The University of Wisconsin-Madison Pediatric Pulmonary Center (UW PPC) is one of six centers in the nation funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau to train future leaders in the care of children with chronic illness. Since 1985, the UW PPC has provided interdisciplinary, graduate and post-graduate training for graduate students in the core disciplines of nursing, social work, medicine, nutrition, and respiratory therapy.
The UW PPC leadership training takes place within the framework of serving children with respiratory conditions and their families in the mid-west region. We encourage hands-on involvement in education, product development, outreach and research. We offer a unique perspective as we serve a large geographic area that includes a diverse patient population in both urban and rural areas. The faculty and trainees commit to working together to improve the quality of life and care for children with chronic respiratory conditions. We collaborate with patients, families and trainees to develop continuing education offerings, academic course work and patient education materials.
The UW PPC is committed to interdisciplinary teaching and healing while providing family centered, community based, culturally competent, coordinated care.
The mission of the UW PPC is to develop leaders who will improve the health of children with respiratory conditions through the provision of family-centered care.
The UW PPC maintains five main goals: