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Mission Statement & Goals

The mission of the Pediatric Pulmonary Center is to develop leaders from different healthcare disciplines who will improve the health of children with respiratory conditions through the provision of family centered, culturally competent, community based care. Read more about the rationale for the PPC Training Program.

Goals

The University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center (UF PPC) trains graduate level health professionals to become leaders in maternal and child health, with an emphasis on the care children with chronic respiratory conditions. The UF PPC provides clinical and public health leadership training in an environment of well-established scholarship, leadership and partnership. We also provide local, state, regional and national continuing education, technical assistance and leadership in areas of clinical care, research and public health policy. The UF PPC strives to eliminate disparities in care and shares many of the Healthy People 2010 objectives.

  1. Recruit and retain diverse graduate-level trainees and fellows who demonstrate a high potential for MCH leadership.
  2. Educate fellows and trainees to be leaders in the interdisciplinary care of children with chronic respiratory conditions.
  3. Provide interdisciplinary education programs at the local, state, regional and national levels to address key MCH issues and the Healthy People 2010 objectives.
  4. Collaborate with, and provide technical assistance to, Title V and other MCH agencies at the local, state, regional and national levels.
  5. Expand programs in key MCH/Healthy People 2010 areas including cultural competence/diversity, family involvement and faculty development.

Read the PPC Summary Progress Report