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Applications Now Open for 2019 Salk Health Activist Fellowship

As our nation prepares for an important election year, the 2019 Jonas Salk Health Activist Fellowship will help emerging health activists learn how to grab the public's attention on a major health and social issue and spur action, usin...
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Liftoff PGH: Regional stakeholders unite to prepare for September 2020 innovation summit

Thought leaders across various sectors of health care, research, and technology packed JHF's top-floor conference room last month to brainstorm plans for Liftoff PGH next year. Liftoff PGH is the much-anticipated un-conv...
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HIV/AIDS team earns substantial boost in state funding

  Several months of persistence by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's HIV/AIDS team has paid off in a big way. On June 27, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced it will provide an additional $895,388 for the 2019-2020 fi...
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PRHI concludes five-year Quality Innovation Network contract

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative has concluded its five-year Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization subcontract with Quality Insights, successfully engaging 8,480 participants across five states in quality...
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Women of Impact gather in DC to strengthen leadership, consider action

Some 40 members of Women of Impact gathered in Washington DC last month to strengthen relationships and discuss actions – individual and shared – related to increasing women executive leadership and representation in health care, membe...
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Findings about Spain’s senior care shared with trustees

JHF staff, board members, and guests broke bread July 29 while discussing how Spain cares for its seniors and those living with dementia. Trustees David Ehrenwerth, Debra L. Caplan, Elliot Oshrey, and Steve Irwin; and Tomi Waters, DEd....
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Adieu, 2019 Summer Interns

​ The staff of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation bids a fond farewell to 11 emerging healthcare leaders who shared their enthusiasm, talent, and insights through the 10-week summer 2019 internship. The interns explored the foundational ...
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Geisinger Health System shares maternal healthcare practices

Nestled in the hills of northeastern Pennsylvania is one of the commonwealth's leaders in healthcare innovation. Geisinger Health System played host on July 17 to more than two dozen Pittsburghers eager to learn from its best practices...
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JHF Trustee Profile: Debra L. Caplan, Executive-in-Residence of the Forbes Funds, President of HobartHumphrey LLC

Debra L. Caplan has never shied away from a challenge. Throughout her working life, she has jumped enthusiastically into new situations, putting in long days and nights, and learning by doing. The reward has been a fulfilling career st...
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JHF Staff Profiles: Anneliese Perry, MS, Senior Quality Improvement Specialist

Anneliese Perry began her career working with young people, but found her calling with older adults. "I volunteered to work with a 93-year-old woman named Evelyn," Perry said. "She lived on her own in a senior high-rise, and needed hel...
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Recent social work/public health graduates join Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Kylea Covaleski, MPH, MSW, is a Program Assistant primarily focused on Senior Connections. Previously she worked as a program coordinator for the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project at the University of Pittsburgh, as a graduate re...
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It was one WHAM of a weekend

The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) connected with hundreds of women and girls on June 8 and 9 with two public events on the theme of "Birthing A Movement." WHAMglobal's mission is to identify the root causes of ma...
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Maternal Health-Focused Patient Safety Fellowship Kicks Off

Where is the safest and most comprehensive perinatal program in Pennsylvania? How are maternal health practitioners factoring "implementation science" into their programs? On June 4, this summer's Patient Safety Fellowship kicked off w...
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh, Partners Celebrate Pride with Party + Biomedical Awareness

 While the number of documented HIV infections in Allegheny County has declined over the past two years, the rate of infection reported among black men who have sex with men (MSM, in clinic parlance) is alarmingly high compared wi...
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Teen Mental Health Summit Advances National “Policy Playbook” Effort

JHF, AcademyHealth, and ACT for Health took a big step forward on June 5 to develop a "policy playbook" to mobilize a national effort around teen mental health. The National Summit for Policy and Action on Teen Mental Health Crises in ...
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JHF, Partners Share Best Practices on Evaluations

Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) joined with fellow healthcare foundations last month to share best practices on evaluations at the annual at Grantmakers in Health conference in Seattle. During the June 12-14 gathering, JHF...
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Pittsburgh’s Collaborative Approach Inspires Charlotte, NC Visitors

Pittsburgh's philanthropic leadership and spirit of collaboration is worth as much attention as its storied sports teams. That's why delegations from several U.S. cities visit each year. Nearly 150 civic and business leaders from the T...
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PRHI Shares Quality Improvement Model for I/DD Groups at Summit

Value-based reimbursement is creating challenges in developmental and behavioral health just as it has for physical health care providers. Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/ DD) organizations are looking to make a smooth t...
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Dementia Friends Press State Lawmakers for Action During Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day

Senior Quality Improvement Specialists and Dementia Friends Pennsylvania Statewide Coordinators Stacie Bonenberger and Anneliese Perry expanded their advocacy efforts to Harrisburg on June 3 as part of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness...
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JHF Shares Geriatric-Friendly Health Practice Guidance to NRHI

The U.S. healthcare system is not ready for the "silver tsunami" — the coming tide of elderly patients. JHF Chief Program Officer and COO Nancy Zionts addressed this issue during a national webinar presented to members of the Network f...
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