The University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Preparedness (UPCPHP) provided frontline public health and health care professionals, with access to national and local preparedness information and public health competency-based training resources. Funding for UPCPHP was provided through the Center for Public Health Practice by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2004 to 2010.
The Pittsburgh Influenza Prevention Project (PIPP) was a three year partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools to understand if non- pharmaceutical interventions were effective in reducing influenza in school children, grades K-5. There were 10 schools. Five schools received a WHACK THE FLU intervention; 5 did not. Absences were monitored in all schools.
Established in 2008, the School Based Research and Practice Network (SBRPN) was a partnership between The Center for Public Health Practice in the Graduate School of Public Health and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). The network acted as a liaison between investigators and school administrators, assisted investigators in all facets of community-engaged research in schools, and supported the use of research results to inform policy.
WalkWorks is a community-based walking and pedestrian transportation program for people of all ages and all abilities that:
- identifies and marks safe walking routes,
- sponsors free community-based walking groups, and
- promotes change in local policies to promote walking.