How healthy is your Durham neighborhood? A new tool lets you find out.

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DataWorks NC, in support of Durham’s Community Health Indicators Project, is publishing Durham’s first public neighborhood-level dataset on chronic health conditions. The data, published in Durham’s Neighborhood Compass and in a new Health Indicators Project website, currently cover type 2 diabetes and will soon expand to include stroke and other conditions. These data come just in time for National Diabetes … Read More

Striving together toward a “cradle to career” pipeline for Durham youth

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Durham County is on the rise—experiencing an influx of people, investment, and career opportunities. But are we, as a community, doing enough to prepare Durham’s children to be a part of that bright future? This question has been at the forefront of county manager Wendell Davis’s mind. Davis is excited about growth, but concerned about racial inequality, and whether students … Read More

Help Durham kids bounce back from adverse experiences

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Everyone experiences ups and downs in childhood, but research is now showing that certain traumatic incidents stay with us our whole lives, even if we don’t remember them. Fred Johnson, Vice Chief of the Division of Community Health at Duke School of Medicine, is on a mission to educate the Durham community about trauma so that we can help one … Read More