Our Mission

Support Duke Medicine’s mission and vision to improve the health of families and neighborhoods and to promote good will as ambassadors of the communities we serve. 

Duke Medicine Mission

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Medicine strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

Our Vision

The Office of Community Relations will link communities to resources throughout the health system, while encouraging employee corporate responsibility through community involvement. 

Duke Medicine Vision

Duke Medicine seeks to transform health care, teaching, and research to benefit society. We believe we can accomplish this vision by: 

  • Making important advances in biomedical science and fundamental research
  • Fostering a multidisciplinary environment in the lab and clinic that unites our efforts to prevent illness, treat disease, and care for our patients
  • Translating discoveries into clinical practice
  • Designing clinical interventions and measuring their effectiveness
  • Creating innovative approaches to health and wellness
  • Addressing health disparities in our community and around the world
  • Sharing our vision and advances globally through wide-reaching programs and collaborations
  • Training the scientists, clinical professionals, administrators, and community advocates who will lead this work in the future
  • Investing in technologies, tools, infrastructure, and people -- the foundations of success