Category: General News

Durham’s Health Equipment Loan Program Moves to New Location

After nearly 3 years of being housed in space at The Scrap Exchange, Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) has relocated to join the rest of Project Access of Durham County at 4206 North Roxboro Street, Suite 100, Durham. “We are excited about our new space,” said Amy Armstrong, HELP Manager. “We are also looking forward …

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New Hispanic-Focused New Latino-Focused Bilingual Campaign: Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to disproportionately affect Hispanics, killing over 33,000 and hospitalizing many more. Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio is launching the “Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19” digital communication campaign in English and Spanish to help Hispanic families take action to slow the spread of coronavirus. The #JuntosStopCovid campaign features Latino culturally relevant, bilingual …

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NC Justice Center Releases DACA Update Online

                  The North Carolina Justice Center has released a follow-up to the DACA webinar made in July 2020. Since there were two important developments in the news since the webinar happened, the NC Justice Center added to the recorded video with the updated information. You can see …

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Cover Durham distributes 43,465 masks in one month

This week, the Cover Durham program, in association with the Community Health Coalition, distributed nearly 21,000 face coverings. These include polypropylene and cotton masks from Original Mattress Factory, hand-sewn masks, and a large shipment of cotton masks provided by CAARE. That makes a total of 43,465 distributed this month. Cover Durham continues to focus its …

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How and Who should wear a mask?

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a cloth face coverings plus social distancing and hand-washing can help slow the spread of COVID-19.  

CDC Adds 6 More COVID-19 Symptoms

                The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added six new symptoms to the list of known COVID-19 symptoms. The additional symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of …

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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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