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UPMC Center for Social Impact e-Newsletter

The UPMC Center for Social Impact e-Newsletter is an e-newsletter for community-based organizations featuring the work of the UPMC Center for Social Impact and its efforts to address social determinants of health through targeted, innovative programs for UPMC Health Plan members and the broader community.

Winter 2021 e-Newsletter

Happy New Year! We typically begin a new year by reflecting on the year past and envisioning what lies ahead. Saying 2020 was unprecedented is, perhaps, an understatement. But there were also things for which we can be grateful—and achievements that were made possible through collaboration.

At the UPMC Center for Social Impact, we’re proud of the work we accomplished in 2020, and we anticipate 2021 will be a year of opportunity for our partners and for us.

Here are a few of our 2020 accomplishments:

"Social determinants of health" are the focus of the first season of the Good Health, Better World podcast.
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Through a grant from Partner4Work and in collaboration with the Neighborhood Resilience Project, we began recruitment for Freedom House 2.0 to train unemployed and underemployed individuals to be the next generation of community paramedics.
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Our supportive housing program for homeless UPMC Health Plan members—Cultivating Health for Success—served more than twice as many members in 2020, thanks to a strong collaboration with Community Human Services and our care coordination team.
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We’d love to hear about your goals for the new year. Contact us at, and we can talk about working together to help you meet those goals.

Recent News

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UPMC Launches EMS Training Program for Low-income Individuals
UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care Receives $3.76M PCORI Award to Improve Digital and In-person Access to Behavioral Health Care for Moms on Medicaid

UPMC and UPMC Health Plan Community Initiatives

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UPMC Community Benefits Report

Previous UPMC Center for Social Impact e-Newsletters

Fall 2020