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Partnerships and Programs

The Office of Community Relations improves health care access by partnering with community groups and agencies.

Partnering in the Community

We’ve collaborated with hundreds of civic leaders, government agencies, and grassroots and faith-based organizations. This is a partial list of our current partner organizations and initiatives:

  • Center for Child and Family Health
  • Durham’s Partnership for Children
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • East Durham Children’s Initiative
  • El Centro Hispano
  • Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Made In Durham
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Partnership for A Healthy Durham
  • YMCA

Health Summits

We sponsor the annual Durham Health Summit, which raises awareness of key health issues in Durham and offers solutions that can lead to a healthier community. Each summit has a different theme, which allows us to focus on timely and important health needs.

Highlights from previous summits can be found in our archives.

Faith Based Initiatives

We have quarterly training sessions for health and wellness initiatives with local faith organizations, including programs for leaders and congregants. It’s a way to promote their role in community wellness and allows the Duke University Health System to be a part of it. These sessions offer information from Duke Pastoral Services, including topics of interest identified by local faith leaders. 

For more information about the initiative, contact Kimberly Monroe at 919-681-4041 or kimberly.monroe@duke.edu.