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Healthy STEPS
(Students-in-Training Exercise Partnership Service)

Healthy steps is a developing project with Root Causes. Although exercise is universally seen as a way to improve health, we recognize that the cost of gym memberships, equipment, transportation and lack of a safe environment can be barriers to physical activity participation. As a volunteer you will be paired with a community member, help them come up with a walking based SMART goal and join them on walks at Durham Parks and Rec Healthy Mile Trails. If you would like to volunteer with Healthy STEPS please email

Our project aims to better connect low-income Duke patients with low cost, easily accessible physical activity programming within the Durham community to improve overall health.

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