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
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Managing for Results will allow Durham County to plan for what it wants to achieve, budget for results, manage to ensure it achieves results, and evaluate and learn to make better outcomes.

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  • Durham Bans E-cigarettes in Smoking Rule

    E-cigarettes and similar types of electronic nicotine delivery systems are now banned from various public places in Durham due to updates to the Durham County Board of Health Smoking Rule. "We must protect the public from the harms caused by tobacco use, including e-cigarettes," Public Health Director Gayle Harris said in a news release. "The aerosol generated by e-cigarettes is never comparable to clean air. Only clean air is clear air." The tweaks to the smoking rule, whic
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  • Durham Recognizes American Diabetes Month

    The Durham Diabetes Coalition ran a full slate of engaging events in November to educate the community as part of American Diabetes Month. These events included a community health fair and a tour designed to provide suggestions on how to shop for healthy foods.  One out of every eight Durham County residents has diabetes, according to a City Council resolution announcing American Diabetes Month. The Durham Diabetes Coalition, which receives private funding and is run out of the Durham
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  • Engaging Students in Water Quality and Horticulture

    The Bionomic Educational Training Center (BETC) is a workforce development training program at Southern High School that addresses water quality via stormwater retrofit design and implementation. BETC is an initiative of the Durham County Soil and Water Conservation District. Youth are educated about urban containment sources and Best Management Practices (BMPs) to improve water quality, providing opportunities to obtain livable wages for a population that otherwise may only qualify f
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  • Recognizing World AIDS Day

    Durham County commemorated World AIDS Day earlier this month with events designed to bring attention to the community's efforts to combat HIV. About 1,600 Durham County residents have HIV, according to a news release from the Department of Public Health. "We have to do more in order to increase the number of people who know their HIV status and link them to care," Dr. Arlene Seña, the County's Medical Director, said in the release. This year's World AIDS Day events
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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