JHF Awards $225K to Support Patient Safety R&D in the Pittsburgh Region

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) announced $225,000 in Regional Autonomous Patient Safety (RAPS) initiative seed grants to support patient safety research and development in the Pittsburgh region. The seed grant program was estab...
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PA PQC Awards 42 Hospitals Maternal Health Recognitions at First Annual Designation Ceremony

The Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) is pleased to announce the recipients of its inaugural Designations Awards which were presented at its annual conference in Harrisburg on May 22, 2024. Designation awards and le...
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Youth Advocates Lead PA Mental Health Awareness Day Proclamations

In recognition of Teen Mental Health Awareness Day on May 23, teens from across Pennsylvania – coordinated by the PA Youth Advocacy Network – drafted a proclamation raising awareness about youth mental health which was recognized in a ...
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Karen Feinstein Delivers Keynote to Hundreds of Physicians at the Ogden-Surgical Medical Society Conference

On May 17, Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, gave a keynote address at the Ogden Surgical-Medical Society's annual conference in Ogden, UT, the l...
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JHF’s Efforts to Help Establish Pennsylvania’s CHW Certification Recognized in Health Affairs

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF) efforts to help establish Pennsylvania's community health worker certification program were recently recognized in an article in Health Affairs highlighting how community health workers (CHWs) c...
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WTAE Highlights Patient Safety Trends and NPSB

On May 20, Pittsburgh's ABC affiliate, WTAE, interviewed Jewish Healthcare Foundation's President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, for a story highlighting worsening patient safety trends both regionally and nationally. Dr. Feinstein...
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Fellowship Alumni Spotlight: Gregg Robbins-Welty, MD, MS, HEC-C

Gregg Robbins-Welty, MD, MS, HEC-C is an internist, psychiatrist, ethicist, and palliative medicine fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed combined training and chief residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, as well...
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Julie Morath Breaks Glass Ceilings While Advancing Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality

Julianne M. Morath, a highly respected healthcare executive, has dedicated over three decades of her career to improving patient safety and healthcare quality. Despite her extensive achievements, she shows no signs of slowing down, con...
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JHF Documentary “The Pitch” Premieres at Cleveland International Film Festival

On April 12, the 28th annual Cleveland International Film Festival hosted the world premiere of the documentary, The Pitch: Patient Safety's Next Generation, followed by Q&As with the filmmakers. In total, over 200 people attended ...
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Families USA Webinar Highlights the Patient Safety Crisis, NPSB Legislation

National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) Advocacy Coalition member Families USA hosted a webinar on April 4 to highlight the problem of preventable medical harm and how the new bipartisan NPSB legislation is an essential part of the soluti...
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From Pittsburgh to the World: JHF’s Vision for 2024

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has been steadily advancing its agenda in 2024 with priorities in each organizational focus area: patient safety, workforce development, women's health, senior and long-term care, HIV/AIDS, and te...
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Over $4M in Maternal Care Innovation Grants Awarded to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

Nearly $4.5 million in awards are currently under contract as part of a maternal care innovation opportunity spearheaded by Pennsylvania lawmakers dedicated to identifying promising practices in maternal care and reducing maternal mort...
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Over $2M Awarded to Support Healthy Food Access Programs Statewide

A nationwide survey completed by Michigan State University stated that 31 percent of people report that the pandemic has affected their ability to feed their families. Several risk factors of maternal mortality, such as hypertension, c...
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JHF Grants State Funds to Philadelphia’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee to Reduce Maternal Deaths

Many states, including Pennsylvania, have formed Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) to analyze maternal deaths within the state and determine their causes. The committees can be a valuable tool to not only identify root cause...
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PA Senator Jay Costa Joins County and Healthcare Leaders at Teen Mental Health Advisory Meeting

Pennsylvania Senator Jay Costa was joined by Allegheny County healthcare officials and representatives of Pittsburgh region's healthcare community during the Teen Mental Health Advisory meeting on April 16 to discuss potential ways tha...
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Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative Shares Its Legislative Agenda with Harrisburg Leaders

The Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC) held its spring policy meeting with state legislators and administrative officials on April 8 in Harrisburg. Twelve members from the PHFC, a statewide network of 22 health foundation...
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JHF Staff Present Dementia Friends at PA Department of Aging’s First Conference for Volunteers

In early April, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) staff members Stacie Bonenberger, MOT, OTR/L, and Anneliese Perry, MS, NHA, presented a Dementia Friends information session to 200 volunteers at the Pennsylvania Department of Ag...
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HIV Outreach Workers Convene in Philadelphia for Bi-Annual Learning Session

Twenty-two outreach workers from 11 HIV service organizations across the Commonwealth gathered in Philadelphia on April 4 for a Minority AIDS Initiative Learning Session facilitated by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. This is the seco...
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Spring CQEL Meeting Showcases New Leadership, Research on Palliative Care Consults

The Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL) convened for its first meeting of the year on April 9 via Zoom. Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA, kicked off the sprin...
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JHF Staff Present at Annual Conference for PA Association for Directors of Nursing Administration

The Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (PADONA) held its annual conference in early April in Hershey, PA, where several Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) staff members gave presentations on its long-t...
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