Duke University Medical Center

Patient Engagement Week!

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Patient engagement week is upon us!   What better time to reflect on the patient stories that led to my passion for creating better systems to engage patients.  I’d like to step back to 2001 when I was a recent college graduate with a passion for serving communities in need.  Going door to door in Texas neighborhoods allowed me to see and learn the needs of the community.   Developing programs tailored to their needs, such as community gardens and diabetes support groups, showed evidence that there was a way to transform health through empowerment.   My initial fire originated…

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