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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.

February 2019: Health webinars & community events

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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 February 2019 or just read below:

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Acid Reflux (GERD) 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019          2:00pm-2:30pm                   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6935786814775067139

Tuesday, February 19, 2019              10:00am-10:30am               https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7331182191239609091

More than an occasional bout of heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) is a problem for many.  This webinar will help you understand the condition and what you can do about it. Left unmanaged, damage can occur in your gastrointestinal track—don’t let that happen.  Join us for tips that can help manage this condition.

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Sleep! It does the body GOOD!

Thursday, January 10, 2019              10:30am-11:00am              https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/709997934903336707

 

On average, we should be getting close to 8 hours of sleep each night, but most are only getting 6 hours and 40 minutes? This lack of sleep contributes to several different chronic diseases and for this reason it is important to gain knowledge on how you can improve your sleep habits.  Replenish and strengthen your body to better deal with stress, heart disease, weight management etc.—by changing your sleep habits.  Join us to learn ways to improve your sleep habits which will ultimately improve your life!

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Stress and Your Heart

Wednesday, February 13, 2019   10:00am-10:30am           https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6272112800156545795

Do you have a little stress in your life?  Do you know what the signs and symptoms of stress are and how it effects your heart.  Join this webinar and you will learn about the long-term impact of stress and what kind of health problems can arise from stress.  This webinar will also include some simple ways of coping and managing stress.  February is American Heart Month so let’s do everything we can to protect our heart.

  

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Resolve to do Better! Making & KEEPING your New Year’s Resolution  

Thursday, January 17, 2019     2:00p-2:30pm                              https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6251635494941049091

This year, my resolution is or was……  For many, that resolution and the motivation behind it fizzles just as

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 quick as the champagne from the holiday.  No problem!  Join us for this webinar to get a little motivation to continue that resolution beyond the fizzle (for shizzle).  We will also share resources that may increase the likelihood of success during the resolution period and beyond.

 

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A Little Lovin’ Goes a Long Way

Thursday, February 14, 2019  3:00pm-3:45pm                             https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4000431617217877763

5Did you know that having love in your life is good for your ticker? Whether a spouse, friend, parent or pet, showing and receiving love is good medicine for a healthy, happy heart. Even giving from your heart by doing something nice for another or volunteering can contribute to improved health. Tune in to learn more about how a little lovin’ goes a long way!

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Dealing with a Weight Loss Plateau

Tuesday, February 19, 2019     2:00pm-2:30pm   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2004755340641603587

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

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Are Your Feet Swelling More Each Year?  What Might Be the Cause?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019        11:00am-11:45am               https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8440771942595934211

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Swollen feet happen to many persons.  There are numerous reasons why a person might experience swollen feet.  Some causes, such as minor injury, are apparent and easy to treat. Others, however, may be signs of a serious underlying health condition that needs prompt medical attention.

 

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Marijuana vs. Cigarettes: What’s Worse?

Tuesday, February 26, 2019              10:00am-10:30am               https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2585672413572508163

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Join us in a head-to-head battle between these two substances. Which is more addictive? Which is worse for your lungs? In this webinar, we will examine the physical, psychological, social, and legal impacts of marijuana and tobacco.  

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Scram Darn Scams!

Thursday, February 28, 2019       10:00am-10:30am            https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7716287238379980547

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Scammers are getting smarter and slicker than ever!  While most of us anticipate that we will likely never be scammed, you may be surprised at some of the known and newest schemes aimed at taking your money and/or identity.  You don’t have to be an older adult to fall for some of the savvy tricks.  Join us to learn more about ways to protect yourself 

 

   

Missed a webinar? No problem! Go to our Channel to view recorded webinars.  https://www.gotostage.com/channel/036310ae656944c79febc63bf39a9021

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Community (Face-to-Face) Events

 

 

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Matter of Balance:  Falls Prevention Workshop

Tuesdays, Feb 5– Mar 26, 2019
10:00 AM – 12 Noon
Russell Memorial CME Church
703 South Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27701

Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to help persons 60 years and older prevent falls and move more.  Most sessions include light exercises done while sitting or standing by a chair.
Joyce Page, 919-560-7109,
jpage@dconc.gov

 

 Grant Writing Workshop (Part I)

For faith-based and not-for-profit organizations
Saturday, March 30, 2019         10:00-12:30pm

South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Avenue

 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 startmon 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:  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gdhnt6dab&oeidk=a07efzcku705c670320

 

FreshStart  (Quit Smoking Program)

Sponsored by Durham County Department of Public Healthcgar

 *locations will vary depending on the series

 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. We are now offering FREE nicotine patches and gum to our Fresh Start participants.  To register by phone call 919-560-7765 or online using the links below:

January-March 2019

Thursdays: March 7-28, 2019                   5:30pm-6:30pm          Register   here

 

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 11, 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.gov for 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.

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 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

Monday, November 19, 2018 (second Mondays but 11/12/2018 is Veteran's Day)  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 Aubrey Delaney 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 in quitting and to learn how to handle possible stumbling blocks along the way to being quit for good.

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

 

 

 Support Groups
 Diabetes Support Group

Monday, November 19, 2018 (second Mondays but 11/12/2018 is Veteran's Day)  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 Aubrey Delaney 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 in quitting and to learn how to handle possible stumbling blocks along the way to being quit for good.

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