, the more likely we can unplug and avoid digital distractions that are not helpful. Tune in to learn more!

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 April 2019 Webinars and events (002)

 What’s the 411: Supporting a Loved One with Diabetes

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Human Services Building, 414 E. Main St., Conference Rooms B (on the second floor)

 

Whether it is your spouse, a family member, or a friend, this presentation aims to give you a greater understanding of diabetes and tips to help you feel empowered to give support to someone living with diabetes. While the information provided is geared towards type 2 diabetes and will not go into a lot of detail for type 1 or gestational diabetes it, will still be useful for all diabetes types. A light lunch will be provided. Contact Chelsea Hawkins 919-560-7223 or chawkins@dconc.gov for more information or to register. You can also register online at: https://seam.ly/6G53PB5o.

 

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.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. 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.

 

 For Faith-Based Organizations

 

 

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, May 13, 2019 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   

 

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

 

 

 

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.