Funding Opportunity: Durham Seeks Neighborhoods for Matching Grant Health Program

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Neighborhood Project Applications Due October 31 DURHAM, N.C. – Durham neighborhood groups seeking to make their neighborhoods healthier places to live may now apply to receive funds for projects through a City of Durham grant program. The City’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department is now offering Neighborhood Matching Grants for Health, which provides grants up to $1,500 to neighborhood associations, homeowner … Read More

News: Moving beyond a disease focus to a healthier Durham

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Over a year ago, several leaders in Durham began discussing how to “move the dial” on the health of Durham residents – especially those who struggle with basic necessities. Collaborative, community-based, health-promotion programs – like Senior PharmAssist – have been working alongside other health and social service agencies/institutions for years to address gaps in healthcare. In fact, Senior PharmAssist has … Read More

Herald-Sun: A new effort to fight health disparities in Durham

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From The Herald Sun By Ana Irizarry airizarry@heraldsun.com DURHAM  If you’re 30 years old and white in Durham County, chances are you’ll live to 83. If you’re black, you won’t quite make it to 79, about four years less, according to N.C. Department of Health and Human Services statistics. On Friday, community members gathered to launch Healthy Durham 20/20, aimed … Read More