The Duke Center for Palliative Care is committed to engaging the community in conversations, planning and the creation of innovative interventions.  Our efforts include concentric circles of involvement and support that encompass communities defined by geography, faith, culture, and academic interests.  Examples of Duke’s community outreach and engagement:

  • A PCORI-funded community engagement project led by Dr. Kimberly Johnson:  Reducing Disparities in the Quality of Palliative Care for Older African Americans through Improved Advance Care Planning (EQUAL ACP).
  • Collaboration with the Durham-based Community Health Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to improving the health of Durham residents.
  • A longstanding partnership with Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a rural hospice and palliative care program in western North Carolina, that has produced innovations in research, education, and models of care.
  • The DukeWell palliative care program brings together sophisticated analytics, intensive training, and innovative services to see the needs of seriously ill residents of Durham and surrounding counties.
  • The Duke Palliative Care Scholars Program, designed to foster connections between faculty, staff and students with an interest in topics that are relevant to palliative care.