At Penn Medicine, we aim to provide high quality, family-centered care for all of our patients, regardless of personal characteristics while delivering such equitable care within an inclusive clinical learning environment that support all members of a diverse workforce.

Through the Penn Medicine Center for Health Equity Advancement, we have affirmed our commitments to these goals by providing the infrastructure needed to educate, innovate, and advance efforts designed to eliminate health and healthcare disparities.

Promoting an Inclusive Culture

"We envision a health system where every diverse voice is heard, where every unique perspective is considered. Promoting an inclusive culture benefits not only those who work, train, study, and/or advance science within our health system, but also those who seek care. When we value each other it enhances our ability to care for our patients."

Jaya Aysola, MD, MPH
Executive Director

Our Mission

The Center for Health Equity Advancement aims to:

  • Provide high quality patient/family-centered care for all, regardless of their background or culture
  • Invest in community partnerships to tackle barriers to achieving optimal health for all communities that we serve
  • Ensure our clinical and learning environments are inclusive and promote the advancement of a diverse workforce and student body
  • Develop the evidence base to inform efforts to advance equity and inclusion

Contact Us

For more information about health equity at Penn Medicine, email HealthEquity@uphs.upenn.edu, visit our website or connect with us on Twitter at @PennCHEA

  • Blueprint for Health Equity and Inclusion

    The Blueprint for Health Equity and Inclusion, modeled after the Blueprint for Quality and Safety, guides the work of the Center for Health Equity Advancement and details three imperatives and associated priority action items centered on providing high quality, family-centered care to all patients regardless of personal characteristics.

  • Focus Areas and Initiatives

    Penn has several initiatives and activities dedicated to the successful implementation of the Blueprint for Health Equity and Inclusion.

  • Our Team

    Details about the Health Equity Initiative leadership and task force teams.

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