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Dr. Mary Schroth with a Pediatric Pulmonary Center Patient

Training Leaders in Health Care While Serving Children & Families with Respiratory Conditions in the Midwest Region

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.

Mission & Goals

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:

  • Provide interdisciplinary leadership training for graduate and post graduate professionals.
  • Provide services to children by facilitating family-centered, community based, culturally sensitive, comprehensive care.
  • Pursue basic science and clinical research relevant to pediatric lung disease.
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance in the planning and coordination of services at the local, state, regional and national levels.
  • Provide relevant regional and national continuing education for health care professionals at all levels.
Last updated: 01/06/2014
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