Duke Moms Affinity Group Records, 2022-2024

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Summary

Creator:
Duke University Health System. Duke Moms Affinity Group
Abstract:
Duke Moms Affinity Group held their kickoff event as a Duke University Health System (DUHS) affinity group on May 12, 2023 (Mother's Day), but the group had an earlier start. In July 2018, Duke Moms began as a Duke Health Technology Solutions (DHTS) grassroots moms group. In October 2022, they developed a DUHS charter to become an affinity group; the activation process to become an affinity group lasted from November 2022 to February 2023. The Duke Moms Affinity Group strives to fill the gap of knowledge of how to support working parents and parents to be. Includes digital files documenting the activities and organizational structure of the Duke University Health System's Duke Moms Affinity Group. Materials date from 2022 to 2024.
Extent:
10.3 MB
Collection ID:
AR.0189

Background

Scope and content:

Includes digital files created by the Duke University Health System's Duke Moms Affinity Group. Types of materials are the group's charter, organizational chart, mission, values, roles and responsibilities, other information about the group, event materials, zoom background, and the group's graphics. Files date from 2022 to 2024.

Biographical / historical:

Duke Moms Affinity Group held their kickoff event as a Duke University Health System (DUHS) affinity group on May 12, 2023 (Mother's Day), but the group had an earlier start. In July 2018, Duke Moms began as a Duke Health Technology Solutions (DHTS) grassroots moms group. In October 2022, they developed a DUHS charter to become an affinity group; the activation process to become an affinity group lasted from November 2022 to February 2023.

The Duke Moms Affinity Group strives to fill the gap of knowledge of how to support working parents and parents to be. Their Mission Statement is two-fold

  • To provide an inclusive environment for employees who identify as a mother or mother to be (biological and otherwise) and create a culture of support and advocacy.
  • To leverage DUHS' strategic priorities of equity, integrity and excellence for the standardization of resources impacting the retention of moms (and parents alike) in the workforce.
Their Vision is to curate a safe environment for mothers by supporting shared experiences of parenthood, shifting the culture about working parents, and standardizing support structures. The group's goals are to
  • Conduct in market research; quantitative and qualitative analyses of parental benefits (internal and external, cost-benefit-analysis, etc.).
  • Conduct employee/parent survey to gauge needs for discovery and prioritization purposes.
  • Partner with health system and sites specific stakeholders to evaluate lactation resources and determine needs for improvements. Streamline availability of lactation rooms across all DUHS entity sites, where applicable.
  • Develop training materials of managers- how to have conversations, how to engage parents in workplace.
  • Develop materials for new parent handbook for employees - paperwork for FMLA, communication with manager, transition and hand-off planning processes and templates for employees, expectations for coming back from maternity leave.
  • Develop accessible inventory of trainings for employees (equitable: free/recorded/virtual/etc.).
  • Partner/collaborate with HR and health system leaders to understand the ability to expand benefits (access to healthcare, child care discounts, etc.).
The stated roles and responsibilities of the group are Present, VP Administration, VP Finance, Communications Committee, Membership Committee, Programming and Events. Targeted participants of the group are employees who identify as a mother (including but not limited to an adoptive mother, person with fertility issues, foster parent, step-parent, family member that fills a guardian role, mom-to-be, and person who supports other moms).

Acquisition information:
Accession A2024.014 (transferred by Katie Watkins, February 2024)
Processing information:

Processed by Lucy Waldrop: February 2024

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Digital Files, 2022-2024.
Rules or conventions:
DACS

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Corporate Name(s):
Duke University Health System
Duke University Health System. Duke Moms Affinity Group
Topical Term(s):
Peer Group.
Mothers.
Women, Working.

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[Identification of item], Duke Moms Affinity Group Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.