Durham, NC

Associate Vice President of Community Health, Duke University Health System

The Organization

Duke University Health System (DUHS) knows that healthcare means more than the care Duke provides in its clinical settings. It means working in partnership with communities to increase access to healthcare, identifying and addressing the social drivers of health, and working to alleviate health disparities.

Duke has a multi-faceted approach to improving the health of the communities it serves. Recognizing that socioeconomic and racial disparities often result in significant disparities in healthcare, Duke is striving to promote health equity, improve health outcomes and help make significant long-term gains for the communities it serves. Its approach includes engaging with communities to address health priorities; investing in housing, early childhood education and food security; and translating research to improve health and reduce health disparities. Duke has a rich history and portfolio of work on which to build

Position Overview

The Associate Vice President (AVP) of Community Health has a compelling opportunity to work in, and with, communities to substantially impact and improve community health outcomes. This leader will work across Duke Health and the Duke Office of Durham and Community Affairs (DCA), to synergize Duke’s role as a university, employer, and healthcare provider to better support communities holistically throughout the region. The AVP will leverage the resources of both organizations and report jointly to Dr. Eugene Washington, Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University and President and CEO, Duke University Health System, and Stelfanie Williams, PhD., Vice President in the Office of Durham and Community Affairs.

The AVP of Community Health has an exciting and vitally important mandate to improve health outcomes in the communities Duke serves. The AVP will be a systems thinker, a bridge builder and a passionate champion for the community. The AVP will have the strategic acumen to think boldly and broadly about the future, and the relationship skills and tenacity to develop trust and drive improvements with a varied group of stakeholders and partners.

The ideal AVP of Community Health is a humble, values-based leader and strategic thinker with significant experience working in both communities and complex organizations. The AVP will have credibility with clinicians and the healthcare medical community but need not have a clinical background. An individual with experience with population health, public health, or community health are all viable backgrounds. Prior academic or academic healthcare experience is not required but would be additive.

Learn more about this position here: https://boardwalkconsulting.com/jobs/associate-vice-president-of-community-health/

How To Apply

To apply or suggest a prospective candidate, email Duke@BoardWalkConsulting.com or call Crystal Stephens or Diane Westmore at 404-262-7392.

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