Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Commitment to Patients and Visitors

At Duke Health, we are committed to delivering equitable healthcare. Regardless of race, ethnicity, language spoken, disability, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion or age, you are welcome at our hospitals and clinics. You will be treated as a respected partner of your medical team, working together to achieve your healthcare goals.

We strive to create an inclusive environment for our patients and to eliminate healthcare inequities. All health system team members complete trainings on cultural competence, LGBTQ+ care, and understanding implicit bias. We conduct research to understand and address racial injustice and disparities in our healthcare system. And, we provide many services and resources to our patients and visitors to support your healthcare journey, including:

We know that providing world-class healthcare, making research discoveries, and offering an experiential education would not be possible without drawing on the rich backgrounds of all of our team members. Not only do we actively value diversity and inclusion among our workforce, but diversity is one of our core values. When everyone feels valued and respected, we do our best work.

We’ve turned our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment into action. View our pledge against racism.

Contact Us

If you need assistance, you can contact Patient Visitor Relations at 919-681-2020 or patientvisitorrelations@dm.duke.edu.