Passavant Hospital Foundation Upcoming Education and Outreach Programs

For The Health Series

Passavant Hospital Foundation partners with UPMC Passavant to provide a wide variety of health and wellness education programs free to the public. The courses below feature speakers who are top-notch physicians, clinicians, and researchers providing up-to-date medical information in layperson’s terms. The sessions are interactive with time for questions and answers.

A Certificate of Attendance is awarded for these seminars. UPMC Passavant is a hospital accredited by The Joint Commission and an approved provider for continuing education requirements for professional nurses.

UPMC Passavant - McCandless Campus 
Assembly Hall - Across from the Chapel
9100 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237


Click Here to Register for the For Your Health Series or Call 412-748-6641

Wellness Works Series 

Passavant Hospital Foundation supports UPMC Passavant in McCandless and Cranberry by advancing health and wellness through education, outreach, and grant-making. Join Passavant Hospital Foundation for a new virtual education program with speakers who are expert physicians and top-notch clinicians, providing up-to-date medical information with time for questions and answers. The sessions will be held virtually and are FREE and open to the public. 

Northland Public Library
300 Cumberland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

To Register Click Here or Call 412-366-8100 Ext 113 

Exercising for Improving Bone Health and Preventing Osteoporosis

Thursday, June 27, 2024, | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Northland Public Library

We will be discussing how exercise can be used to help improve or maintain bone density in the presence of osteoporosis/osteopenia or for prevention of development of these conditions. We will also discuss which types of exercises are most beneficial for bone health.

Speaker: Samantha Howland, DPT, UPMC Rehabilitation Institute

Colon Cancer Screening

Saturday, November 9, 2024 | By appointment only
According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the second-deadliest cancer in the United States among men and women combined. But it doesn’t have to be – if everyone 45 years or older got regular
screenings, at least 60% of deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented.

FREE Colon Cancer Screening with FIT kit*, screening guidance, and nurse education.
You qualify for this screening if you:
• Are age 45 to 75 (76 to 85 for those in good health)
• Have not had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years or have never had a colonoscopy
* FIT test kit – a more sensitive and easier stool test done at home. The FIT kit will be provided along with a pre-paid mailer for returning it.
At registration, you will be given the choice of an online or telephone education/Q&A session. After your session, the FIT kit will be mailed to your home.
Health insurance is not required.

Call 412-748-5762 with questions.


Freedom From Smoking Program

UPMC Passavant offers a 7-week Freedom From Smoking® program to help you develop a plan of action for your quit day & support to remain tobacco-free for life!

  • Know if you’re really ready to quit – Explore your “why”
  • FDA-approved medications increase your chances for success – Nicotine replacement aids
  • Preparing for your quit day – Strategies for change
  • Lifestyle Strategies – Obstacles to quitting, managing stress, and avoiding weight gain
  • Staying tobacco-free – Support for the journey

Register for a 7-Week Session Starting in May 2024! 

Each session is hosting at UPMC Passavant-McCandless - 9100 Babcock Boulevard | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Registration is FREE and covers your participant workbook & 1 month supply of over-the-counter nicotine replacement aids - patches, gum and lozenges. 

Click Here to Register or Call 412-748-5762