Health Equity at Duke: Clinical Service
Clinical service at Duke is patient- and community-focused, with health equity woven through “bench to bedside to population” endeavors. Duke recognizes the importance of social determinants of health as critical contributors to health and health care. Duke’s clinical services that seek to address health disparities include a series of school-based health centers and neighborhood clinics built in partnership with our federally qualified health center and the neighborhoods in which they operate, and chronic disease management programs for Medicaid participants in their homes. Duke reaches across many sectors to improve efficacy at individual level and build capacity at community level. Duke’s clinical service works across these sectors to increase access to health and wellness resources, to decrease the gap that creates disparities.