Partnership for a healthy durham

The Partnership for a Healthy Durham is a coalition of local organizations and community members with the goal of collaboratively improving the physical, mental, and social health and well-being of Durham’s residents.  The Partnership has five committees that focus on Durham County health priority and communications, which are led by our Steering committee.  There are currently more than 500 active members in the Partnership.

Healthcare Services Platform Consortium

The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) is a provider-driven organization of leading healthcare organizations, IT vendors, systems integrators, and venture firms dedicated to unlocking the power of entrepreneurial innovation to improve healthcare outcomes.


Health Informatics Research Seminar Series

The Informatics Research Seminar Series is sponsored by Duke University and a collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, UNC-Charlotte, and ECU. This series explores key areas in Health Informatics and include research results, overview of programs of research, basic, applied, and evaluative projects, as well as research from varied epistemological stances.


Local Harvest

Don't overlook the health benefits of local food systems.  Farmers markets and community gardens offer access to fresh fruits and vegetables.  Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can help you reach health-related goals such as losing weight and reducing BMI (body mass index).


MAC Medical Library Association

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) of the Medical Library Association (MLA) is an organization of health sciences librarians and other information professionals serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The purpose of MAC is to promote excellence in health sciences librarianship and improve access to quality health information services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The Chapter also serves as a vital link to the national activities of the Medical Library Association.


Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology


Substitutable Medical Apps, Reusable Technology

SMART Health IT is an open, standards based technology platform that enables innovators to create apps that seamlessly and securely run across the healthcare system. Using an electronic health record (EHR) system or data warehouse that supports the SMART standard, patients, doctors, and healthcare practitioners can draw on this library of apps to improve clinical care, research, and public health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heart disease, cancer, and stroke are the leading causes of death for African Americans. Learn about these conditions and what you can do for health.



Use the site to search for medical definitions that you need to know more about. According to the site, they offer "you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand". MedlinePlus also offers a free service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) called MedlinePlus Connect.