Angel Romero Ruiz

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Durham County 2017 Community Health Assessment Final Draft Now Available

The final draft of the Durham County 2017 Community Health Assessment is now available. The comprehensive report includes 14 chapters, 47 sections, 93 contributors and 446 pages. This year there is a new chapter on LGBTQ+ Issues. Also new this year is a one-month comment period. Once the Department of Public Health receives feedback and …

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InStepp’s 7th Annual International Women’s Day Conference

InStepp’s 7th Annual International Women’s Day Conference will take place Thursday, March 8th, 2018 from 9 am – 1pm at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707. Free Attendance. This conference is an important forum for immigrant women and their allies in the Triangle area. The theme for 2018 is …

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Colombian Artist and Care Manager Exhibits Artwork at Durham Arts Council

Colombian artist and Local Access to Coordinated Health Care (LATCH, PHMO-Duke Health) care manager, Yholima Vargas-Pedroza is currently exhibiting her artwork at the Durham Arts Council. Yholima’s exhibition is titled Colors of Latin America and features her signature color-rich artwork. An artist reception will take place Friday, January 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the …

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Lincoln Community Health Center Receives $15,000 Grant

Lincoln Community Health Center, in Durham, NC, received a $15,000 grant from the Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation to help purchase a retinal camera. The Camera will be used for eye screenings for diabetic patients. Lincoln estimates that 700-800 patients will benefit annually from this camera. The grant was funded from donations to the Foundation …

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El Futuro Announces Move to Lakewood Shopping Center

Durham-based Behavioral Health Agency El Futuro has announced that it will move to Lakewood Shopping Center in 2018. The new location will have 40% more space and clients will have easier access with additional parking. El Futuro is currently doing a fundraising campaign to help with the upcoming move. El Futuro is a behavioral health …

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Samaritan Health Center in Durham Moving to New Location

Samaritan Health Center has announced that its Garrett Road Clinic will close at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19. The new clinic at 3205 University Drive, Suite 107, Durham, North Carolina will open in the spring of 2018. The contact numbers remain the same: Main Phone: (919) 407-8223 Spanish-language line: (919) 407-8226 New patient registration …

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Durham Health Equipment Loan Program Hires New Manager

Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP), a Project Access program, has hired Amy Armstrong as new manager. She can be reached by calling 919-470-7281. HELP recycles donated durable medical equipment, restores the equipment, and loans it for reuse by any Durham County resident who needs it. It’s a free service. More information at:

Wake AHEC Announces “Looking Beneath the Surface: Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in North Carolina” Conference

Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) has announced the upcoming conference “Looking Beneath the Surface: Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in North Carolina.” The conference seeks to attract case managers, law enforcement, counselors, social workers, substance abuse professionals, school personal, qualified professionals, associate professionals, policy makers, prosecutors, clergy, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners or …

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Durham County Low Income Energy Assistance Program Open to Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Durham County adults who are disabled or 60 years and older can apply for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) December 1 through December 31, 2017. LIEAP will be available to all Durham County residents January 2 through March 31, 2018. Applications will be accepted at 220 E. Main St. (the former Durham County …

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DACA, Emergency Planning, and Access to Public Benefits at November 2017 Meeting

Kate Woomer-Deters of the NC Justice Center presented “Hot Topics in Immigration: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Emergency Planning, and Access to Public Benefits” during our November 21, 2017 meeting. The presentation included background and context with recent statistics; What’s next for DACA; Child Custody and Emergency Planning for Immigrant Families; Powers of Attorney; …

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