Local Access to Coordinated Healthcare (LATCH) is a program of the Division of Community Health, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine. LATCH provides services to uninsured and under-insured Durham County residents.

LATCH works to improve enrollees’ health, improve their access to care, and increase their appropriate use of health services through a combination of bilingual outreach, care management, health education, service enhancement, and systems change. With its community partners, LATCH recognizes health care trends, identifies barriers confronting uninsured patients, and, working as a consortium, addresses and eliminates access barriers.

LATCH services include care management of Project Access of Durham County (PADC) patients, SOAR Disability Services and Durham Homeless Care Transitions (DHCT).


Duke Community Engagement Youtube Video (in English)


Durham Diabetes Coalition Youtube Video (in Spanish)


Please visit our FAQ page and History page to learn more about the LATCH program.