The Black Equity Coalition is a partnership between local physicians, public health professionals, government officials and community funders featuring Pitt Public Health's Dara Mendez, Tiffany Gary-Webb, Richard Garland, and Pitt Health Sciences' Noble Maseru.
According to the Black Equity Coalition's website:
The Black Equity Coalition supports the creation of equitable systems to affirm the dignity of every human being through collaborations, networks, and policymaking.
The Black COVID-19 Equity Coalition is comprised of a group of physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, public health and health care practitioners, social scientists, community funders, and government officials concerned about addressing COVID-19 in vulnerable populations.
Originally focused on responding to COVID-19, the Coalition quickly realized that the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on the health, well-being, and economic stability of people of color highlighted the need to address institutional racism and structural impediments that continue to plague Black, undervalued and underserved communities. Thus, the Black COVID-19 Equity Coalition committed to working on matters of racial equity beyond the pandemic’s eventual end and became the Black Equity Coalition.
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