Health Summits

Since 2002, the Office of Community Relations has sponsored the annual Durham Health Summit.  The purpose of the annual meetings is to raise awareness of key health issues in the community and seek collaborative solutions that could ultimately lead to a healthier community. Topics for each health summit are carefully selected based on issues identified by the community.

To read about the highlights from our diverse discussions over the years, please go to Archives.

Faith Based Initiatives

The Duke Office of Community Relations has engaged a diverse group of faith base leaders in discussions about the importance of integrating health, wellness and spirituality. In the fall of 2011, the Faith Leadership  Initiative was established to foster continued dialogue between Duke Health and Durham faith leaders to improve the health of our community.

Goals of the initiative are to:

  • Promote the role of faith organizations as major partners in the health care continuum
  • Support health and wellness initiatives within the faith community, including programs for leaders and congregants
  • Develop a coordinated model for engaging faith organizations, integrating key resources, and improving linkages to the health system.

In partnership with the community faith leaders, the Office of Community Relations coordinates quarterly training sessions. These sessions includes information from Duke Pastoral Services, topics of interest identified by our faith leaders, rand key issues facing the community. For more information about the initiative please contact Kimberly Monroe at 919-681-4041 or kimberly.monroe@duke.edu.