Center for Health Equity

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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. The center 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)

Upcoming CHE Events

Event Category
Fri 5/24 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing
Fri 5/24 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Tue 6/4 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing
Tue 6/4 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 6/7 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing
Fri 6/7 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Tue 6/11 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing
Tue 6/11 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 6/14 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group Center for Health Equity Workshop
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group
Fri 6/14 10:30AM - 11:30AM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Tue 6/25 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing
Tue 6/25 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Tue 7/9 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing
Tue 7/9 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 7/12 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group Center for Health Equity Workshop
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group
Fri 7/12 10:30AM - 11:30AM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 7/19 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing
Fri 7/19 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room


1154 Public Health, JHF Conference Room
Center for Health Equity
Workshop