Posts Categorized: Community Health

Four Schools Win National Healthy Schools Award

Four local schools – Pittsburgh Brookline, Langley, Phillips, and Manchester – have been named among America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, with the prestigious National Healthy Schools Bronze Award for their efforts to create healthier school environments for students and staff. Through a school-health partnership with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh,… Read more »

Down Syndrome Center Helps Young Athletes Reach for the Stars at Football Camp

Male athletes with Down syndrome had the chance to play football with local high school teams at a two-night football camp sponsored by the Down Syndrome Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh on June 14 and 15. The Football Camp for the STARS was founded in 2010… Read more »

Enhancing Access to Care With Telemedicine

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has made great strides in telemedicine, breaking down the barriers of time and distance to bring pediatric subspecialty care to more patients than ever before using technological innovations. Specialized equipment allows doctors at our hospital in Lawrenceville to hear a patient’s heartbeat, view x-rays, and share information in real… Read more »

Children’s Hospital joins Common Threads in celebrating Cooking For Life Month

We’re getting a healthy start to 2018 with Common Threads by celebrating Cooking for Life month, and a commitment to nutrition and healthy cooking. Children’s Healthy Schools Program partners with Common Threads to educate children on nutrition and well being, empower them to make healthier choices, and become change agents in their families, schools and… Read more »

American Academy of Pediatrics Recognizes Local Doctor

Diego Chaves-Gnecco MD, MPH, FAAP, director and founder of the program SALUD Para Niños at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC received the F. Edwards Rushton CATCH Award at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, IL. Sept. 15-19, 2017. Named in honor of F. Edwards Rushton, Sr., MD, FAAP;… Read more »