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Resources

We keep you informed on community programs, events, education, and key health topics for North Carolinians.

Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity Research

Journal of American College Health

Published: Sept 19, 2023

 

Risk factors of food insecurity among students at diverse post-secondary education institutions: a cross-sectional examination

 

Read the full article online >

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School Meals for All NC

No child should go hungry and every child in every public school in North Carolina should have access to breakfast and lunch at school at no cost to their families.

School Meals 101

In this webinar recorded on January 25, 2023, Alecia Sanders and Marianne Hedrick Weant with the North Carolina Alliance for Health break down school meals and their funding.

 

Learn more at:

schoolmealsforallnc.org

2022-23 Durham Public School

Meal Info

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Diabetes Resources

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30% of people 65+ have diabetes. Proper management is essential because seniors are at the highest risk for disease complications, including. heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye problems, and nerve damage.

 

Caring.com provides information for seniors with diabetes and their caregivers on the risk factors associated with diabetes, senior living communities that provide diabetes management services, and financial resources.

 

Learn more at: caring.com/caregivers/guide-to-senior-diabetes-care

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Mental Health

Alliance Health

In NC, we serve Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, Mecklenburg, Orange and Wake counties to those who are insured by Medicaid or are uninsured. Our network of providers offers treatment and support for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual/developmental disabilities.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Dial 988 to reach Lifeline 24/7. The Lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

NC Department of Health and Human Services

Multiple resources including hotlines, local crisis centers and Mobile Crisis Teams are readily available, including Crisis Solutions NC (800-510-9132). 

Freedom House Recovery Center

Support & treatment for children and adults with behavioral disorders, mental illness, and substance abuse issues.

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CPR Training: 4 Steps to Save a Life from Cardiac Arrest

Dr. Monique Starks, a Duke University Cardiologist, explains how to perform CPR and use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to save a life. Watch the video >

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Cancer Prevention & Screening

 

CHC provides educational and screening events for breast cancer and colorectal cancer.

Contact CHC at 919.470.8680 for more information.

Learn more about screenings and early detection:

www.komen.org

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Kidney Disease Screening

 

Participate in the CARE Registry Program to get screened APOL1 gene-associated kidney disease and learn about a clinical trial for treatment.

Learn More at kidneycareandjustice.com

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Emergency Rental Assistance

 

NC Hope Program provides rent and utility assistance to low-income renters that are experiencing financial hardship due to the economic impacts of COVID-19. The program helps prevent evictions and utility disconnections to promote housing stability during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Apply now at hope.nc.gov 

Call 888-9ASK-HOPE or 888-927-5467 to learn more.

Read more from Congressman David Price

Blood Pressure Education / Hypertension & Diabetes Self-Management Workshops 

 

CHC provides educational events on:

  • how to monitor and manage these chronic conditions

  • exercise, diet, and stress management

  • how to perform CPR

Contact CHC at 919.470.8680 for more information.

Join an online Zoom or phone class to learn about blood pressure, provided by Lincoln Community Health Center & Duke Medical Center. Learn More >

Every Tuesday 6:00 - 6:30pm

View login code here >

NC WISEWOMAN provides screening, intervention, counseling and referral services for low-income, underinsured, or uninsured 40- to 64-year-old women.

American Heart Association provides information on healthy living habits, managing blood pressure, learning CPR and more.

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Cancer Education, Community Health Ambassador Training

A Free "Train the Trainer" Program
This program will educate and support culturally diverse community members and faith-based leaders on cancer education. Participants will have an increased knowledge of cancer prevention, screenings, and participation in clinical trials with the overall goal of reducing health inequalities in cancer.

 

For more information contact:

LaSonia Barnett

(919) 684-4056

lasonia.melvin@duke.edu

 

Nadia Aguilera-Funez (Bilingual-Spanish)

(919) 668 8606

nadia.aguilera@duke.edu

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Broadband Internet Program

 

Eligible households can receive discounts of up to $50 a month for broadband service, and up to $75 a month if the household is on Tribal lands.  It also will provide a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible households.

Learn More:

Tobacco & Vaping Prevention

As the leading preventable cause of death in the US and NC, it is critical that we do more to confront tobacco use among adults and teenagers. Over 1.4 million adults and 70,000 high school students in NC smoke cigarettes, and over 14,000 North Carolinians die each year as a direct result of tobacco use, costing the state $3.81 billion in medical costs and $4.24 billion in lost productivity annually. The Community Health Coalition supports arresting these numbers and increasing statewide tobacco control programs that will save lives and ease the financial, medical, and personal burdens of tobacco on our state.

Tobacco Use and Lung Cancer Awareness and Prevention

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Insurance Coverage of Tobacco Cessation


6 important facts about JUUL

Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

Youth Against Smoking: An Educational Guide To Prevent And Reduce Substance Use and/or Abuse

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North Carolina Association of Area Agencies on Aging

 

An Area Agency on Aging is a public or private non-profit agency designated by the North Carolina General Assembly to administer the Older Americans Act at the regional level per the 1973 amendment to the Older Americans Act. Having regional oversight of the programs and funding allows the state to be more responsive and to be better able to assess local needs and concerns.

 

See how Triangle J Area Agency on Aging (TJAAA) helped our community through the Covid-19 Outreach and Education grant >

Contact your local AAA

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Health Tips

 

CHC offers free healthy living tips in collaboration with our partners. They are distributed monthly to local health organizations, community leaders, and churches.

 

View all Health Tips >

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Dove's Black Birth Equity Fund

 

As part of Baby Dove’s commitment to helping close the gap in care and health outcomes for Black expecting mothers, birthing individuals, and their babies, Baby Dove is launching The Black Birth Equity Fund. The Fund will provide immediate care to expecting Black moms and birthing individuals by increasing access to doulas as critical supports in the birthing journey.

 

The application can be found here.

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Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention

Learn the warning signs and treatments for alcoholism and binge drinking with these educational guides.

THE ABC’S: Alcoholism, Bingeing, and COVID-19

English PowerPoint  /  Spanish PowerPoint

ABC (Always Be in Control) 

English PowerPoint

Learn more on how alcohol use can affect mental health, tobacco, vaping, and substance abuse.

Click Here >

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Insulin Affordability

Resources are available for people with diabetes who need insulin and help understanding their healthcare and health insurance options:

JDRF’s T1D Health Insurance Guide

GetInsulin.org

*ACTION ALERT*

Contact your Senators TODAY to urge them to retain the $35 per month insulin co-pay cap and other important provisions for people with T1D. YOU CAN ACT ON THIS AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT!

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Utility Assistance Program​​

Contact any of these resources to find out if you are eligible for the Utility Assistance Program, which helps low income individuals and families who have been impacted by COVID-19

  • Alliance Behavioral Health Care

       800.510.9132, Open 24hrs, 7days a week

  • Catholic Charities

       919.286.1964, 9am-5pm Mon - Fri

  • Durham Center for Senior Life    

       919.688.8247, 8:30am-5pm Mon - Fri

  • Housing Authority of Durham    

       919.683.1551, 8:30am-5pm Mon - Fri

  • Infinity Wellness Concepts     

       919.598.5000, Medical recipients only, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri

  • New Outlook for Second Chance Agency    

       919.682.4771, 8:30am-4pm Mon - Fri

  • NC Care Line    

       800.662.7030, 8am-5pm Mon - Fri

  • Presbyterian Urban Ministry

       919.220.8757, 9:30am-12:30 Mon - Thurs

  • Greystone Baptist Church
    919.286.3596, 9am-12:30pm Wed ONLY

  • Healing With Care 

       919.683.5303, 10am-4pm Mon - Fri

  • Durham Department of Social Services Emergency  919.560.8000, Earlene Bullock8:30am-5pm Mon - Fri

  • El Centro

       919.687.4635, 9am-5pm Mon - Fri

  • Salvation Army

       919.688.7306, 8am-5pm Mon - Fri

  • White Rock Baptist Church

       919.688.81368:30am-5pm Mon - Thurs, 8:30am-2pm Fri

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Video Gallery

Conversations with Community Health Coalition and community leaders about mental health, substance abuse, organ donation, end of life planning and other important health topics. 

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