UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action Responds to COVID-19

UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action (UPIEA) leverages a multidisciplinary team of global health professionals to train and equip a sustainable pandemic workforce in California and around the world.   

A Health Equity Lens

Together with our partners, we are committed to social solidarity as an important foundation of equitable healthcare systems. These principles guide us as we move toward attaining a vision of public health that is equitable and achievable for all.

Our Roots

Our initiatives strengthen knowledge and skills of healthcare cadres and systems to improve quality and access to healthcare.

Our Practice

  • Provide technical assistance and training in contact tracing, case investigation, workforce development and program management
  • Promote community engagement in pandemic response
  • Train on cultural humility and addressing biases

Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.

Martin Luther King Jr.