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.

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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.

2015-2020 Goals

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Provide and evaluate a distinct PPC Project-Specific Collaboration with State Title V/MCH Agencies/Other Related Programs.

Read the PPC Summary Progress Report