2014 Progress Report Read about our Strategic Plan initiative progress to date. Download Report
Youth Work Opportunities Partnership between County, City, school district and private sector offers valuable work experiences to area youth.
Whitted School Redevelopment Redevelopment will include space for senior housing and pre-kindergarten education. Play Video
Crisis Intervention First responders learn skills to recognize and address mental health issues. Play Video
CPR Training Initiative continues to train community in life-saving skills of CPR and defibrillator usage. Play Video
Electric Vehicles Durham County is charging ahead with environmental sustainability by adding electric cars to fleet.
Sandy Creek Stream restoration project will improve water quality and provide adjacent green space. Play Video
Habitat Partnership Durham County and City of Durham employees team up to help build home. Picture Gallery
Mystery Shopping Initiative enlists volunteer “customers” to rate services in County offices. Play Video
  • Your Health Matters Recap

    The Durham County Department of Public Health, Durham Diabetes Coalition, Partnership for a Healthy Durham and Radio One Raleigh hosted a combined RWJF Culture of Health Prize celebration and Take a Loved One to the Doctor event themed “Your Health Matters,” on Saturday Nov. 1 at the Durham County Human Services Building.   More than 200 attendees enjoyed a prize ceremony, free health screenings, fitness and cooking demonstrations, appearances by the Durham Divas ‘n Dude,
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  • Durham Eco Fair 2014 Recap

    Thanks to all who came out to the Durham Eco Fair at the Human Services building on Oct. 21!  We had a great turnout and participants learned a lot about what they could do to make their lives more environmentally sensitive while saving money and being healthier. Representatives from 45 different businesses and organizations in Durham attended the event.  We loved seeing your hands touch worms, generate power and talk with folks about different environmental nonprofits.
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  • Open Data Partnership

    An open data partnership is blooming in Durham. The City and County, as a joint strategic partnership, are developing a shared approach to making public data more accessible online. With the growing power of the open data movement, the vision is for the community to use this data in a variety of ways, including building apps. “This is a unique collaborative effort that demonstrates a regional commitment,” Durham County Manager Wendell Davis said in a news release. “T
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  • A Mental Health Trainer Shares His Experience

    Durham County has invested in training for staff to learn how to identify and help people with mental health issues. These individuals will share their new knowledge with other County employees through training sessions, which will start this fall. Jim Harris, with the Department of Public Health, recently shared about his experience. These responses have been edited for brevity. What training did you recently attend, and what was its purpose? I attended the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) traini
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Durham County’s Strategic Plan was approved in February 2012. We're focused on our five goals, which are designed to keep improving Durham County. We're steering the way.
Michael Davis
Strategic Initiative Manager
(919) 560-0000