The Pediatric Pulmonary Center Training Program at the University of Florida develops leaders in all disciplines who will improve the health of children with respiratory conditions. The training program embraces an interdisciplinary approach to teach the core values of cultural competence and family centered-community based care.
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.
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 of 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.
- Provide interdisciplinary leadership training on the clinical and population-based care of children with chronic respiratory conditions trainees using didactic, interactive, clinical, community-based, self-directed, experiential, and self-reflective training activities.
- Enhance the knowledge and skills of trainees, faculty, existing workforce, patients, and family members in the practice of Patient and Family-Centered Care through education, modeling, and experiential training.
- Improve the quality of care and health equity and CLC in systems of care for children with chronic respiratory conditions by increasing faculty/trainee diversity, and incorporating CLC and FCC care into interdisciplinary training and practice.
- Positively impact the systems of care for CYSHCN at a population level by providing professional development and technical assistance, and engaging with communities, Title V agencies, and other MCH-related organizations.
- Provide and evaluate a distinct PPC Project-Specific Collaboration with State Title V/MCH Agencies/Other Related Programs.
PPC-Developed Resources for the MCH Library at Georgetown University
- Sleep in Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women: Knowledge Path
- Sleep in Babies, Kids, Teens, and Pregnant Women: Resources for Families
- Sleep: Resources for Schools
- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Resources for Professionals
- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Resources for Families
In the News
Making Lifelong Connections 2018
Leadership, Networking, and Career Development for MCH Trainees.
The University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center hosted the 2018 national “Making Lifelong Connections: A Leadership, Networking, and Career Development Meeting for Current and Former MCHB Trainees” (MLC). This meeting brings together students and professionals from various healthcare disciplines who are participating in, or who have previously participated in, graduate-level Interdisciplinary Leadership Training Programs funded by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).