Building healthy communities is an important part of advancing racial, social and health equity. Together, we can Improve the socioeconomic determinants of health, advance health equity, racial equity and social justice through community engagement, and enhance behavioral health and well-being for all in the communities we serve. Health doesn’t begin in the physician’s office or the hospital. It starts in our communities, in our homes, our schools, our places of worship, and our workplaces.
Together, we will address the socioeconomic determinants of health, such as poverty, food insecurity, adverse childhood experiences, and racial equity. Through collaborative partnerships in the communities we serve, we aim to improve housing affordability and infrastructure; food security and nutrition; college and career-readiness; early childhood and school readiness; and non-profit capacity.
- To address food insecurity, a co-op grocery store was created in 2015.
- Duke donated $2.5 million to the Willard Street Apartments, home to 82 affordable housing units.
- Duke and Duke Health is providing financial and non-financial resources in support of the Accelerating Digital Equity campaign, most significantly with a lead grant of $250,000.
- To bring resources directly to underserved communities, Duke Health supported a unique, collaborative testing site in East Durham. (story available with Duke Health login)
- Read about more of Duke Health's Community Collaborations.