Trainings & Webinars

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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.

October 2018: Health webinars & community events

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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.

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 October 2018 or just read below:



6 Tips to prevent Colds and the Flu

Tuesday, October 2, 2018             2:00pm-2:30pm    

No, it is NOT too early to start thinking about this topic.  Each year, many suffer through colds and  the flu. There are no known cures for colds and the flu, so a proactive approach is best. Beyond a flu shot, there are several other strategies you can employ to get through the season. Join us for this webinar to learn what you can do!! 

Flu shots will be available for Durham County Government employees on October 3, 2018 (details provided within the webinar) and for the general public the following week.  Check the health department website for more details.



Domestic Violence: Speak up…It IS Your Business

Thursday, October 4, 2018             10:00am-10:30am    


Domestic Violence is our business.  Join in this 30 minute Webinar and learn what domestic violence is, myths about domestic violence, the cycle of violence, how we can help victims of domestic violence and our local resources. 



Breast Health a different view: 3D Mammography

Thursday, October 4, 2018      2:00pm-2:30pm              

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition of the month, this webinar will take you beyond the basics of breast health, also answering the question—What is a 3D Mammogram?   Remember, early detection is your best protection!



Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Thurssday, Octber 11, 2018     10:00a-10:30am                    

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder.  The condition is more than simply being tired and  most importantly, it is not resolved by getting more rest.  CFS IS a misunderstood condition by those who don’t have it and a search for resolve for those who do.  Join us for this webinar which will enlighten you on the condition whether you have been newly diagnosed or know someone with it.  Learning more may help you look at Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in a totally different way.



Health and Housing: What’s the Connection? 

Thursday, October 25, 2018          2:00pm-2:45pm                  

The scientific evidence on the many links between housing and health has grown substantially in recent 5decades with factors generally falling into four categories: housing quality, affordability, location, and social and community attributes. Join in for a closer look at this important relationship! 



Got Skin Problems? What’s serious and What’s Not 

Thursday, October 30, 2018     11:30am-12:15pm

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.



Grief & Loss

Tuesday, October 30, 2018                2:00pm-2:30pm 5

Grief and loss are an inevitable part of life. In this webinar, learn the latest research on grief and tips for dealing with grief including free and low cost community resources.



Missed a webinar? No problem! Go to our Channel to view recorded webinars.


Community Events



Durham County Men’s Health Council

Men on the Move Walks
Saturday, October 27, 2018
9:00am—10:00 am                    

West Point on the Eno 
5101 N. Roxboro Rd, 27704

For more information or to be included on our mailing list, contact:

Joyce Page at or 919-560-7109 (office) or 919-407-0102 (cell).




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:


October -December 2018

Thursdays: October 11-November 1 , 2018               5:30pm-6:30pm          Register  here


January-March 2019

To Be Announced Soon



 Support Groups
 Diabetes Support Group

Monday, October 8, 2018 (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 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.


CMaking a Difference:  October is breast cancer awareness month.  Join us for an educational session that will go beyond the basics and include how to properly perform a self-breast exam, the use of breast models to identify how to detect abnormalities and information about the latest statistics, screenings (mammograms & 3D mammograms etc.) and community resources for treatment and support.  Choose the date and site most convenient for you!  All sessions are on Tuesdays at 6:00pm-7:00pm.

October 2, 2018 @6pm               East Regional Library    

October 9, 2018 @6pm             North Regional Library                

October 23, 2018 @ 6pm          MakerLab @ Northgate Mall


If you would like to register for one of the dates above, click here

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


What’s the 411: Healthy Holidays with Diabetes

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

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

November and December typically mark the beginning of the holiday season. This means that many people travel, spend time with family and friends, and have a good time. Some people may feel that diabetes gets in the way during the holiday season. They feel like they have to choose between enjoying themselves or taking care of their diabetes. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Join this presentation for strategies for healthy holidays with diabetes. A light lunch will be provided. 

Contact Chelsea Hawkins 919-560-7223 or for more information or to register.

You can also register online at You do NOT have to have diabetes to attend.





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

 September 2018

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.


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, November 12, 2018 from 6-7:30pm

at the Durham County Department of Public Health.


To register, click

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



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.