Over the last two years of the pandemic, some of our most marginalized communities have been hit hardest. Many of our Duke Connected Care practices have stepped up during this time to provide exceptional care for their communities. One of those practices that has gone the extra mile is Lincoln Community Health Center.
Lincoln has provided:
- 22,935 COVID vaccines—more than 85% of those vaccinated representing historically-marginalized communities
- 8,615 COVID tests
- 15,000 N95 masks
- More than 2,000 At-Home Rapid Antigen COVID Test Kits
This exceptional community support is nothing new for Lincoln Community Health Center. Lincoln has been a leader in health equity since its inception in 1971 and has served the Durham community for more than 50 years. Lincoln Community Health Center was founded by Dr. Charles DeWitt Watts—the first African-American Board Certified surgeon in North Carolina—to continue providing medical services to the community with the closure of Lincoln Hospital, which had provided care to the African-American community of Durham since 1901.
Kudos to the Lincoln team for your outstanding service to the Durham community!
As a physician-led, clinically integrated network, DCC is proud of the work we do to improve the quality of healthcare and lower costs for our community. Recently, the work of DCC's Executive Director, Dr. Devdutta Sangvai, was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review. The latest issue of the publication announced "58 Population Health Executives To Know in 2022," and the hot list includes Dr. Sangvai.
"In addition to serving as the vice president for population health management, Dr. Sangvai is Duke University Health System's associate chief medical officer and the executive director of Duke Connected Care. Dr. Sangvai has been at Duke since 2003 and previously served as Duke's chief of family medicine. He has served as president of the North Carolina Medical Society, the chair of the young physicians section of the American Medical Association and the national chair for the Association of American Medical Colleges' organization of student representatives and organization of residents."
We hope you’ll join us in congratulating Dr. Sangvai and connect with our physician leaders as we continue the work to make Duke Connected Care one of the top performing networks in the country.
Duke’s MyChart is changing its name to My Duke Health. In the coming months, patients who visit Duke MyChart will be automatically redirected to My Duke Health at my.dukehealth.org, featuring new and enhanced functionality and patient-centered tools and resources for managing health and wellness.
Patients will also have access to the new Duke Health Virtual Assistant (pictured right), a conversational artificial intelligence tool that helps patients complete common tasks, answers questions, and directs users to Duke Health resources. My Duke Health will also have access to urgent care wait times and virtual appointments, classes and support groups, the Healthwise education library, and more.
Visit My.DukeHealth.org to see the new features and enhancements.
Along with county health departments and other health systems, Duke was selected by the state as one of 11 initial distribution sites for the Pfizer vaccine. As a partner in Duke Connected Care, DCC community providers and their staff members who are in Phase 1a can now apply to receive the COVID vaccine through Duke Regional Hospital. If you or your team members are interested in receiving the COVID vaccine and are considered a healthcare worker fighting COVID-19 (Phase 1a of vaccine distribution), please fill out the spreadsheet HERE for your practice/clinic on the DCC Provider Portal. All columns of the spreadsheet must be completed (First Name, Last Name, Email Address, and Contact Phone Number) and include every Phase 1a team member who wishes to be vaccinated. Please email your finalized spreadsheet to firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience and include in the email Subject Line the phrase “1a List.”