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Durham Connects' mission is to increase child well-being by supporting parents through community resources.

We are not currently hiring, however we are always accepting resumes of qualified nurses. Learn more.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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Healthy Babies

Durham Connects provides in-home nurse visits to parents of newborns that live in Durham County.

What can Durham Connects do for you?

Having a new baby affects many areas of a family’s life. Durham Connects' nurses are more than RNs—they are superheroes! Nurses are trained to answer all kinds of questions and are well-connected to community supports so we can plug you in according to your needs and interests. Every family is different, but here are a few examples of how a DC nurse can help. All supports are free of charge.

·Baby weight check

·Mom health check

·Lactation consultation

·Bottle feeding help

·Understanding childcare options

·Postpartum depression screening

·Tips for new family dynamics/sibling support

·Back to work help

·Management of infant crying

·Help with bathing/diapering/sleeping and swaddling techniques

·Financial resources

·Playgroups and parent support groups

·Early literacy information

·Family planning advice

·Safe sleep information

·Scheduling appointments for
doctors, WIC, Medicaid or other services

·Healthy home connections (ie. lead test, CO2, smoke detectors)

      detectors, mold etc.
Much, much more!
DC Nurses are experts in all things Durham!

 

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New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff mentioned DC in a recent posting! We are thrilled.

Durham Connects would like to congratulate 3rd Degree Advertising of Durham for winning a Bronze award at the American Advertising Awards ceremony in Oklahoma City, OK for its pro bono branding work for Durham Connects. 3rd Degree listened to our mission and messaging ideas to come up with a refreshed logo and branding concepts. Be on the lookout for these new graphics in our new brochure and website under development.


Durham Connects was selected as beneficiary of LUEWWD's IX fundraiser. The late night event featuers local ladies arm wrestling for a good cause! All proceeds benefit Durham Connects. We need volunteers and attendees. Save the date: May 17, 2014. Visit http://luewwd.com for more info. Or to sign up as a volunteer, click here.

 

A Duke study shows that our program is good for families and saves lots of money for our community. Read the front page story from the News & Observer on Nov. 1.

Read the research results in Pediatrics journal.
and the Amer. Journal of Public Health.

Former Governor, Bev Perdue visited Durham Connects and endorses the program as good practice for families.