Community Health Overview
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 systems, 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. Learn more about our areas of work here.
Healthy Early Childhood
Healthy Early Childhood is an initiative of Children’s Health and Prevention efforts that support the youngest children in our community to grow up healthy and thriving. In partnership with local early childcare programs, family centers, and families, Children’s utilizes Go NAPSACC’s evidence-based tools and resources to build healthy eating and physical activity habits in children up to age 5. If you are a Pennsylvania early childhood provider, you can request access to the Go NAPSACC tools here.
The following resources have been compiled by the Healthy Early Childhood team. Some of the resources are specific to Allegheny County, but many of them can be used by our partners statewide.
- Early Childhood Monthly Action Plans - This Google folder houses the monthly Action Plans developed by Children’s Community Health for our early childcare and family center partners.
- COVID-19 Resource Database - This Google folder has COVID-19 resources developed by Children’s Pediatric Infectious Disease specialists, as well as information from Allegheny County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other leading experts.
- Pediatric Education Series - This free monthly webinar series sponsored by Children’s Division of Community Health and Professional Development and Education Committee features clinicians and subject matter experts presenting on pediatric health topics such as rashes, trauma, and more.
- Pittsburgh Parks Prescription (Parks Rx) - A partnership between UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy that encourages children and families to take advantage of parks and green spaces to achieve better health and a sense of well-being.