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The Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative Launches To Improve Health Care For Moms And Babies

  PITTSBURGH, April 24 – Pennsylvania became the 35 th state with a Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC) ( www.papqc.org ) during a statewide kick-off on April 24 in Harrisburg with over 230 healthcare professionals and partners ...
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Applications now open for the 2019 Patient Safety Fellowship

The Patient Safety Fellowship prepares recent and current graduate students to apply emerging methods and strategies in implementation science, team-based problem-solving, and continuous quality improvement for healthcare settings. The...
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Milton Fine's Legacy for Rewarding Teamwork Excellence in Health Care

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation pays tribute to the life and work of Milton Fine , who died March 27 at the age of 92.  Milt's contributions to Pittsburgh's cultural life and the Jewish community are well-known, as is his busines...
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First Meeting of WHAMglobal Board of Trustees Spans the Globe

The first Board of Trustees meeting of WHAMglobal (Women's Health Activist Movement Global), held as a webinar from the JHF office on the afternoon of March 13, was a worldwide affair. Nadene Alhadeff logged in from Australia — local t...
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JHF to Host Women of Impact Project on Public Health with Support from de Beaumont Foundation

Women of Impact is an executive leadership organization committed to realigning the healthcare system to meet the needs of all Americans. Its members include 65 leaders representing all facets of the healthcare industry. JHF CEO Karen ...
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Building a Youth Advocacy Movement: Local Students Present at Rep. Dan Miller's Mental Health Summit

The teenagers participating in JHF's Youth Advocacy Network opened their session at the State Rep. Dan Miller's Disability and Mental Health Summit on March 14 by asking participants: Have you ever been passionate about something? Have...
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California Teen Presents Youth Mental Health Model Inspired by Australia

JHF hosted a presentation on March 22 about youth mental health work in Northern California, inspired by approaches in Australia. Steven Adelsheim, MD, director of the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Depart...
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh Receives 'Partnership of Distinction' Award

Collaboration is essential to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) has epitomized the collaborative approach across Allegheny County since 2015, building local partnerships to help communities work together to stop new...
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Dementia Friends Receives Grant from Jefferson Regional to Serve the South Hills

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania, a program of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, has received a $25,000 grant from the Jefferson Regional Foundation Board of Directors. The grant will help fund Dementia Friends Pennsylvania to empower the...
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Down with Ageism: JHF Supports Events With Ashton Applewhite

The decision to underwrite Ashton Applewhite's March 19 talk in the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures series was an easy one. The author of " This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism " advocates a message that coincides with JHF's wor...
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Women of Impact Panel at Health Datapalooza Makes the Case for Engagement

"We have to listen to our community," said Susan Turney, MD, CEO of the Marshfield Clinic Health System, during the Women of Impact (WOI) session at the 2019 Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC, on March 28. "All the data in the world...
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JHF Vice Chair Debra Caplan Receives 'Women of Influence' Award

Debra Caplan, MPA, vice chair of JHF's Board of Trustees, was selected as one of the region's Women of Influence by the Pittsburgh Business Times. She received the award at a ceremony at the Westin Convention Center Hotel on March 20. ...
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Cradle Cincinnati Shares Strategies for Reducing Infant Mortality

Two co-founders of Cradle Cincinnati , a collaborative formed to reduce infant mortality, told their story to their counterparts in Allegheny County at a meeting convened by JHF on March 18.   The two Ohio doctors — Elizabeth Kell...
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'Stop the Bleed' Training Continues With JHF Support

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh offered free training for people without a medical background to provide life-saving aid to victims of severe trauma.  The March 19 session, held at Rodef Shalom, is part of the ongoing ...
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Now You're Talking: JHF Funds 'Family Spinner Project'

The Family Spinner is a simple game that gets people talking. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has supported its free distribution in March through three Jewish schools in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood: Community Day School, ...
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A Tribute to Rob Restuccia, an Ally in Healthcare Reform

The Foundation mourns the loss of Rob Restuccia, a longtime friend and ally who was a national leader in healthcare reform. Restuccia died March 3 at the age of 69 from pancreatic cancer. Restuccia created a grassroots movement in Mass...
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ACNM-PA Holds the First Annual Midwifery Forward Conference

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation provided support for Midwifery Forward 2019, the first annual meeting for the Pennsylvania Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives ( ACNM-PA ), held March 23 at Wilson College in Chambersbur...
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JHF Supports 'One Health One Planet' Symposium at Phipps

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was among the sponsors of the " One Health One Planet " Symposium held at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on March 13 and 14. This year's gathering focused on food, with more than 20 exper...
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Indiana University Renames Graduate School for Paul O'Neill, PRHI Co-Founder

Paul O'Neill, co-founder of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, has made a major gift to Indiana University, the educational institution he calls "instrumental in preparing me for all that followed" and for instilling "intellect...
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'CEO in Classroom' Schools Local Leaders on Educating for Workforce Development

As part of the Foundation's longstanding commitment to educating and preparing the region's workforce, JHF President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, went back to school on March 12. She was among the 30 Pittsburgh-area leaders enrol...
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