Community Partners

The Center for Health Equity (CHE) invite Community Partners to collaborate with us at a level that meets both organization's needs.  The three levels of partnership are outlined below:

  • Information Dissemination Partners--CHE and organization share a common mission to address health equity issues in Western Pennsylvania, specifically Allegheny County, and agree to share each other's information and resources within our respective networks. Expteced outcomes include: 1) links on each other's website; 2) like each other's facebook page; 3) distribute health equity information through email; 4) include events on respective calenders; and 5) publicly acknowledge partnership on website and in appropriate documents/reports.  Status of partnership wil be assessed on a yearly basis.
  • Health Collaboration Partners--CHE and partner organization share a common mission to address health equity issues in Western Pennsylvania, specifically Allegheny County, and are engaged in a collaboration to help address a health equity problem.  Expected outcomes include those listed under the Information Dissemination Partners and additionally: 1) organization is available to provide on-site education, resources, and/or screening services at barbershops and hair salons in the CHE HAIR Program; 2) CHE provides health equity education and resources to help organization increase its capacity to educate its partners on health equity issues; 3) data collected from partnered activities/programs is shared with each other, 4) serve on respective planning committees if applicable; and 5) organization director becomes a CHE Affiliated Faculty & Practitioner member.  Status of partnership will be assessed on a yearly basis.
  • Program Development Partners--CHE and partner organization share a common mission to address health equity issues in Western Pennsylvania, specificaly Allegheny County, and enter a more formal agreement in which CHE provides technical assistance to the organization on a specific project to help with capacity-building efforts.  This partnership is not as common as the other two because of the anticipated time commitment.  Expected outcomes include those listed under the Information and Health Collaboration Parnter categories in addition to: 1) clearly defined goals and SMART objectives; 2) CHE provides technical assistance to the organization based on partner's needs assessment; 3) partner shares relevant data with CHE; and 4) evaluation of partnership by respective parties.  Status of partnership is assessed on an ongoing basis to ensure goals and objectives are being met.   

Contact Lora Ann Bray, Manager of Community Partnerships, Education, and Training at healtheq@pitt.edu to discuss potential partnerships with the CHE