Angel Romero Ruiz

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Community Partners Launch “Feeding Durham Together” Volunteer Portal

The Durham County Government is encouraging local residents, 18 years and older, to sign up to pack meals, deliver food and perform other essential volunteer roles assisting local food distribution organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The County, with the support and partnership of The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center (formerly the Volunteer Center of …

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Durham FEAST, a Meal Program for Children and Families

Families going to school sites across Durham County, NC will receive free children’s breakfasts and lunches prepared by Durham restaurants, while adults will receive shelf-stable food supplies and/or family-style casseroles. Sites and schedules will be regularly updated at www.durhamfeast.org/sites.

Income Inequality Affects Health and Opportunity in the United States

A new poll from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Public Radio, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health describes in dramatic detail the problem that middle- and lower-income household members face when it comes to affording the needs of life in the United States of America. Unexpected medical or dental bills, food insecurity, skipping …

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Partnership for a Healthy Durham’s Access to Care Committee Meeting on January 9

The Partnership for a Healthy Durham’s Access to Care Committee will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 8:15 a.m. at the Durham County Human Services Building Conference Room B, 414 East Main St., Durham, North Carolina. Jen Meade with Alliance Health and Heather Mountz with the Duke University School of …

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Partnership for a Healthy Durham Quarterly Meeting in January 2020

The Partnership for a Healthy Durham will hold its next Quarterly meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, noon at the Durham County Human Services Building Conference Rooms B&C, 414 East Main St. An orientation for anyone who wants to learn more about the Partnership history, structure and how they can get involved will be held …

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Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is Now Open at DSS

  The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is now open at DSS. This is a seasonal program that assists with heating bills. It opened at the beginning of January and runs until March 31 or until funds run out. Applications will be taken at DSS in Lobby #27, Monday through Friday, 414 E. Main …

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report Reveals Obesity Rates Drop in 41 American States and Territories 

A report released on Thursday, December 19, 2019 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ)  has revealed that  Obesity rates have dropped among young children from lower-income families in the United States. However, the latest data indicates that obesity continues to be a major risk to children’s health: Approximately 1 in every 7 children ages …

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ACA Open Enrollment Extended Until 3:00AM EST December 18

Some consumers who attempted to enroll in a Health Care Marketplace plan before the December 15, 2019 deadline were unable to do so because of website glitches on HealthCare.gov. Therefore, CMS has extended the deadline. Consumers now have until 3:00AM EST December 18 to enroll in a plan with coverage starting January 1, 2020. Find …

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Benefits.gov Explains Differences Between Medicare and Medicaid

    The website Benefits.gov has published a guide that explains the differences between Medicare and Medicaid. The guide provides information about eligibility, what is covered, and how to apply. The information is available at Medicare vs. Medicaid: What’s the Big Difference?  

Partnership for a Healthy Durham Health and Housing Committee December 2019 Meeting

The Partnership for a Healthy Durham Health and Housing Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 8:30 am in the second floor Conference Room B of the Durham County Human Services Building, 414 E. Main St., Durham, North Carolina. The Communications Committee will conduct its communications needs assessment.  The participants will also discuss …

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