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Perinatal Sites Discuss Maternal Health Disparities and Racial Equity with Doulas Across Pennsylvania

On June 11, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC), managed by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WHAMglobal, hosted its latest virtual statewide learning session with over 220 attendees. One of the key sessions fo...
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COVID-19 Continues to Expose the Urgent Need for a National Patient Safety Authority

We knew before COVID-19 that the U.S. health system poorly protected patients and workers. The number of preventable errors leading to death and injury has been horrifyingly stagnant for decades, and previous efforts to build quality e...
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National & Regional Experts Educate Patient Safety Fellows on COVID-19 Response

During the first four weeks of this summer's Patient Safety Fellowship, ten national and regional experts have already joined as speakers and panelists to build the dynamic picture of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Patient Safety Fellowshi...
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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts Mobilize in Southwestern PA

Since the Southwest PA COVID-19 Contact Tracing Consortium kicked off last month, its members have organized resources and launched initial contact tracing efforts for the region. In partnership with the PA Department of Health, the Je...
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Stakeholders Direct the PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative to Launch a Maternal Depression and Racial Equity Initiative

In response to guidance from stakeholders, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) is launching an initiative to improve maternal depression screening and follow-up rates and reduce racial disparities, with support fr...
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Who is an Entrepreneur? Liftoff PGH has 27 New Ideas.

In preparation for the Ideathon pitch competition this December, Liftoff PGH launched a 10-week entrepreneurship bootcamp at the beginning of June. The micro-internship is a gateway into the startup world for 27 students who never iden...
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Minority AIDS Initiative Wraps Up Its Virtual Learning Session Series

As the Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) virtual learning session series ends, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) HIV/AIDS program team comes away inspired. 11 MAI partner agencies responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by quickly adaptin...
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Liftoff PGH is Charting a New Map for Innovation, and It Starts in Pittsburgh

Liftoff PGH in Motion is, well, in motion. The series builds on the diversity of voices in response to critical innovations in health care, and the June 17th session was no exception. More than 125 participants joined from across Pitts...
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Jewish Community Center Reopens with Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Guidance

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) was proud to partner with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC) to safely reopen the JCC's on-site programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. The JCC reopened their earl...
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End of Life Coalition Convenes Amid Pandemic

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is the statewide coordinator for PA Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST), an important component and communication tool to assure that a person's goals of life and goals of care are r...
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Doulas are a Critical Addition to Maternal Care Model

On June 9, Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) and the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) staff met virtually with doulas, health plan representatives, national experts, and representatives from the ...
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Youth Advocates Ramp Up Action as Summer Begins

The school year may be ending, but the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF) Youth Advocacy Network members aren't slowing down anytime soon. In June, youth connected with Pennsylvania Representative Sara Innamorato to discuss mental he...
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Welcoming New Staff Member Morgan Overton

On July 6, Morgan Overton joins the Jewish Healthcare Foundation as a community engagement and policy associate for the WHAMglobal team. A proud Pittsburgh native, she earned her master's in social work from the University of Pittsburg...
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JHF is Moving to a New Office

After almost 30 years in Centre City Tower, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is moving a few blocks around the corner to the EQT Plaza in downtown Pittsburgh. The planning for this transition had been in the works for some time, ...
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The First Regional Consortium for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Kicks Off in Southwestern PA

In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), the Jewish Healthcare Foundation mobilized a regional consortium to support and scale contact tracing efforts with 50 members in less than a week. These members repr...
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Top National Researcher Sheds Light on COVID-19 Crisis in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Challenges Us to Envision New Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted grave challenges in the nation's nursing homes, and long-term care for seniors is facing a crisis. The infection and mortality rates in nursing homes are staggering, but Dr. Vincent Mor, a Brown Un...
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JHF Joins New Statewide Coalition to Engage Seniors with Virtual Gaming & Esports

Social isolation and loneliness among older adults are some of the most serious health issues facing our country today. To combat this problem, a new public-private partnership—the K.A.R.E.S. Community (Keystone Athletics, Recreation a...
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Largest Patient Safety Fellowship Yet Set to Examine the Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc on every area of the U.S. healthcare system. Its impact hasn't stopped cascading across healthcare specialties and regions, and leaders of the future will need to understand all the intricacies o...
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Statewide Long-Term Care Network Provides Critical Support & Training During COVID-19 Crisis

In the beginning of April, the Educational Support and Clinical Coaching Program (ESCCP) was rapidly launched in Pennsylvania to address long-term care facilities' needs. A partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), th...
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Preparing for the Future of Maternity Care

To help innovate maternal health care systems change and respond to challenges that COVID-19 has uncovered, WHAMglobal has joined Birth Place Lab's Global Perinatal Task Force. WHAMglobal is excited to engage with this multi-disciplina...
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