Promoting health equity for Pennsylvanians with disabilities through public health programs, services, and research.

"Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care." (

Inclusive Health Equity Collaborative

Mission: to promote health equity during the pandemic and improve the everyday health and wellbeing of our communities. Formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to address the disproportionate impact on people with disabilities.

Partners at Temple University: Institute on Disabilities, TechOWL, Center for Self Determination, Self-Direction and Self-Care (CS3), the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion, and the REACH Lab.

Collaborative's Current Programs and Activities

COVID-19 Health Disparities Project

Addresses COVID-19 related health disparities and advances health equity by expanding resources, services, and support for Pennsylvanians.

Funded by CDC's National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved through the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Pandemic Impact Study

This project examines the impact of the pandemic on the lives of older adults in nursing homes, people with developmental and physical disabilities, and the staff who have cared for them.

Funded by Catalytic Collaborative Funding Initiative, administered by Temple’s Office of the Vice President for Research.


For More Information

Taye Hallock