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Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Pharmacy Agents for Change Fellowship RFA Available

June 26, 2007

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is requesting applications for the Pharmacy Agents for Change Fellowship Program. The program, funding for which was announced in April, is intended to support clinical pharmacists in hospitals and nursing homes in reducing preventable complications that sometimes arise when patients must take multiple medications.

Under the program, as many as six Southwestern Pennsylvania pharmacists will be supported with one-time grants of $15,000 to their host institutions. The pharmacists will undertake projects to expand and transform their roles as patient educators, therapeutic consultants and quality champions. All will undergo training in the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's Toyota-based Perfecting Patient CareSM method of process improvement.

Applicants must submit letters of intent no later than July 23rd. Following a review, JHF will solicit full proposals, due Aug 31st.

Click here to obtain the Fellowship RFA.

Contact:
Pamela Gaynor
412-594-2581

About The Jewish Healthcare Foundation

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is a public charity that offers a unique blend of research, education, grantmaking and program management to advance the quality of clinical care and health of populations, with a focus on improving the quality, efficiency, and safety of health care. JHF and its three operating arms—the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), Health Careers Futures (HCF), and the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal)— are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and serve a national and global audience. JHF is also a founding member of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). For more information, visit www.jhf.org.

Contact:
David Golebiewski
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
412-594-2553 or 412-216-6305 (mobile)
golebiewski@jhf.org

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