National Coalition Launches Campaign to Improve Patient Safety

A national advocacy coalition, led by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), has launched a campaign to push for a National Patient Safety Board (NPSB), to address the persistently high rates of medical error in the United S...
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Wall Street Journal Features National Patient Safety Board Proposal

In a September 2 article, the Wall Street Journal published a feature on the National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) proposal spearheaded by the NPSB Advocacy Coalition. The article explores how the NPSB could model the National Transport...
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JHF CEO Karen Feinstein Speaks at Patient Safety Moonshot Panel for World Patient Safety Day

For World Patient Safety Day 2021 on September 17, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein spoke during a panel on the "Patient Safety Moonshot™," a movement to cure medical harm by 2030. The Patient Safety ...
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2021 Salk Fellowship Kicks Off, to Focus on Re-envisioning U.S. Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how years of underfunding and political interference have crippled progress in U.S. public health systems at every level—as they currently operate and as they could be upgraded with modern technology. Wit...
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PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative Awards UPMC Hamot $15,000 to Address Maternal Hypertension

The PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) has awarded UPMC Hamot the $15,000 PA AIM Innovation Award to develop solutions for maternal hypertension. This is part of the PA PQC's AIM Severe Hypertension and Disparities initiative ...
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Local Teen Mental Health Partners Amplify Youth Voice

This is the second article in a series on the JHF Teen Mental Health Collaborative grantees and their work to provide mental wellness and peer supports to Allegheny County youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, aided by a total $318,000 i...
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JHF Sponsors Art Show Featuring Local Teens’ Work on Pandemic, Mental Health

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was pleased to support a teen art exhibition, hosted by local partners The Second Floor at the JCC, the Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh, the Center of Life, and the 10.27 Healing Partnership. The exhibi...
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Terry Fulmer: Pioneering Age-Friendly Care

An internationally recognized expert in geriatrics, Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, has risen to prominence in the fields of nursing, academia, health care, and philanthropy. Having received widespread recognition for her research and cli...
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An Unconventional Bloom: The Jewish Healthcare Foundation Confronts a Pandemic

The newest ROOTS publication chronicles the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's work during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the digital publication is now available online. Physical copies are forthcoming this fall. Read on for the introduction:...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $517K to Support an Innovative Development in Personalized Treatment and Access to Mental Health Support for Teens

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) on August 30 approved new grants to develop an artificial intelligence solution that provides a new approach to research, clinical decision making, and a personalized, safer model of medical exper...
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Young Innovators Pitch Solutions for JHF Fellowship Finale

The inaugural Young Innovators Healthcare Fellowship, funded through grants from the Grable Foundation and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, concluded in August 2021 with a virtual finale event. In a collaborative and creative...
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National and Statewide Advisory Group Launches for Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative

As part of the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative launched in July 2021, a National and Statewide Advisory Group has formed for the initiative and held their first meeting on August 16. The team of esteemed professionals f...
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Full Court Press Team Considers Partnerships for the National Patient Safety Board

On August 10, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's Patient Safety Full Court Press Team met to discuss the next stage of advocating for a National Patient Safety Board (NPSB): focusing on potenti...
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JHF Board Convenes for August 2021

On August 30, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees convened. JHF Board Chair Debra L. Caplan, MPA, called the meeting to order and JHF President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein introduced new staff members Emily Franke, LSW,...
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Community Partners Engage Teens on Mental Health with Expressive Arts

In fall 2020, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) awarded thirteen community-based organizations in Allegheny County a total $318,000 in emergency grants to provide emotional support and opportunities for connection for local teens ...
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Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh Grows with JHF Funding

The Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh (JCBA) continues to meet the demands of the region in maintaining sacred Jewish resting places and in handling all arrangements for free burials of those in need, with a ...
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Tausi Suedi: Global, Maternal, and Child Health Champion

The COVID-19 pandemic brought more threats than solely the danger of a new disease to communities around the world. The pandemic exacerbated pre-existing disparities and increased barriers to addressing them, especially for women's hea...
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WHAMglobal Board Delves into COVID-19’s Disproportional Stressors for Women

During the July Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) board meeting, members explored how COVID-19 disproportionately burdened women globally. The pandemic created unforeseen caregiving pressures, forced women into educa...
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Patient Safety Fellows Propose Innovative Models for Senior Living and Care

This summer's Patient Safety Fellowship concluded at the end of July, as groups of fellows presented four alternative and novel models of safer, better options for seniors across a variety of care and living contexts. The dearth of wor...
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh Attends Millvale Pride

On June 26, public health initiative AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) participated in Millvale's inaugural, volunteer-driven PRIDE event. This was the first outreach table that AFP hosted since COVID-19 cases were identified in the U.S. AFP ...
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