Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Be safe anytime, anywhere.
To find a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 412-692-7337 or search our directory.
A resource for our network of referring physicians.
For more information about research, please call our main office at 412-692-6438.
Children's Hospital is ranked One of America's Best Children's Hospitals.
PITTSBURGH, PA - September 10, 2014 - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and The Allstate Foundation are partnering again for the sixth year to help curb distracted driving by teenagers, including talking on cell phones or texting while driving.
The program, "FOCUS – Safe Teen Driving", generously funded through a grant from the Allstate Foundation, targets teen drivers, parents of adolescents and primary care physicians, with the goal of educating teens about the dangers of driving while distracted.
This year, The Allstate Foundation awarded Children's $35,000 for the program, which will help fund items including the"FOCUS – Action Against Distraction" Driver Simulation Project, a cutting-edge simulator that uses high-definition video scenes and gaming technology to prevent destructive driving behaviors among teens and young adults. The program runs throughout the school year and is taught by the Injury Prevention Team at Children's Hospital.
The Allstate Foundation will also help fund a grant competition to provide schools with funds to continue their own safe teen driver programs; a safe teen driver summit for more than 200 students from different schools to come together to work on teen driver issues; and sponsorships of the Allegheny County (plus two additional counties) Teen Driver competitions.
"Motor vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, but many crashes can be prevented with the right education and experience," said Barbara Gaines, MD, director, Trauma and Injury Prevention at Children's Hospital. "This is why the partnership with The Allstate Foundation is so vital; we need to start educating kids early before they start driving to illustrate these consequences and not to repeat these mistakes in reality."
Teens are at greatest risk from being killed in distracted driving-related crashes, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Sixteen percent of distracted driver crashes involve teen drivers. Ten percent of drivers under age 20 involved in fatal crashes were distracted at the time of the crash. In 2012, there were 3,328 people killed and 421,000 people injured in crashes where at least one form of distracted driving was reported.
The total donation from Allstate for the six years of the program totals $210,000.
For more information about teen driver safety and simulator program at Children's Hospital, please visit www.chp.edu/CHP/street+and+off-road+for+parents.
Andrea Kunicky, 412-692-6254, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919, email@example.com
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
For questions about a hospital bill call:
To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to: