Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Center is committed to helping promote, coordinate, and facilitate DEI efforts across DUHS to educate team members, provide guidance on strategy and policy, and support anti-racist practices and programs.

DUHS DEI Leadership Council

This council is comprised of DEI leaders across DUHS. The council provides input on strategy and policy, educates DEI leaders who bring that learning into their units, develops and shares best practices across DUHS, and guides managers and employees on addressing microaggressions and other harms. We have members from the Center for Healthcare Quality & Safety, Human Resources, Duke Health Technology Solutions, Case Management, Clinical Labs, Radiology, Speech Therapy, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Duke Primary Care, Patient Revenue Management Organization, Population Health, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke University Hospital.

 Moments to Movement (M2M) is Duke Health’s collective stand against systemic racism and injustice. The name signifies going beyond passive moments of reflection and becoming more active as we build a movement to make lasting change for our patients, their loved ones and each other. Moments to Movement is our pledge to stand against racism in all its forms, to be self-aware and to make equitable choices daily. That is how we create a community that is stronger, healthier and more just.

Foundations Course for Leaders. This course is geared towards those in managerial/supervisory roles and leader-support roles such as DEI committee members, HR and communications team members. The course is a great way to grow more comfortable talking about race and more competent at supporting positive change. Sign up for the June and July cohorts. Additional cohorts will resume in September. The course specifically helps leaders:

      • Frame conversations about race with their team
      • Address microaggressions and be an “upstander”
      • Become more aware of their level of racial competence
      • Practice in a safe space with potential difficult discussions
      • Take action and make a difference in their circle of influence

Conversations with Colleagues
Conversations with Colleagues are group sessions in which peers emotionally support each other on topics ranging from fatigue and work/life balance to racial justice. More information here.

Constructive Conversations about Race. These eight-minute videos demonstrate constructive conversations about race, specifically related to how to address concerns raised about Duke’s sustained focus on race and racism (Duke team members only).