Center for Health Equity

Engaging Communities
Eliminating Health Disparities
Advancing Social Justice

About Us

On December 15, 2011, the Graduate School of Public Health and the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences established the Center for Health Equity (CHE), which aims to understand and reduce health disparities in underserved populations, particularly those in Western Pennsylvania. CHE engages the community in efforts to reduce the major causes of excess mortality among disadvantaged populations in the region, such as infant mortality; community violence; and cardiovascular health, with the ultimate goal of reducing excess mortality in the southwestern Pennsylvania region.

 

Mission

The Center for Health Equity focuses on excess premature mortality (deaths before age 65) in populations experiencing health inequities with four major aims:

  1. To gain a further understanding of the causes of health inequities with a focus on Western Pennsylvania and, more specifically, Allegheny County
  2. To develop, implement, and evaluate interventions designed to reduce those inequities
  3. To provide capacity-building services to community organizations in our region
  4. To disseminate findings and experiences through the CHE website, conferences, and peer-reviewed publications.

“There is something better than science … That is science with a moral compass, science that contributes to social equity, science in the service of humanity.”

William Foege
Former Director of CDC
Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient
(from an address at the University of Washington on 8 March, 2006)

The center for health equity page is under construction

Additional legacy content may be available at healthequity.pitt.edu.

Upcoming CHE Events

Event Category
Fri 11/15 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Journal Club Center for Health Equity Meeting
Journal Club
Fri 11/15 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A521 Public Health


A521 Public Health
Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Fri 11/22 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Sessions Center for Health Equity Meeting
Focused Writing Sessions
Fri 11/22 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Fri 12/6 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Sessions Center for Health Equity Meeting
Focused Writing Sessions
Fri 12/6 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Fri 12/13 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Emerging Latinx Communities Reading and Publishing Group Center for Health Equity Meeting
Emerging Latinx Communities Reading and Publishing Group
Fri 12/13 10:30AM - 11:30AM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Fri 4/17 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay) Center for Health Equity Event
Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay)
Fri 4/17 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay) is the University of Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity's health promotion and disease prevention initiative in partnership with African American-owned and -operated barbershops in several Pittsburgh communities. Health professionals (including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, nutritionists, health science students), public health educators, and health organizations volunteer their time to provide screening services and health education in the barbershops.TADay takes place in April in recognition of National Minority Health Month.


Pittsburgh, PA
Center for Health Equity
Event