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26th Princeton Conference Posits Where Next? Twenty Years After "To Err is Human"

Karen Feinstein again participated as a member of the planning committee and a session moderator at the 26 th Annual Princeton Conference , held May 21-23, 2019. JHF has been a long-time sponsor of this important platform for bringing ...
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Pittsburgh…We Have Liftoff!

Liftoff PGH 2020 is both an event and ongoing process that will bring together key stakeholders to move our region to a new space and position itself strategically as a frontier for healthcare innovation and adaptive to the descriptive...
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Youth Advocates Visit Legislators in Harrisburg for Mental Health Awareness Day

On May 6th, 19 youth advocates from southwestern Pennsylvania traveled to Harrisburg for Mental Health Awareness Day. The students represented 13 high schools in Allegheny and Beaver Counties, including; Aliquippa, Baldwin, Beaver, Bea...
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A Reimagined PA WIC Program Introduced during “WIC Month”

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as the WIC Program , has been a cornerstone in efforts to support healthier pregnancies and improved birth outcomes for qualifying mothers, babies, and ...
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The Heinz Endowments awards 300k in support of JHF programs for women and seniors

The Heinz Endowments has made a significant grant to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to help launch two new programs in 2019: $100,000 for the Grandparent Activist Network (GRAN) to strengthen the connections between the regions senio...
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2019 Summer Interns Arrive

  The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) welcomed twelve emerging, multidisciplinary healthcare leaders who are participating in the Foundation's 2019 summer internship program. Over the next ten weeks, the interns will get an int...
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Dementia Friendly Communities Growing in Pennsylvania

Currently, there are over 400,000 Pennsylvanians, age 65 and older, living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. By 2025, that number will rise to 450,000, impacting approximately 675,000 care partners. That is over one million...
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Senior Connections for Recreation and Exercise Continues to Motivate People

 The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has continued to grow its Senior Connections programs since its 2016 launch. Senior Connections partner Venture Outdoors recently launched its new online application Venture Outdoors Walks ....
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Consumer Technology Association Foundation supports Virtual Senior Academy with 50K grant

The CTA Foundation recently approved a $50,000 grant to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to increase participation in the Virtual Senior Academy TM and grow its Tech Buddy program. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation, ...
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Heinz Healthcare Informatics Students Impress with Maternity Decision Support System Projects

On May 1, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and WHAMglobal staff attended the final poster presentations of Heinz College Healthcare Informatics students. Taught by Board of Trustees Member, Rema Padman, PhD, the students engaged in a...
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JHF Trustees Profiles: Dick Simon, Life Trustee

"To serve on a charitable board… if you can't give money, be able to get it." Dick Simon, 98 years young, is the longest-serving trustee of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Montefiore Hospital, with more than 65 years of combined s...
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JHF Staff Profiles: Richard Smith, MSW, Program Director

Richard Smith, MSW, joined JHF in October 2010 as a Program Associate for the HIV/AIDS hospital readmissions reduction project and has served as the HIV/AIDS Program Director since 2012. Richard earned a dual bachelor's in Psychology a...
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JHF Assembles Healthcare Leaders at the International Women's Forum in Barcelona

During the International Women's Forum conference in Barcelona , JHF helped to organize the April 11 breakfast meeting for IWF leaders who share an interest in health and health care. The first formal program of IWF's Women in Health C...
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JHF Staff Conduct Study Tour of Spain's Dementia Strategies

Before and during the April 10-12 International Women's Forum conference in Barcelona, JHF staff studied the outstanding work in Alzheimer's research and senior care in Spain, which has one of the world's highest longevity rates. JHF P...
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Overflow Crowd at the First Learning Collaborative of PA PQC in Harrisburg

  The statewide kickoff for the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) was standing-room only. The April 24 event at the Harrisburg Hilton was the first gathering of healthcare professionals who will work across dis...
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Nina Butler Starts Work as Project Coordinator of 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative

Nina Butler, EdD, an educator with extensive experience in the nonprofit world, was named by the Foundation as Project Coordinator for the 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative. She joined the staff on May 1. The initi...
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Teen Mental Health Efforts Underway in Zip Code 15217

The 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative, a joint effort of JHF and other Jewish organizations, is giving rise to events even before the initiative begins its work in earnest. On April 28, the JCC hosted a "Community ...
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Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative Relays Legislative Agenda to Harrisburg Leaders

The Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative held its spring meeting with a dozen state legislators and administration officials on April 29 in Harrisburg. The 25 members from PHFC, a network of 45 health foundations across the state,...
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WHAMglobal Participates in U.S. Birth Summit IV

Over 150 leaders met in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from March 30 to April 2 to envision an equitable maternity care system. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WHAMglobal were among the sponsors of the U.S. Birth Summit IV, created and org...
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Death & Dying Fellowship Concludes With Post-Gazette Feature Story

The 2019 Death & Dying Fellowship concluded on April 1 with the fellows practicing their skills in conducting end-of-life conversations, after receiving guidance from guest speaker Dr. Bob Arnold, chief of Palliative Care and Medic...
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