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Patient Safety Full Court Press Team Examines Tech and QI Options

On February 25, the National Patient and Provider Safety Authority (NPSA) Full Court Press team discussed how technology and quality improvement methods can achieve patient safety with less overload on providers. The meeting was part o...
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WQED Screens JHF COVID-19 Long Term Care Documentary

On February 24, WQED, with host Lynne Hayes-Freeland, held a virtual event to spark discussion about how the current COVID-19 crisis unveiled the underlying systemic issues facing long-term care facilities and threatening the safety of...
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NPSA Advocacy Coalition Kicks Off

On February 23, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative brought together the inaugural National Patient & Provider Safety Authority (NPSA) Coalition to align policy and advocacy efforts to create ...
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Maternal Health Policy Salon Brings Experts to D.C. Leaders

On February 22, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) partnered with AcademyHealth to host a closed-door virtual policy discussion on maternal health priorities for 2021. The Policy Salon brought together bipartisan and bicameral seni...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Supports AcademyHealth Conference

During the AcademyHealth 2021 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein moderated a breakout session with speakers Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, P...
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PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative Presents 2021 Goals

On February 25, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) met to discuss priorities for 2021. The collaborative, launched in 2019, aims to reduce maternal mortality and improve care for pregnant and postpartum women and...
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Dementia Friends PA Translates Curriculum for Accessibility

As part of a partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Dementia Friends Pennsylvania received funding to translate the Dementia Friends curriculum into additional languages, with the goal of making Dementia Friends accessi...
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Looking Back on Patient Safety Efforts with Naida Reed

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's work with Naida Reed, author of The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare: Improving Patient Care Using Toyota Based Methods. As the Full Court Press ...
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Steelers Mask-Wearing Signs Distributed Throughout Region

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation completed a successful lawn sign campaign in partnership with the Steelers to promote mask wearing to stop the spread of COVID-19. The signs featured Steelers' players and slogans of reminders to wear a...
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Full Court Press Members Oriented to JHF

In February, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation oriented seven Full Court Press team members, who will join JHF's initiative to advance key policy around a National Patient and Provider Safety Authority, senior living, and comprehensive ...
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Farewell to Marsha Shisman and Catherine Mutunga

We are sad to say goodbye to two staff members, HIV/AIDS Grants Manager Marsha Shisman and Administrative Assistant Catherine Mutunga, two resilient and resourceful individuals who contributed much during their years with JHF. A native...
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Patient Safety Full Court Press Team Advances in 2021

Full speed ahead into a new year, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Patient Safety Full Court Press Team met virtually on January 25 to discuss policy and technology considerations for a National Patient and Provider Safety Authority ...
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Senior Living Full Court Press Team Explores Teaching Nursing Facility Model

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Seniors Full Court Press Team met virtually January 28 to discuss actionable solutions to the issues plaguing the long-term care system. Experts explored the most promising care and policy options for...
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Maternity Full Court Press Team Prepares Next Steps

On January 20, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF) Maternity Full Court Press Team gathered virtually for their first meeting of 2021, to build momentum for advancing key policies related to perinatal community health workers (CHW...
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Statewide Program Highlights Maternal Mental Health Innovations During Pandemic

The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) hosted a January 26 Maternal Health Awareness Day program in partnership with the PA Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Pennsylvani...
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WHAMglobal Board and Learning Collaborative Convene

On Thursday, December 10th, the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) Safer Childbirth Cities team convened its first Learning Collaborative virtual meeting. The Learning Collaborative welcomed Brown Mamas, The Birthing ...
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Liftoff PGH Announces Regional Agenda for Leadership in Health Technology

Liftoff PGH demonstrated that Pittsburgh has all the essential pieces to be an international leader in applying frontier technologies to healthcare safety, quality and effectiveness. But we must have the regional vision, commitment, co...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Joins to Serve Communities

The JHF Teen Mental Health Collaborative has been hard at work since launching in late 2020. Representatives of the 14 grantee organizations have attended several virtual meetings, during which the Collaborative has defined their objec...
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Youth Advocate Wins PA NAMI Award

The PA Youth Advocacy Network is pleased to share that youth advocate Abby Rickin-Marks has been chosen as the recipient of the NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania's 2021 Youth Mental Health Leadership Award. We are so proud of Abby and her wor...
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International Women’s Forum Meeting Focuses on Long-Term Care

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) hosted a virtual meeting for the International Women's Forum Pittsburgh chapter on January 21, 2021. JHF President and CEO Karen Feinstein and JHF Board Chair Debra Caplan led the discussion on th...
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