Dignity & Respect Campaign

Dignity + Respect = Inclusion

At UPMC, inclusion begins with a core belief that everyone deserves dignity and respect.

In 2008, the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion introduced the Dignity & Respect Campaign to create a more inclusive workplace culture.

As communities and organizations outside of UPMC have learned about what we are doing here, Dignity & Respect has grown from an internal initiative to a national campaign!

Find out how we’ve turned those words into actions.

Integrating Dignity & Respect

For us, dignity and respect are more than just a campaign. They are guiding principles that help UPMC become a better provider of services and employer.

We have integrated dignity and respect into:

  • Employee feedback
  • Learning and development modules
  • Annual evaluations
  • Business unit reports

Following the 30 Tips

The Dignity & Respect Campaign grew at UPMC by listening to employees and finding out what inclusion means to them.

In response to that feedback, we’ve created the 30 Tips of Dignity & Respect. Practice one each and every day.

To help you promote dignity and respect in your workplace or community, we’ve created a variety of Dignity & Respect resources you can share.

Download the following PDFs, available in English and Spanish:



Celebrating Dignity & Respect Month in October

UPMC employees celebrate Dignity & Respect Month by:

Others are joining in on the celebration!

The city of Pittsburgh, 11 counties, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have all proclaimed October “Dignity & Respect Month.”

Getting Involved in the Community

Dignity & Respect doesn’t stop at UPMC’s doors.

Learn more about how the Dignity & Respect Campaign is involved in:

Get involved!

» Join us in the Dignity & Respect movement today.

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