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UPMC launches Emergency Food Box Program 

Food boxes like this one filled with non-perishable food items are now available at the UPMC Community Life Center located in the Williamsport YMCA, as well as UPMC emergency departments and outpatient centers. The health system recently started the Emergency Food Box program to help those in need.

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Women empowering women at the 'Cancer Survivorship Conference'

In Harrisburg, the UPMC Hillman Center hosted its annual Women’s Cancer Survivorship Conference on Saturday. The free one-day retreat allowed attendees to learn how to care for their bodies through interactive sessions with experts on nutrition, exercise and mental and spiritual health.

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Live Well Allegheny REACH project brings health resources to priority Black neighborhoods

The coalition featured community-clinical links between Duquesne School of Pharmacy, the UPMC Children’s Hospital, YMCA, and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. “These links resulted in neighborhood health and food security screenings; referrals for primary care; blood pressure management and diabetes prevention and management; and flu, COVID, and other vaccinations,” says Dr. Gary-Webb.

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