Health 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 email@example.com at least 15-20 minutes prior to the start of a webinar.
February 2019: Health webinars & community 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Webinars are subject to cancellation if there are no registrants within 3 days of the event.
Download the complete program for March 2019 or just read below:
Sleep, sleep…where forth art thou?
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:00 am-10:30am https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7687310709624834563
Most recognize the importance of sleep. For some, it is a matter of not going to bed for a restful slumber. But for others, it is a totally different situation when you have counted 317 sheep and are awake to notice several hundred more are waiting leap over the fence. This webinar come packed with tips to get improve the chances of getting to sleep and sleeping through the night.
The ABC’s of Getting Fit, You Only Live Once!
This webinar explains the components of a well-rounded, effective exercise program, defining important terms like cardio and resistance and how they work together to keep you at your best. It also identifies post workout mistakes to avoid, helping maintain the motivation.
Check Your Colon!
Thursday,March 14, 2019 10:00am-10:30am https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3907463511726320387
It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! What a perfect time to learn more about the colon and the early detection exams for both colorectal cancer and other colon related conditions. Perhaps you have an exam coming up and are not sure about the details, this webinar can help!
Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:00am-10:30am https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5216021986756556035
Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. As part of Colorectal 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!
Get Fit with limited time and money
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:00am-10:30am https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4704177333794575106
Stop using lack of time as an excuse not to get moving! We utilize our time based on what is important to us. Make physical activity a part of your daily activities, even when you are super busy, and you’ll reap the benefits of moving more, weighing less, and feeling better!
Surviving Allergy Season
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:00am-11:30am https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/760863543171322626
Pollen, dust and weeds, oh my!!! New research reveals that seasonal allergies are now affecting 60 million Americans! When congestion, pressure and redness strike, be ready to fight back with tips to understand and treat your ailments. This webinar will help you keep symptoms from derailing your day.
Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes?
Tusday, March 26,2019 3:00pm-3:30pm https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6508313187253610755
Do you know your risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes? Tuesday, March 26, 2019 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.
Ears Say A lot about Our Health
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 11:30am-12:15pm https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5415411823384330754
Ringing in the ears, itchy ears, earaches, creases in the ears, low setting ears may indicate health problems. This presentation covers the causes of common ear infections and unusual appearances of ears.
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Community (Face-to-Face) Events
FreshStart (Quit Smoking Program)
Sponsored by Durham County Department of Public Health
*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.
To register by phone call 919-560-7765 or register online using the link below:
Thursdays: March 7-28, 2019 5:30pm-6:30pm Register: here
Sponsored by Durham County Department of Public Health
An Evening Diabetes Presentation!
Diabetes: Does it have to be so complicated?
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
South Regional Library
4505 S. Alston Ave
Durham NC 27713
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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!
Diabetes Support Group
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 email@example.com for more information.
Stay Quit Support Group
First Thursday each month
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.”
Hypertension Management Support Group
Second Wednesdays each month
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
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 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: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gdhnt6dab&oeidk=a07efzcku705c670320
For Faith-based Organizations
Durham County Health Ministry Network
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Durham County Health Ministry website has moved. If you would like more information or to view the website, click here