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Grant Status: Active

Grant Title: University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center Interdisciplinary Leadership

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Project Director(s):

Mary Wagner, MD
Project Director
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL  32610-0296
Phone: 352-273-8380
Email: o

Goals and Objectives:

The UF Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) trains interdisciplinary students and workforce members (medicine, social work, nursing, nutrition and family members) to be leaders in the interdisciplinary, individual and population based care of children and youth with chronic respiratory conditions and, more generally, special healthcare needs (CYSHCN). PPC activities address the needs of underserved individuals and groups and focus on equity in healthcare delivery and health outcomes. Trainees achieve clinical excellence and develop the knowledge base, experience and skills to lead local, regional and national initiatives to develop family centered, culturally competent programs, policies and guidelines that will support children with chronic respiratory conditions and other CYSHCN. PPC training is structured around the 12 MCHB Competencies 3.0, especially the four MCHB Aims of interdisciplinary care, population based health, cultural/linguistic competence and patient and family centered care. The curriculum comprises six components: Core Curriculum Leadership Series, Clinical Preparation, Community Based Activities, Participation in Faculty Activities, Self-Directed Activities and Leadership Journal and Portfolio. Through these, trainees build skills in all competencies. PPC faculty provide continuing education, technical assistance and systems enhancement at local, state, regional and national levels, meeting MCHB training program goals and addressing a number of HP2020 goals. Over the past granting cycle the UF PPC trained 48 long term, 251 medium term and 335 short-term trainees, and provided a total of 711 hours of classroom training. The PPC provided 194 local, statewide, regional or national CE programs to 10,622 interdisciplinary participants and developed 120 education products. The PPC provided TA sessions on 496 topics. Over the upcoming granting cycle, the PPC will continue to provide and evaluate high quality interdisciplinary leadership training to the five core disciplines, to engage family members in healthcare and train family leaders, to provide CE, TA and systems enhancement, to increase diverse recruitment and cultural competence, and to promote collaboration with Title V and other MCH organizations for strong regional and national impact.

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