Donna Biederman, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda and Devon Noonan, associate professors, recently took part in the Population Health Improvement Awards Community Research Forum.
Duke University School of Nursing is excited to celebrate the accomplishments of four leaders in our community who have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).
Donna Biederman, associate professor, was an invited speaker for the 2019 "Housing Works!" Affordable Housing Conference in Raleigh. The event attracted more than 1100 attendees who work in affordable housing including developers and large property landlords.
Donna Biederman, associate professor, and Heather Mountz, D-CHIPP program coordinator, along with partners from Durham Housing Authority and Families Moving Forward recently gave a panel presentation at the Black Communities Conference in Durham.
The U.S. Housing Act passed in 1949, and in response, the Durham mayor, Dan Edwards, appointed a committee of citizens to address sub-standard housing in Durham. The committee recommended the passage of a sub-standard housing ordinance to empower the city to address poor housing and the passage of an ordinance to establish a housing authority. Shortly after, the Housing Authority of the City of Durham was established. The Housing Authority’s first properties were McDougald Terrace and Few Gardens.
Donna Biederman, associate professor, recently began serving in leadership roles at multiple levels.
Locally, Biederman is a Co-chair of the Health and Housing committee of the Partnership for a Healthy Durham. The committee is developing a two-year work plan and has goals related to data availability and quality, awareness and advocacy around affordable housing in Durham.
Donna Biederman, associate professor; and Ashanti Brown of Durham Housing Authority; recently presented findings from their CTSI funded project “Health, health care utilization patterns, and entry into homelessness of persons evicted from public housing” at a recent forum attended by members of the PCORI Health Outcomes that Matter Working Group.
Donna Biederman, associate professor; and colleagues Mina Silberberg, PhD; and Emily Carmody, LCSW of North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness; recently served as invited presenters where they presented findings from their Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded project, “Increasing housing stability: Assessing promising tenancy support models to inform local, state, and national policy and practice” at a recent Margolis Health Policy and Management seminar.
Congratulations to Donna Biederman, associate professor; and her colleagues Julia Gamble of the Duke Outpatient Clinic and Sally Wilson of Project Access Durham County on their award, “Safe Hospital Discharge Transitions for Homeless Patients with Opiate Risk or Addiction.” The grant is awarded from the Duke Endowment through the Department of Population Health.