About Children's

Community Outreach Programs

Community Outreach at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC promotes the health and well-being of children and communities – from providing early literacy support to helping a father find a home for his family. Our outreach services span the region and include a special partnership with a health care facility in Kenya.

Child Advocacy Center
Children’s Child Advocacy Center provides services to protect children and strengthen families. The focus of the center is to recognize and document child abuse, while remaining a child friendly and family-friendly resource. The staff is focused on serving as all-encompassing advocates of child safety, health and well-being. The center provides comprehensive forensic evaluations as well as medical and psychosocial services for children and adolescents who may be victims of physical or sexual abuse or neglect. The center also offers comprehensive medical care and case management for children who are in foster care, kinship care or who have been in the foster care system and have been reunited with their biological parents. Learn more.

Community Education Program
Community education classes are held throughout the Pittsburgh area to educate parents and their children about pediatric health concerns, injury prevention, child development issues and parenting. Classes are offered at Children’s neighborhood locations in Wexford, Bethel Park and Monroeville, and at Family Care Connection Centers. Learn more.

Family Care Connection Centers
Children’s Family Care Connection Centers offer a wide range of support services for at-risk families to ensure that parents and children receive the social services and support they need in developing healthy lifestyles and in securing access to health care. Centers are located in Braddock, Lawrenceville, Mt. Oliver, Oakland, Rankin, Turtle Creek and Wilkinsburg. Learn more.

PPG Healthy Stories Program
In partnership with PPG Industries Foundation and other local donors, Children’s PPG Healthy Stories Program fosters healthy language development and literacy by providing books and encouraging storytelling and listening skills. This year-round program teaches children to read, distributes gift book packets and encourages storytelling through workshops for parents and caregivers. Learn more.

Injury Prevention
The vision of Children’s Injury Prevention Program is to reduce the occurrence, severity and consequences of injuries and accidents for children and to provide education, research and advocacy for safer communities. Learn more at Children’s award-winning Injury Prevention Web site.

Kisumu Urban Apostolate Programes – Pandipieri
Children’s farthest outreach effort, Kisumu Urban Apostolate Programes – Pandipieri, is located in Africa in the poorest area of Kisumu, Kenya. Children’s provides health care services as well as education and training for the Center’s staff. Programs and services include HIV/AIDS counseling and education, a street children’s rehabilitation program, nutrition clinic, schools, support groups and employment opportunities. Learn more.

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
A doctor’s office on wheels, the Ronald McDonald House Charities/Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Care Mobile brings pediatric primary care and health education to medically underserved neighborhoods. The Care Mobile travels to local schools to offer primary care services at no charge to the students. Learn more.

Last Update
September 22, 2012
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Last Update
September 22, 2012
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