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About Moments to Movement

Moments to Movement (M2M) is Duke Health’s collective stand against systemic racism and injustice. The name signifies going beyond passive moments of reflection and becoming more active as we build a movement to make lasting change for our patients, their loved ones and each other. Moments to Movement is our pledge to stand against racism in all its forms, to be self-aware and to make equitable choices daily. That is how we create a community that is stronger, healthier and more just.

Read our anti-racism pledge. (English) (Spanish)

   Chancellor's Corner

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Messages from Chancellor Washington

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  January 18, 2021
Moments to Movement – Onward. Upward. BeyondJuly 31, 2020
Commemorating JuneteenthJune 19, 2020
Life is PreciousJune 1, 2020

   Virtual Town Halls

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opening slide of DUHS M2M town hall

DUHS M2M Town Hall

Hosted by A. Eugene Washington, MD, chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System (DUHS), Duke Health team members gathered in a virtual town hall to learn about progress on Moments to Movement. DUHS leaders shared action plans for advancing racial, social and health equity.

Joining Washington during the town hall were William J. Fulkerson, Jr., MD, DUHS executive vice president; John Sampson, MD, PhD, PDC president; Katie Galbraith, MBA, FACHE, Duke Regional Hospital president and interim head of community health; Rick Shannon, MD, Duke Health chief quality officer; and Rhonda Brandon, DUHS chief human resources officer and senior vice president.

 Go here to read more and watch the video and here to access the slides.

opening slide of DUSON M2M town hall

DUSON M2M Town Hall

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) team members highlighted six concrete recommendations for improving racial equity during this virtual town hall on Monday, Nov. 2.

“I see these town halls as a form of accountability," said A. Eugene Washington, MD, chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System (DUHS). “We've made some statements about what we are going to do. We're on the record. For everyone who is participating in the weeks and months ahead, you are to hold us accountable to the commitments we have made."

Joining Washington for the hour-long discussion were DUSON Dean Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN; DUSON Associate Dean Brigit M. Carter, PhD, RN; and representatives from three of the school's nine racial justice committees.

 Go here to read more and watch the video and here to access the slides.

SOM M2M town hall

SOM M2M Town Hall

The Duke Univeristy School of Medicine addressed its the progress and future plans to dismantle systematic raicsm and create a more just, diverse, and equitable school and community on Monday, Dec. 7.

This event was hosted by Chancellor Eugene Washington, MD, and moderated by Dean Mary Klotman, MD. Panelists included Coral May, MPA, Director, School of Medicine Human Resources Service Center, Kenyon Railey, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health; Judy Seidenstein, Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Kevin Thomas, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Laine Thomas, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

Go here to read more and watch the video


   In the News


   Display Your Support

Are you looking to virtually express your support for the anti-racism movement at Duke and in the country?

Download* Duke Health Zoom backgrounds and electronic signature files for Mac and PC users to add to the bottom of your emails.

These electronic options for showing your solidarity complement the wearable pins and badge reels. All items are completely voluntary—it's a personal choice whether to use or wear them. The goal is for both on-site team members and those working from home to have several ways to show their support for inclusion, diversity and equity.

* downloads/links are available with Duke Health login

In support of Duke Health's values, I stand for Black lives and against systemic racism