The Children's Health and Nutrition Goals and Education (CHANGE) Program is a community outreach program offered through the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI), in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Clinical Trials and Science Institute (CTSI), that seeks to develop, enhance, and educate the community of Pittsburgh and surrounding region on healthier living, nutrition, and overall wellness.
CHANGE is committed to the proactive prevention of childhood and adult obesity, and offers:
UPMC HVI community outreach presenters visit local elementary, middle, and high schools to present information about healthy eating and lifestyle during gym and health classes. During the summer, presenters visit children participating in the summer free food programs and YMCA summer camps around the city.
To donate to CHANGE, call Tracey Ryan, HVI, at 412-647-9806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To schedule a CHANGE screening or presentation in your school, community center, or church, call 1-855-876-2484 (UPMC-HVI) and ask to be directed to Tim Powell, RN, or email the CHANGE Program.
UPMC CHANGE Program
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213