The CRAB and Collaborators
The Community Research Advisory Board is comprised of faculty, students, and community members that advise researchers on how best to foster collaborations and engage communities and populations that experience health inequities.
Located in the Homewood and Hill District neighborhoods, the Community Engagement Centers are physical facilities that create space for collaboration between neighborhood partners, community-based organizations, and the University. CHE teaches courses, hosts community meetings, and receives referrals.
The Forbes Funds' mission is building the management capacity and impact of community-based nonprofits individually and collectively. Since 2019, the Community Research Advisory Board has reviewed grants submitted to TFF on how well they address social determinants of health and sustainable development goals.
CHE is a strategic partner with community and governmental agencies to address maternal and child health inequities via multi-level strategies. This includes the Healthy Baby Zone Wilkinsburg and the Birth Equity Institute funded by CityMatCH. The project was modeled after the Best Babies Zone framework, which was created to address perinatal health outcomes by focusing efforts on the social and economic determinants of health and the promotion of health equity and their impact on health outcomes.
The Community Action Network serves as the primary liaison between Healthy Start and the community, acting as regional advocates for project initiatives.
Black-Led and Black-Centered
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. The coalition aims to ensure an equitable response to the coronavirus pandemic, based on socio-economic and culturally relevant data, that produces culturally relevant responses to reduce health inequities and improve health and well-being in general.
Pittsburgh Black Pride is a community-based organization that provides entertainment, social information, and health education to Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, and Ally (LGBTQIA+) individuals and families across Southwest Pennsylvania.
CHE is a member of the Black Environmental Collective which focuses on environmental justice, the social and built environment, and the impacts on Black communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Via the Health Advocates in Reach Barbershop Outreach Program, CHE partners with local African American owned and operated barbershops to provide support, health education and promotion. The annual Take a Health Professional to the People Day initiative provides health education, screening, and resources to customers and staff.
Supporting Latinx Communities
The Immigrants and Internationals Advisory Council was established to inform and advise the director and executive staff of the Department of Human Services regarding the human service needs of immigrant and international residents of Allegheny County.
Casa San Jose is a community resource center that advocates for and empowers Latinos by promoting integration and self-sufficiency. CHE assists with evaluation needs through mentoring students and CHE faculty provide leadership.
CHE is a member of the Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation , a local business incubator dedicated to improving the lives of Hispanics in the region, increasing the Hispanic population, and increasing Hispanic investment.