House Bill Establishes Federal Agency Dedicated to Patient Safety

U.S. Representative Nanette Barragán (D-CA) has announced the introduction of H.R.9377 – the National Patient Safety Board Act, legislation to establish an independent federal agency dedicated to preventing and reducing healthcare-rela...
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Dr. Karen Wolk Feinstein, JHF Board Chair Debra Caplan Host Panel at IWF Conference Discussing Human Trafficking

The International Women's Forum (IWF) Special Interest Group for Health, held its seventh gathering as part of the IWF's conference "Beating the Odds: The Search for New Solutions," on November 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The session was d...
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Salk Health Activist Fellows Develop Policy Strategies to Advance Issues in Pennsylvania

During a highly charged midterm election season, fellows from a diverse range of healthcare disciplines joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Salk Health Activist Fellowship to develop effective advocacy strategies at the state-lev...
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New Death and Dying Series for Professionals Concludes

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) completed its first Death and Dying Series for Healthcare Professionals on November 2. This pilot program was inspired by the popular Death and Dying Fellowship for graduate students but was expli...
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Debra Caplan Recognized as JHF's Volunteer of the Year

Debra Caplan, MPA has served on the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's board of trustees since 2015, and during that time has served in various leadership roles including as JHF Board vice chair from 2018-2020. She is currently chair of JH...
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Danny Rosen Receives Fred Rock Founders' Award from The Friendship Circle

On Sunday, November 6, as a part of The Friendship Circle's annual Walk4Friendship, Danny Rosen, PhD, MSW, was presented with the second annual Fred Rock Founder's Award. The award honors local individuals who personify The Friendship ...
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Sarah Pesi Chosen to Participate in Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program

Sarah Pesi, MSPPM, a Jewish Healthcare Foundation policy associate, was chosen to participate in the 2022-2023 Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program, a policy leadership program for education, community, and advocacy leaders...
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PA Youth Advocacy Leader Luna Plaza Receives YWCA Equity Award

Luna Plaza, a former youth leader of the PA Youth Advocacy Network, recently received the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh's 2022 Emerging Leader Award, recognizing a young person, age 24 or younger, whose voice and actions interrupt the status...
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Dr. Susan L. Greenspan Receives UPMC Senior Services Grand Champion Award

Susan L. Greenspan, MD, friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, recently received the UPMC Senior Services Grand Champion Award, the highest honor awarded to an individual who has provided unparalleled leadership in improving ...
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Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Partners Present at National Conference

Poster projects highlighting the work of Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home were presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Nov. 2-6. The two accepted posters w...
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Now Accepting Applications for the Next Death and Dying Fellowship

The Death and Dying Fellowship, one of the Feinstein Fellowships, takes on a key challenge: the reality that professionals are not well prepared to deal with death, dying, and grieving families, especially during an era of COVID-19. Th...
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Dr. Vineet Arora Equips a Safer, Better Health System for All

If you ask Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, why she is steadfastly committed to improving patient safety, she'll say she was put on the path early in life. A medical error made during her mother's pregnancy resulted in her brother being born wi...
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New Plans for JAA Site Realize Vision for an Urban Senior Village in Squirrel Hill

On October 10, the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA) announced plans to sell part of its property on Browns Hill Road in Squirrel Hill to develop an innovative urban senior village, a model the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has ad...
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Dementia Friends Pennsylvania Reaches 10,000 Friends Statewide

On October 28, 2022, Dementia Friends Pennsylvania hit a historic landmark by announcing 10,000 Dementia Friends statewide. A Dementia Friend attends a one-hour information session, learns about what it is like to live with dementia by...
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NPSB Full Court Press Meeting Serves Up the Latest Up Next for Patient Safety Podcast Episode

The National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) Full Court Press meeting held on October 10 provided more than a forum for sharing updates on the effort to establish an NPSB: it also served as the setting for capturing the latest episode of t...
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HackMIT & the Pitt Challenge Recognize Patient Safety Award Winners

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's (PRHI) Patient Safety Technology Challenge celebrated the completion of two more patient safety awards. As part of the Challenge, PRHI sponsored awards at HackMIT and The Pitt Challenge durin...
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PRHI Funds Five Additional Patient Safety Technology Challenge Competitions Across the Country

Five additional competitions are participating in the Patient Safety Technology Challenge, funded by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and administered by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative. The Patient Safety Technology Challeng...
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Robert Ferguson Presents ‘Policy and Coalition Work for Establishing a National Patient Safety Board’ at the ACMQ 2022 Annual Conference

Jewish Health Foundation's Chief Policy Officer Robert Ferguson, MPH was a featured speaker at the 2022 Annual Conference of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ), leading the session "Policy and Coalition Work for Establishin...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein’s Viewpoint in the Pittsburgh Business Times: “Making Decisions with Eyes Wide Open”

The effect of limiting a women's right to choose to prevent or end a pregnancy on business, the workforce, and economic advancement was recently highlighted in an op-ed published in the Pittsburgh Business Times. "Making Decisions with...
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Nancy Zionts Joins Panel Discussion on Palliative Care Policy Opportunities

Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Chief Operating Officer and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA, joined a panel discussion on Policy Opportunities to Advance Palliative Care during the fourth annual Palliative Research Center (P...
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