In July, the Duke Division of Community Health will host open houses at two of its community clinics to celebrate the successes of the division and its many partners, increase awareness of services, and foster continued collaboration and growth.
The open houses will include tours of the clinics, blood pressure checks, diabetes and STD screenings and giveaways. Prospective patients and members of the Duke community are invited to attend.
Open houses will be held at the following locations:
Where: Walltown Neighborhood Clinic, 815 Broad St., Durham
When: 4-7 p.m. July 12
Where: Holton Wellness Center, Holton Career & Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St., Durham
When: 4-7 p.m. July 13
These clinics, in addition to Lyon Park Clinic, 1313 Halley St., Durham, are a partnership of the Division of Community Health and Lincoln Community Health Center.
Michelle J. Lyn, MBA, MHA, chief of the Division of Community Health, says the open houses will highlight a variety of services that are available in the community.
“The division serves as a resource for the community, as well as for Duke Health, in terms of designing, implementing and evaluating programs that improve health, with a special focus on vulnerable populations,” Lyn says.
Lyn emphasizes the importance of collaboration when it comes to improving health, and says these open houses will also be an opportunity to further foster and work together as a whole community.
“We are committed to community engagement, in the development of innovative models of delivering care, and we utilize cross-sectoral approaches when it comes to improving health,” Lyn says.
The Division of Community Health began in 1998 and is part of the Department of Community and Family Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine. On behalf of the Duke University Health System and the School of Medicine, the division engages community members, practitioners and organizations in service, research and education to improve community and population health.
The division has launched and currently operates more than 47 collaborative, community-based clinical, care management, education and research initiatives across six North Carolina counties.