May 1, 2014 Approximately 12 percent of adults in Durham County have type 2 diabetes, and it is one of the larger public health concerns for the region. The Durham Diabetes Coalition (DDC) is working to cut down on death and injury from type 2 diabetes, and helping to identify people who have the disease and don’t know it.May 12, 2014
The DDC is a joint effort between the Durham County Department of Public Health, Duke University Medical Center, the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, Durham health and community organizations, faith-based groups, local government, and community members. The Coalition partnership is the result of funding from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
Watch a fun video highlighting some of the activities the Durham County Department of Public Health did to celebrate Public Health Month (April).