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UPMC Councils, Committees, and Employee Resource Groups

The UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion brings together and collaborates with a number of councils and committees. These groups are instrumental to our success at UPMC and in the communities we serve.

We're working with our partners, both within UPMC and the community, to make sure that inclusion is at the core of what we do every day.

UPMC Board of Directors

Participants
A broad cross-section of the communities and constituencies we serve:

  • One-third of the directors are appointed by the University of Pittsburgh
  • One-third of the directors are individuals elected from the community at-large
  • One-third of the directors are individuals appointed by, or historically involved in, the governance of UPMC's hospitals

Roles

  • Implement best in-class corporate governance practices and transparency standards.

UPMC Board of Inclusion and Diversity Committee

Participants
Members of the UPMC Board and the Greater Pittsburgh community

Roles

  • Drives accountability within UPMC regarding diversity and inclusion.
  • Provides oversight of UPMC leadership and the Center for Engagement and Inclusion on strategies and initiatives.
  • Gives quarterly feedback on UPMC progress in these areas.

UPMC Hamot Board of Inclusion and Diversity Committee

Participants
Members of UPMC Hamot Board, employees, and the Erie community

Roles

  • Drives accountability within UPMC regarding diversity and inclusion.
  • Provides oversight of UPMC leadership and the Center for Engagement and Inclusion on strategies and initiatives.
  • Gives quarterly feedback on UPMC progress in these areas.

C.H.R.I.S. Community Health Partnership

Participants
UPMC executives, managers, employees, and communities we serve

Roles

  • Increase the understanding and practice of cultural competency, and improve health literacy.
  • Understand and address policies and practices that UPMC can implement to affect services and outcomes.

Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) Advisory Council

Participants
UPMC departments, University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff, and community organizations and advocates

Roles

  • Discusses the patient care needs of individuals and communities with disabilities.
  • Reviews strategies and actions of DRC for improving care and offers suggestions.
  • Provides resources to the DRC and to UPMC as a whole.

Minority Business Development Council

Participants
Minority, women-owned, and/or disadvantaged businesses (MWDBEs) that are part of the UPMC Supplier Diversity Program

Roles

  • Provides MWDBEs opportunities to grow through access to:
    • Training
    • Education
    • Mentoring
    • Networking

Community Health Partnership Council (Pittsburgh)

The Community Health Partnership Council is a coalition of community organizations with a mission to build a healthy Pittsburgh for our diverse communities, address their needs and health disparities.

The goals of the council include:

  1. Exchange information on relevant initiatives impacting our diverse neighborhoods with the goal of addressing opportunities in a timely manner.
  2. Foster positive dialogue and feedback from community partners regarding the development and facilitation of CFEI programs to ensure optimal benefit and use of resources.
  3. Develop an ongoing communication platform that keeps UPMC and partner organizations apprised of each others’ initiatives and activities while including health literacy content for underserved communities.

Employee Resource Groups

The voice of our employee base is critical to UPMC’s overall mission. For that reason, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) focus on contributing to the business strategies and objectives that help drive inclusion for the diverse employees, patients, health plan members, customers, and communities we serve.

ERGs support the employee experience by offering networking and development opportunities, supporting the recruitment of diverse talent, and promoting employee volunteerism in diverse communities. Our relationship with Vibrant Pittsburgh has proven to be a great connection for employees new to our region, and offers resources for community engagement opportunities for our resource groups.

Our ERGs include:

  • DLN (Diversity Leadership Network)
  • Minority Residents and Fellows Group
  • Nursing Inclusion Council
  • PICUP (Physician Inclusion Council at UPMC/PITT)
  • PRIDE Health (Promoting Research, Inclusion, Diversity, and Education in the Health Sciences)