an innovative distance fellowship program for health care professionals
that teaches them how to develop new models of care in their home
communities. Giving them the tools to think outside the boundaries of
traditional health care delivery methods. Allowing them the opportunity
to participate in a world-class program while maintaining their current
Combining the best of both worlds - on-site and distance learning for success Most
programs either are all distance or on-site based learning programs,
but at Duke, the Health Leadership Program combines the two to offer a
unique chance for health care professionals to continue their education
on a part-time basis. Focusing on developing strong community health
planning skills, the eight-month program builds on extensive experience
and resources from staff and faculty at Duke University Health System.
unprecedented opportunity brings health care professionals from all
disciplines together to train a cadre of emerging leaders who design
and implement of innovative programs to serve the health needs of
communities across the country. The program imbues these new leaders
with the skills to train future health care professionals.
lessons learned from successful faculty development, graduate programs,
and community-based clinical initiatives, the Health Leadership Program
helps participants create pioneering, community-based models of care.
For those who are in more traditional health care settings, the program
broadens their skills to include the tenets of collaborative,
community-based, patient-centered approaches to health care. Training
in systems change, quality measurement, and patient-safety is woven
throughout the curriculum.
Taking ideas for practical, long-term solutions back home The
Health Leadership Program challenges participants to develop and
implement new models of health care in their home communities. By
working with their own communities throughout the fellowship,
participants will bring a value-added benefit to their own
organizations through immediate application of skills learned. The
program gives participants the tools to think beyond traditional health
care delivery models.
Meeting the needs of busy professionals by offering a part-time, affordable program. Very
few health care professionals can take long periods of time away from
work for training in a fellowship or degree program. That's why the
Health Leadership Program at Duke was created - giving them the
opportunity to participate in an all-inclusive program that will teach
them practical skills to improve the health of their community. Key
elements of the program include a pre-assessment of the participant's
background, on-line modules that teach essential basic knowledge and
case problems, intensive weeks at the Duke campus, distance-based
learning activities through an interactive web and CDs and a
longitudinal project that is relevant to the participant's community.
Bringing health care professionals together from all disciplines to create a dynamic learning environment The
program is designed for all health professionals – clinical, healthcare
administration, and public health. The program seeks to bring together
energetic groups of people who are dedicated to building collaborative,
patient-focused health systems.
The Health Leadership Program at Duke Duke University Medical Center & Health System Department of Community & Family Medicine Division of Community Health
Durham, NC 27710
phone: (919) 681-5744
fax: (919) 613-6899