Outreach Overview

Passavant Hospital Foundation advances the health and wellness of our community through educational seminars and special community initiatives

Passavant Hospital Foundation’s outreach improves our community’s health through presentations by knowledgeable health professionals. Last year the Foundation provided 30 seminars reaching nearly 2,000 people. Sessions were led by UPMC Passavant physicians, clinicians, therapists and others who are experts in their fields. Our general outreach programs are FREE and open to ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

Click Here to Read Passavant Hospital Foundation 2020 Annual Report. 

#respond2reality: The Impacts of Social Media on Mental Health and Domestic Violence

September 16, 2022 | 7:30AM - 1:00PM | Cumberland Woods Conference Center, 700 Cumberland Woods Drive Allison Park, PA 15101

Keynote Speaker: Ryan Klingensmith, LPC, NCC |  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor. Founder of Shape the Sky: Creating responsible kids on smartphones.

Social Isolation has been a norm for the past two years resulting in the increasing needs to use digital platforms as a means of communication. Our youth and young adults have had an increase in mental health issues as well as a rise in domestic violence because of being socially isolated. This program is intended to enlighten the participants of different media platforms that may not be safe and encourage communication with specialists, parents or caregivers in providing tools for prevention and knowledge for assistance with any mental health issues or domestic violence situations. 

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, and ASWB. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.


Living Life Post Cancer Treatment

In Person - Nine Week Program begins September 14, 2022
Every Wednesday, 6:00PM - 8:30PM at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant, McCandless

The Living Life Post Cancer Treatment program is a free in person program for adults who have completed treatment for any cancer diagnosis within the last two years. This nine week program covers the benefits of exercise, nutrition, emotional support and medical management, and will help you bridge the gap between cancer treatment and life after cancer. Each class offers 30 minutes of exercise and a presentation from experts. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register, contact: Colleen Dwyer Diehl at 412-338-1919 or colleen@cancerbridges.org


Let Us Help You Quit - Freedom From Smoking Clinic

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  - Explorer your "why"
  • FDA - approved medications increase your chances for success  - Nicotine replacement aids
  • Preparing for your quit day  - Strategies for change
  • Lifestyles Strategies  - Obstacles to quitting, managing stress, and avoiding weight gain
  • Staying tobacco-free  - Support for the journey

When:  7 Week Session Start on September 6, 2022 on Tuesdays from 4:00PM to 6:00PM 

Where:  UPMC Passavant - McCandless 9100 Babcock Boulevard | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Click Here to Register


Virtual  Wellness Works

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.

Reservations are required. Please call 412-748-6640 to register with name and email to receive further communication on how to attend. 

Growing Older Not Up: Ideas for Staying Independent 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM | Virtually 

Abstract:  In today’s world of post Covid isolation it is ever challenging to stay engaged in life and maintain a healthy lifestyle, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We will explore some of the ways in which health is influenced by our habits, roles and routines. We will look at the effects of environment, culture, beliefs, body functions and motivation impacting engagement in activities that are meaningful.  We will address areas of self-care, nutrition, play/ leisure and overall well-being.  We will look at the evidence supporting a healthy mind as well as body.

Speaker: Lynne Huber, OT, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

For The Health of It


Join us in the Spring for our 2022 “For the Health of It” CCAC Series. A Certificate of Attendance for 2.0 Hours 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. Registration is required. Call 412-788-7546 to register.

Click Here to View the Fall 2022 CCAC Course Schedule   

Community Partnerships

Passavant Hospital Foundation sponsors and host several Continuing Education Credit Conferences and Community Events throughout the year.

In 2022 the Foundation sponsored numerous events such as:

The Bridge to Hope

  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant "Colon Cancer Screenings" 
  • Little Medical School  
  • Bridge to Hope
  • Shred-A-Thon