The role of the OHE is to:
- Provide leadership to increase public awareness of health disparities in Pennsylvania.
- Advocate for the development of programs to address health disparities.
- Work with policy makers, insurers, health care providers and communities to implement policies and programs that result in a measurable and sustained improvement in health status of underserved and disparate populations.
- Collaborate with state agencies, academic institutions, community based organizations, health partners, providers and others in the public and private sectors to eliminate health disparities in Pennsylvania.
Office of Health Equity
Pennsylvania Department of Health
625 Forster Street
Public Health Program Administrator
The Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee advises the Secretary of Health on matters concerning health inequalities and recommend actions which are data-driven, evidence-based, and culturally aware; increase public awareness of the existence of health disparities; and mobilize statewide, community and individuals actions to eliminate health disparities in Pennsylvania.
|Cheryl||Bettigole, MD, MPH||Philadelphia DOH||Director, Div. of Chronic Disease Prevention|
|Mario||Browne, MPH, CHES||University of Pittsburgh | Schools of the Health Sciences||Director, Office of Health Sciences Diversity|
|Nia||Coaxum, MPH, CHES||Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services ||Prevention Specialist|
|Yolanda||Jimenez-Colon||Gateway Health||Manager, Community Engagement and Programs|
|Lisa||Davis, MHA||Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health||Director|
|Jonathan||Encarnacion, Ph.D.||UPMC Health||Regional Director|
|Oralia||Garcia Dominic, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.||Highmark, Inc.||Medical Policy Research Analyst|
|Serina||Gaston||PA Nutrition Education Network||Executive Director|
|Evelyn||Gonzalez, M.A.||Senior Director||Fox Chase Cancer Center|
|Kim||Levitt||Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Center||Health Programs and Supportive Services Managers|
|Tina||Nixon||Pinnacle Health||VP, Mission Effectiveness|
|Joseph||Robinson, Jr.||Southcentral Sickle Cell Council||Executive Director|
|Geoffey||Roche||Harrisburg University||Executive Director|
|Brenda||Shelton-Dunston||Black Womens Health Alliance||Executive Director|
|Norman||Weinstein, Esquire||Galfand Berger Law Firm||Attorney|