Our Councils and Committees

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.

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

UPMC Councils and Committees

Council Name



Employee Partnership Council

Staff members from each of UPMC's hospitals and facilities; appointed by leadership and Human Resources.

  • Champions inclusion initiatives within each UPMC hospital and facility.
  • Gathers and reports employee feedback on inclusion initiatives and strategies.
  • Shares best practices in inclusion from each member's hospital or facility.

Executive Partnership Council

Executive leaders from each of UPMC's hospitals and facilities.

  • Provides feedback on inclusion strategies and initiatives.
  • Gives updates on how hospitals and facilities are integrating inclusion into daily activities.
  • Partners with other councils and committees to promote inclusion strategies and initiatives throughout the UPMC system.

Minority Business Development Council

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

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

Nurse Partnership Council

UPMC nursing representatives from across the system who focus on improving UPMC nursing programs.

  • Partners with the Center for Engagement and Inclusion to integrate inclusion strategies and initiatives.
  • Assists in coordinating participation in community service.
  • Supports the UPMC Nurse Mentorship Program.

Physician Inclusion Council at UPMC/University of Pittsburgh

UPMC physicians, faculty, and staff of the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Health Sciences and Office of Graduate Education; Members of Gateway Medical Society.

  • Promotes inclusion through:
    • Recruitment practices
    • Retention and mentoring programs
    • Community outreach



Community Councils and Committees

Council Name



Board Inclusion and Diversity Committee

Members of the UPMC Board and the Greater Pittsburgh community.

  • 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.

Community and Patient Relations Council

Community organizations throughout UPMC's service areas and UPMC Community and Patient Relations staff members.

  • Discusses the patient care needs of communities in UPMC’s service areas.
  • Offers feedback on how UPMC can be more inclusive of those needs.

Dignity & Respect Greater Pittsburgh Council

Educational institutions, corporations, and community organizations from across western Pennsylvania.

  • Partners with UPMC to:
    • Develop Dignity & Respect initiatives.
    • Deploy activities, particularly during Dignity & Respect Month in October, and throughout the year.
Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) Advisory Council UPMC departments, University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff, and community organizations and advocates.
  • Discusses the patient care needs of individuals and communities with disabilities
  • Reviews strategies and actions of the DRC for improving care and offers suggestions
  • Provides resources to the DRC and UPMC as a whole

The Partnership Council

Educational institutions and community organizations from across western Pennsylvania

  • Promotes health care careers within the UPMC system.
  • Promotes workforce readiness and general health literacy throughout UPMC’s broader service area.
  • Integrates inclusion strategies and initiatives into recruitment, training, and education efforts.

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