Duquesne University is working with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) and Live Well Allegheny to narrow the health care gap between white and Black people in the Steel City.
They are offering health care services to underserved communities during the covid-19 pandemic. The team is providing free chronic disease screenings for diabetes and cardiovascular risk as well as disease management programs at all housing authority locations, including 10 high rise buildings and five family communities.
“Because of the pandemic, some individuals are forgoing needed health care, which can lead to serious complications down the road,” said Dr. Jennifer Elliott, director of Duquesne’s Center for Integrative Health and associate professor of pharmacy practice.
Read TRIBLive's article "Duquesne University, Housing Authority team up to battle health care inequities," featuring the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.