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.
Executive summaries of M2M plans
Messages from Chancellor Washington
Virtual Town Halls
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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.
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.