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Partnerships and Programs

The Office of Community Health 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

If you are looking for a way to connect with our community; such as, events, partnerships, etc., please contact our Community Engagement Manager, or call her at 919-681-4041.

Partner with Duke Health on a COVID-19 Vaccine Event

In an effort to increase vaccine equity and reach historically marginalized populations in our region, Duke Health is partnering with community organizations in Durham, Wake, and surrounding counties. If you are an organization interested in partnering with Duke Health, please fill out the form below. Organizations with capacity to host a COVID-19 vaccine event should include the building name and the address of the location where they would like to host.

Please note that, due to limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccines and resource limitations, we are not able to accept all requests to partner on a vaccine event. However, we will review all requests and follow up with your organization

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