The Physician Inclusion Council of UPMC/Pitt (PICUP) hosted the third semi-annual Health Disparities Conference. The conference theme of “Health Equity and Collaboration” created a platform for deliberate discussions which will spotlight trends, scholarly work, and best practices in addressing health disparities and building a diverse health care workforce. The attendees were made up of health/medical professionals, researchers, community activists and students.
This exceptionally diverse conference featured a myriad of speakers presenting on topics such as cultural competency, health literacy and leveraging community health partnerships. Poster presentations and small group workshops took place during the conference to provide attendees with a deeper dive into the factors which are perpetuating local health disparities.