Serving the Community

Photo: Pitt Nursing Students work with Dr. Heidi Donovan at a food pantry located less than a mile from the campus.

At the foundation of nursing are values that have fostered a culture of caring and altruism. Nurses give generously of their time and talents by volunteering in the community. Pitt Nurses going back to our founding in 1939 have rolled bandages for the war effort, administered influenza vaccinations at public events, and helped to take care of children at a local clinic. Today, the School hosts the Office of Community Partnerships which leads efforts to meet the health care needs of vulnerable and underserved individuals in the community as well as to continue the Pitt Nursing culture of service and partnership.

Projects managed by this office include a student-run health education center in partnership with a community food pantry. This center provides health promotion and disease prevention education to more than 400 monthly customers of the food bank. The Office of Community Partnerships has also recruited a cadre of volunteers to participate in health fairs and expos in the region. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join in the Office’s efforts to make our community a healthier and happier place to live and work.

Contact us at 412 624-7838 or by e-mail to crcd@pitt.edu.