Welcome to the Learning Together Program
The Learning Together Program
provides opportunities for Learners to become involved in health-related
projects in the community. All Duke Health Sciences learners, as
well as learners from other academic disciplines, are welcome to
This website is intended to serve as a learning community as well
as be an invaluable learning tool. Through
the Learning Together website, Learners can:
- Learn about the variety of community projects & community
populations the Learning Together Program
- View the community projects calendar
and sign up for projects through S.E.L.E.C.T.
Signing up is easy!
- Find out about the formal
institutional process and access
required forms for developing and participating in community
projects outside the scope of the Learning Together Program.
- Access the Community Health Training Module
to become an official Learning Together participant.
- Learn about other learning resources
- View maps of the community and take a
virtual tour of the communitys health
and social service organizations. Also, get directions to community
- Post messages and questions, share experiences, and give feedback
via discussion boards with other Learners
and community experts.
Requirements for becoming involved
There are two requirements for becoming
involved with any Learning Together community-based project. These
requirements can be completed in any order:
- Attendance at a Community Training Workshop, and completion
of the complementary Community Training Module
- Successful completion of the on-line Community Health Training
Learning Together: A Reciprocal Experience
Learning Together is a community-based
service opportunity program. As an institution, Duke values working
with the community through a relationship that places the community's
needs and interests first, and then involves learners for a reciprocal
experience that benefits all. This is the framework within which
we work to improve the health of the community.
- Communities benefit from our program by receiving health-related
services and resources they need and want through sustainable
projects that learners implement and conduct.
- Communities that participate are more
likely to experience improved health status and benefits through
the involvement of learners.
- Learners across a wide range of health professions who participate
in community-based experiences demonstrate changes in attitudes
and beliefs about culturally diverse and medically underserved
populations. They indicate a greater sense of self as a provider
of health services and a member of the larger community.
- Learners acquire an understanding about community needs, assets,
resources, and social determinants of health. Further, it increases
the learners understanding of working with diverse populations,
working in interdisciplinary teams, and appreciating the socioeconomic
issues impacting underserved populations.