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Pittsburgh Nonprofits to Receive $1 Million Grant to Reduce Maternal Deaths and Narrow Disparities

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 5, 2019) -- The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), and its operating organization the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal), are excited to announce the launch of Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth ...
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2020 Death & Dying Fellowship Applications Open

Returning in January 2020, t he Death & Dying Fellowship takes on a key challenge: the reality that professionals are not well prepared to deal with death, dying, and grieving families. Part of the Feinstein Fellowships by the Jewi...
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JHF’S intergenerational reading program launches in Hazelwood

Amid laughter and high spirits, JHF's intergenerational reading program GRAN kicked off at two after-school programs in Hazelwood last month. Created with help of a $100,000 grant from the Heinz Endowments, GRAN matches volunteers ages...
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PRHI coordinates multiple statewide gatherings for COE, PCMH programs

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's staff members who work on training and education are having a busy fall. Staff members with JHF's Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative operating arm coordinate several statewide Learning Networks. In...
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Liftoff PGH 2020 efforts continue full steam ahead through the fall

Work continued briskly through October on preparation for Liftoff PGH 2020 , with a second advisory committee meeting and the public announcement that Liftoff PGH will merge with the Pittsburgh's Life Sciences Week next year. The combi...
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JHF shares HPV insights with international Rotarians

  The Jewish Healthcare Foundation hosted members of International Rotary on October 28 to share knowledge about HPV vaccination campaigns. Accompanied by Eye and Ear Foundation Chairman George Fechter, the two Rotarians met with ...
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Teen mental health playbook published

The efforts of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and others to create policy action guidelines for expanding adolescent mental health services came to fruition last month. AcademyHealth published Addressing Teen Mental Health Crises: A ...
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Look who’s talking: Family Spinner a hit with local kids, parents

Six months after Jewish Healthcare Foundation supported the free distribution of the low-tech game to three Squirrel Hill parochial schools, the Family Spinner is earning top grades for getting people talking. Developed by two mothers ...
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JHF global health staffer opens youth leadership conference in Qatar

Global Health Associate Hanifa Nakiryowa shared her story with 900 students from 16 countries at a youth leadership summit in Doha, Qatar on October 17. Nakiryowa, a staff member supporting JHF's Women's Health Activist Movement Global...
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JHF-designed session is standing-room-only at Grantmakers in Aging conference

Jewish Healthcare Foundation COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts designed and spoke on a panel about technology for older adults at the October 15-16 Grantmakers in Aging's conference in New York. The subject generated so much i...
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JHF CEO joins regional women leaders at Butler County symposium

More than 200 people crowded into the October 11 Women Shaping Our Region Symposium sponsored by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce . Jewish Healthcare Foundation CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein was one of the six speakers to address quest...
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JHF & WHAMglobal head to Toronto to study women’s health, attend IWF forum

A dozen executive women from Pittsburgh and beyond are heading north of the border next month for a health study tour organized by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and its women's health arm, WHAMglobal. As with previous study tours of...
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TRUSTEE PROFILE: Terence W. Starz, MD

Internist, rheumatologist at Arthritis and Internal Medicine Associates-UPMC Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at UPMC-Shadyside Hospital; clinical professor of Medicine and of Occupational Therapy at the University of Pittsburg...
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STAFF PROFILE: Deborah Murdoch, MPH, Program Manager

​ Throughout her studies and into her career, Deborah Murdoch has bridged two worlds, and happily so. Her enjoyment of science and math set this Sewickley native on a pre-med track at the College of William and Mary , a cutting-edge re...
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JHF hosted several events in October

  JHF hosted receptions for two eminent women of letters prior to their public appearances in Pittsburgh last month. They are Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin at the Carnegie Music Hall...
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Reflections from Salzburg: From Exploration to Forcible Action

A Note from Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD As a participant at the Salzburg Global Forum's session on patient safety last month, I was in the company of true luminaries in our field. Forty-four participants hailed from 16 countries includin...
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Salk Fellowship Brings Campaign Approach to Medical Error

As the United States prepares for an important election year, the discussion of health care has once again taken center stage, yet the unconscionable tragedy of deaths from medical error continues to be ignored. Following the first Wor...
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Watch, wait, and wonder: Australia early childhood expert shares best practices, inspiration

Early childhood expert Dr. Michael Zilibowitz brought insight and inspiration to Pittsburgh last week from the exemplary early childhood center he runs near Sydney, Australia. The  Dalwood Spilstead Early Years Intervention and Su...
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Doulas-in-training offer vital support for immigrant and refugee moms

Doulas can play an important role in achieving a successful pregnancy. While OB/GYNs and nurse-midwives provide clinical oversight of pregnancy and childbirth, a doula can provide physical, emotional, educational and practical support ...
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Community-based organizations take the stage at PA PQC Learning Collaborative

More than 200 members of Pennsylvania's Perinatal Quality Collaborative gathered in Harrisburg last week to share insights and advances around their efforts to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies across prenatal, labor/b...
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