Business briefs

Nov. 07, 2013 @ 05:34 PM

SciMetrika, partner, win contract

DURHAM – SciMetrika, a Durham-based population health consulting firm, is a partner on a $1.5 million, five-year contract from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement a child maltreatment prevention program.

The company, with partner ESI, will provide training, technical assistance and evaluation support to state public health departments in California, Colorado, North Carolina and Washington, according to a news release.

The work is for the implementation of a child maltreatment program called “Essentials for Childhood.”

The consulting company, founded in 2001, employs 120.

League of Women Voters to sponsor health overhaul info sessions

DURHAM -- The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties is sponsoring a series of educational programs about the Affordable Care and Patient Prevention Act, also known as ObamaCare.

These programs will include information about the law and how it’s being implemented in North Carolina. 

The first session will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Orange County Library at 137 N. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough.

The second will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Durham County Library at 300 N. Roxboro St. in Durham.

The third will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Immaculate Conception Church at 910 W. Chapel Hill St. in Durham.

The fourth will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4, at the Chapel Hill Public Library at 100 Library Drive in Chapel Hill.

The programs are free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

To schedule a program for groups large or small, contact Janet Hoy at or call 919-240-7628.