Welcome to the Duke Division of Community Health, a division in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. On behalf of the Duke University Health System and Duke University School of Medicine, the Duke Division of Community Health engages community members, practitioners, and organizations in service, research, and education to improve community and population health.

The Division of Community Health began in 1996 as the Office of Primary Care Initiatives; it formally became a division in 1998. The division has launched and currently operates more than 47 collaborative, community-based clinical, care management, educational, and research initiatives across six North Carolina counties. These counties include Durham, Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, and Warren. The division is staffed by more than 125 employees employed in such diverse positions as community health worker, registered dietician, research analyst, and health educator, among many others.

Mission Statement

The Duke Division of Community Health integrates research, education, and service delivery to improve health equity and access. Our collaborative, community-engaged work utilizes evidence-based practices, primary care research, informatics, high-quality health services, and the passion of our team members to improve health with communities.

Upcoming Events

Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Program to Hold Information Sessions

The Duke University School of Medicine’s Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Program (MHS-CL), designed specifically for the health care professional, is a multi-disciplinary part-time degree program (with course offerings also for the non-degree student) that provides clinicians and other health care professionals with the training necessary to be adept and versatile leaders.

The MHS-CL program, now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 term, will hold four information sessions for Duke Health employees who are interested in learning more about the program. Program Director Anh Tran, Ph.D., MPH, and Training Coordinator Claudia Graham, MBA, MPH, will be available at the following locations to answer questions.

Duke Raleigh HospitalDuke Regional Hospital
When: April 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.When: May 2, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Outside of cafeteriaWhere: Outside of cafeteria
Duke NorthDuke South
When: April 28, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.When: May 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: AtriumWhere: Atrium


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