UPMC Children’s in the Community

At UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Division of Community Health, we envision all children growing into healthy and thriving adults.

We work together with UPMC Children’s Hospital, other healthcare, and community partners to improve health outcomes, reduce health disparities, and elevate quality of life for children and families in the communities where they live, learn, work and play.

We strive to achieve this mission through the programs listed below.

Health and Prevention Programs

We partner with schools, out-of-school time programs, early care and education providers, and community-based organizations. We want to create environments for healthy eating, physical activity, trauma sensitivity, violence prevention, and safety.

Learn more about Health and Prevention Programs.

Family and Social Needs Support

We provide neighborhood-based services and programs through the Family Care Connection Centers (FCC) that support children and families. We want to help them to meet their basic needs and achieve their full potential.

Learn more about Family Care Connection Centers. 

Clinical-Community Connections

We create sustainable connections between health care providers, community organizations, and public health agencies. Our goal is to improve patients' access to preventive and chronic care services.

Learn more about Clinical-Community Connections.

Outreach, Education and Training

We promote the health and well-being of children and families through outreach programs, and provide professional development for school and community-based health care providers. We also offer an innovative two-week experience for pediatric residents to become familiar with local communities and community-based resources. 

Learn more about Outreach, Education and Training.

Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Report

We are committed to understanding the health needs of children and families who live in the communities we serve. To do this effectively, we conduct community health needs assessments (CHNAs) every three years. We also work with community partners to develop a community health improvement strategy across the Pittsburgh region.

Learn more about Community Health Needs Assessment. 

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