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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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WHAMglobal gears up for more activism with March For Moms

March For Moms Association, now in its third year, is a growing, multi-stakeholder coalition to improve the wellbeing of mothers in the United States and reduce maternal mortality. The coalition convenes national stakeholders to speak ...
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INTERSECT@CMU explores healthcare innovation themes in advance of LIFTOFF 2020

JHF's Liftoff PGH 2020 was a proud co-sponsor of INTERSECT@CMU 2019, a meeting that touched on many of the issues that the September 15-16, 2020 Liftoff gathering will explore in depth. The session at Carnegie Mellon University include...
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JHF & WHAMglobal to study women’s health in Toronto

There are still a few slots available for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WHAMglobal Women's Health Study Tour in Toronto on November 12-13. As with previous tours in Spain and Australia, JHF and WHAMglobal are taking time before ...
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JHF’s Dementia Friends Pennsylvania efforts reap dividends in first year

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania celebrated its first anniversary this summer, moving into Year Two with more than 2,200 individuals across 40 counties who have attended the hour-long information session. Local and state civic leaders are...
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HIV/AIDS team brings together disparate grantees to share learning, insights

Members of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's HIV/AIDS team brought together grantees from two initiatives for a joint learning collaborative on September 18. Twenty-one staffers from grantees of JHF's statewide Minority AIDS Initiativ...
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PA PQC’s results highlighted at Transforming Women’s Health symposium

JHF Global Health Associate Hanifa Nakiryowa (pictured) reported great turnout during the poster presentation session of Adagio Health's Second Annual Transforming Women's Health Symposium on September 24. "Several people were impresse...
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JHF’s youth behavioral health team participates in Philadelphia summit

Jewish Healthcare Foundation's teen behavioral health team participated in the Health Care Improvement Foundation's youth behavioral health summit, hosted in partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Departmen...
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Trustee Profile: Rema Padman, PhD

Professor of Management Science and Healthcare Informatics, Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy JHF Trustee beginning January 2019 Health Careers Futures Trustee since 2017 Pittsburgh R...
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Staff Profile: Robert Ferguson, MPH, Director of Government Grants and Policy

As the grandson and nephew of orthopedists, the teenage Robert Ferguson was taken with the idea of becoming a doctor.  "I was really interested in the ethics of the patient-physician relationship," Ferguson recalled. "There's some...
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Former Salk, Patient Safety fellow joins JHF staff

Steven Guo joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on September 23 as a program associate supporting the foundation's fellowship programs, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC), and the Reinvesting in Health Initiat...
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It’s in Orbit! Liftoff PGH 2020 Initiative Launched at All Boards Retreat

​ It's been in the works for months, but now it's real: Liftoff PGH 2020 has fired off. All three operating boards of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation gathered last week for the launch of an event that we hope will prepare the Pittsbur...
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Women of Impact: Public Health Cohort Gathers in Pittsburgh

Two dozen members of the newly established Women of Impact Public Health Cohort gathered in Pittsburgh last month to reflect and recharge. Meeting August 7-9 at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's airy 26th floor conference space, the w...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Gives $20,000 Award for Excellence in Maternity Care

Twenty-nine graduate students and young professionals representing 17 healthcare disciplines participated in the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF) Patient Safety Fellowship and awarded $20,000 to Penn Medicine's Hospital of the Univ...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $115K to Support Teen Mental Health and Reduce Maternal Mortality

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation on August 26 approved three grants to extend its efforts in support of adolescent behavioral health and maternal health. The grants support initiatives to engage teens in mental health and mental wellne...
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JHF Gives Leading Presentation on Senior Health Care of the Future at AJAS Conference

Innovators such as Amazon and Uber have disrupted the retail and transportation industries, and health care is not far Behind. With more than 72 million Baby Boomers in the United States driving consumer trends, these companies have se...
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