As one of PUMP’s Advocacy + Public Policy Agenda key themes, we support Equitable Access to Health + Wellness.
The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the public spaces we share are as crucial to the region’s collective health as access to affordable healthcare and accessible grocery stores.
- Affordable, high quality, comprehensive healthcare options for all.
- Accessible, safe recreational spaces and activities in every neighborhood.
- Access to affordable, healthy food in every neighborhood.
- Clean air and water for all including green infrastructure and sustainable practices.
These are a few of the projects PUMP is actively involved in to ensure the Pittsburgh region has equitable access to health and wellness for all. Check out our community calendar for additional events and activities to get involved in these and other key regional issues.
- Kickball for a Cause – Kickball for a Cause is an annual event that raises funds and awareness for nonprofit and charitable organizations in the Pittsburgh region that align with PUMP’s advocacy efforts. People nominate and vote for the nonprofits, and PUMP highlights and raises funds for the chosen cause(s) leading up to and during the tournament.
- PUMPed to Run – PUMPed to Run is a weekday morning running group composed of residents of local homeless shelters and volunteer mentor runners. Through the leadership of PUMP staff and an Advisory Council, the program seeks to encourage sportsmanship and a team mentality to help set physical running goals, promote confidence, and encourage self-sufficiency.
- Pittsburgh Sports League (PSL) – PUMP runs the nationally recognized PSL which brings together over 24,000 young adults of all genders each year through recreational sports and activities.
- Adagio Health Symposium – PUMP is a partial sponsor of the annual Adagio Health Symposium on Transforming Women’s Health. During the inaugural Symposium in 2018, PUMP hosted a networking happy hour in collaboration with Adagio’s Young Leadership Council.
- Community Service – PUMP staff and volunteers perform 2 or more service projects to improve community recreational spaces each year.
- Our kids. Our commitment. – PUMP is a Steering Committee organization for Our kids. Our commitment., which in 2018 advocated for the Allegheny County Children’s Fund, a ballot initiative to support programs proven to ensure the wellbeing of kids: early childhood learning, after school programs, and nutritious meals. Although it did not pass, new partnerships and thousands of conversations about how all of us in Allegheny County can invest in our kids began. The coalition remains committed to creating positive change.