The University of Washington Pediatric Pulmonary Center Training Grant The Pediatric Pulmonary Center in Seattle, Washington is one of six Pediatric Pulmonary Centers nationwide. The Pediatric Pulmonary Centers are leadership and clinical training programs funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The mission of the Pediatric Pulmonary Centers (PPCs) is to develop interdisciplinary leaders who will improve the health of children with respiratory conditions through the provision of family-centered care. These training programs aim to promote comprehensive, coordinated, family centered, and culturally sensitive systems of health care that serve the diverse needs of all families within their communities. PPC traineeships are available in pulmonary medicine, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, respiratory care, physical therapy, and social work. Funding is available for long term traineeships of at least 300 hours of clinical and didactic experience. University of Washington PPC provides exemplary interdisciplinary leadership and clinical training for graduate and post-graduate trainees in the following fields:
- Respiratory Care
- Social Work
The program strives to provide trainees in all disciplines with a comprehensive and individualized curriculum encompassing relevant clinical challenges in pediatric lung disease, public policy and advocacy issues, cross-cultural sensitivity training, and research skills. Graduates from the program are trained to take on roles of national leadership in the assessment, policy development, and assurance of systems of care required by children with chronic respiratory conditions and their families.
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