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David Ehrenwerth Retires as JHF Board Chair, JHF Welcomes New Board Leadership and Members

As we approach a new year that brings transitions in our board, JHF honors Board Chair David Ehrenwerth, JD as his three-year tenure comes to an end. David's support of JHF began in 1990, with the Foundation's creation. As a board memb...
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Patient Safety and Technology Full Court Press Team Launches

The Full Court Press Patient Safety Policy Team, which advocates for a National Patient and Provider Safety Authority (NPSA), convened in November for their first virtual meeting. Team members, who include Board members from JHF and it...
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Liftoff PGH is In Flight

The wait is over: The fun at Liftoff PGH begins today! We are thrilled to share a jam-packed lineup of virtual panels, thought talks, networking sessions, and much more. From December 1-14, we've designed a schedule that will fit into ...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Grants $160,000 to Innovation Works Healthcare Safety Competition

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has granted Innovation Works (IW) $160,000 to support the 2021 "Hardware Cup" International Healthcare Safety Competition. This new competition will prepare the Pittsburgh region to lead the devel...
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JHF Announces Grant to AcademyHealth for Health Policy Salon Series

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved a $50,000 grant for AcademyHealth to organize a "Health Policy Salon Series" during 2021 to spark momentum at the federal level on the three policy targets for JHF's Full Court Press init...
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Maternity Full Court Press Team Assembles

The new Comprehensive Approaches to Pregnancy and Postpartum Care Full Court Press Team will focus on advancing state and local policy objectives for midwives, WIC, and doulas/perinatal community health workers. These efforts will buil...
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Salk Fellowship Celebrates International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The 2020 Salk Health Activist Fellowship concluded on November 19th, culminating in a project to connect the 27 fellows with legislators. The fellows reflected on how the fellowship experience will impact them as the push for healthcar...
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Senior Care Full Court Press Team Addresses Current Crisis

As part of the Full Court Press initiative, the Senior Living Team aims to advance policies to develop a renewed model of senior living. The Team of Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and Health Careers Futures Board members first met ...
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New Documentary Sheds Light on Causes of COVID-19 Crisis in Nursing Homes

A new documentary short film, entitled What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, has finished production, and is now available for viewing online. The documentary examines how the COVID-19 crisis has devastated many long-term care facil...
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National Academy of Sciences and Medicine Launches Senior Living Study

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed significant challenges to providing quality senior care, many of which have existed in our senior living model for decades. With the aim of finding a solution, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation is plea...
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PA Extends Long-Term Care COVID-19 Support Program

Over the past five months, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation has served as a lead educator in the Regional Response Health Collaboratives Program (RRHCP), which aims to support long-term care residents and staff during the COVID-19 pand...
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Nancy D. Zionts Receives Kelly Pruitt Award for Lifetime Achievement

On November 24, Jewish Healthcare Foundation COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy D. Zionts, MBA was given the Kelly Pruitt Award for Lifetime Achievement/Age Friendly Awards of Excellence from the Southwestern PA Partnerships for Aging...
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AHN, Highmark, and UPMC Join Together Again to Fund AIDS Free Pittsburgh

AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) has received renewed funding commitments from Allegheny Health Network (AHN), UPMC, and new project funding from the Highmark Foundation to support its work towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Allegheny C...
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Dementia Friends Advances Activities Across Pennsylvania

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania was included in the commonwealth's 2020-2024 State Plan on Aging, which The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) creates every four years to provide a vision and direction for Pennsylvania's network of a...
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Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society and Jewish Healthcare Foundation Hold Virtual Program on COVID-19

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was pleased to co-host the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society-Western Division's Fall 2020 program on November 10th. Titled "COVID-19 Across the Healthcare Spectrum," this was the Society's first virtual p...
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Celebrating the Life of Dick Simon

It is with great sadness that we remember Richard "Dick" Simon, a beloved board member, who passed away peacefully on November 4, just a few months shy of his 100th birthday. He was the longest-serving Trustee of the Jewish Healthcare ...
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Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative Annual Conference Highlights Key Health Issues for Pennsylvanians

The PA Health Funders Collaborative held their annual conference via Zoom November 9th to 12th, highlighting key issues facing the health of Pennsylvanians. The issues of COVID-19, racial disparities, health equity, social justice, tec...
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Henry L. Hillman Foundation Grants JHF $120,000 for Contact Tracing

The Henry L. Hillman Foundation recently approved a contribution in the amount of $120,000 to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh (JHF), to support the Southwestern Pennsylvania COVID-19 Contact Tracing Consortium. Led by th...
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Statewide WIC Summit Convenes Key Stakeholders

On October 14 and 15, over 300 WIC statewide leaders, advocates and stakeholders convened virtually for the Pennsylvania WIC Stakeholders' Collaborative Summit webinars. Hosted by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the Pennsylvania H...
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JHF Grants Allegheny Health Network $75,000 Grant to Reinvest in Quality Maternal Care Model

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) granted Allegheny Health Network (AHN) $75,000 to launch a plan to re-design a value-based care model for women and infants. This model includes incorporating social workers into AHN maternity car...
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