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Welcome to the Black Equity Coalition

The Black Equity Coalition (BEC) supports the creation of equitable systems to affirm the dignity of every human being through collaborations, networks, and policymaking.

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. 

 

Originally focused on responding to COVID-19, the Coalition quickly realized that the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on the health, well-being, and economic stability of people of color highlighted the need to address institutional racism and structural impediments that continue to plague Black, undervalued and underserved communities. Thus, the Black COVID-19 Equity Coalition committed to working on matters of racial equity beyond the pandemic’s eventual end and became the Black Equity Coalition.

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We're Hiring!

The Director, State Grant Programs helps fulfill the mission of Black Equity Coalition (BEC) and serves as the lead on the implementation and execution of deliverables related to private, state and appliable federal grants across the state of Pennsylvania. This position requires a dynamic and organized leader who can design the execution of grant related activities. Additionally, some who understands cross-sectoral application and leveraging partnerships to meet critical metrics and milestones. Aligning activities with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Social Determinants of Health, and maximize the influence and expertise of the BEC across the state is essential.

 
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Our Approach

We seek to establish a co-leadership coordinated collaborative strategic partnership model, using clustered social determinants of health as identifiers to target needed wrap-around services through local nonprofit organizations. 
 
We also plan to optimize the Federally Qualified Health Center’s (FQHC’s) community-oriented preventive and primary health care services for medically underserved and to address the Structural, Political, and Social Determinants of Health for the under-resourced, ethnic minorities, undocumented persons, and other vulnerable populations. Below is a graphic display of our organizational makeup. Email us at info@blackequitypgh.org to get involved!

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In the Community

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In April 2020, our leadership huddle members worked in partnership with 1Hood Media and Black Women, Wise Women LLC, to create a weekly syndicated interview series to educate our communities on how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected Black and Brown communities in Allegheny County. Tune in Tuesdays at 2 PM on Facebook Live for the next live interview. 

 

What the Data Says

The Black Equity Coalition Data Group provides real-time COVID-19 updates. Click the chart above to see the most up-to-date information for Allegheny County. Information can be found on covid.createlab.org

 

Our Projected Results

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Create and sustain a culture that values self-sufficiency

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Build capacity for internal monitoring for continuous improvement

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Employ external evaluation for mission effectiveness

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Co-create emerging responses that produce systemic change within the hubs.

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Share learnings to promote systems change through rapid prototyping.

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Leadership Huddle

The Black Equity Coalition is a network of government officials, scientists, academics, and community organizations who prioritize the health of black and brown residents. Click the logos below to learn more about our leadership organizations. 

 
 
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