Broad purposes that the program is aiming to achieve:
The mission of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) of UPMC is to improve the health and well-being of children, youth, young adults, and families through:
• Accessible health care services in the context of their families, cultures, and communities
• Interdisciplinary health care education for health professional trainees and practitioners as well as children, youth, young adults, families, and communities
• Research to increase understanding of disparities in health, promote health equity, and improve health outcomes for children, youth, young adults, and families
• Engagement with children, youth, young adults, and families in their communities as allies and advocates
The community the program is designed to serve:
Pittsburgh communities in which Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults experience disparity in health care with a focus on groups which are particularly marginalized, including low income, rural, urban, and food insecure groups.
The values and guiding principles which define its standards:
Putting patients and families first through quality and safety; dignity and respect; caring and listening; responsibility and integrity; and excellence and innovation.