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Pittsburgh nonprofits to receive $1 million grant to reduce maternal deaths and narrow disparities

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 City , an initiative that ai...
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Salk Fellows pitch solutions to transform medical error

On November 21, over 60 people gathered at the QIT Center to attend the 2019 Salk Health Activist Fellowship Finale to hear five fellows pitch their political platform to address medical error. The invite-only event featured a diverse ...
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Raising Resilient Teens: An expert panel provides perspective and insight

Four renowned teen mental health experts gathered in Squirrel Hill on Sunday, November 3 to share information about fostering resilience in youth, responding to trauma, and identifying mental health risks and warning signs. ​ According...
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Creating a safe space for teen mental health and empowering youth to combat stigma

As a growing number of teens experience mental health problems, this February JHF and community partners launched a neighborhood-based initiative in Squirrel Hill to strengthen the youth mental health safety-net. A core component of th...
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JHF & WHAMglobal head to Canada for women’s health study tour

The Women's Health Study Tour coincided with the International Women's Forum World Leadership Conference in Toronto, an invitation-only gathering of more than 7,000 women from 33 nations across six continents. In the two days leading u...
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PA Health Funders look for opportunity to work with Wolf Administration

Pennsylvania health and community foundations gathered in Harrisburg on November 6 and 7 for the 13 th Annual PA Health Funders Collaborative Conference (PHFC). PHFC is a statewide network of 45 foundations in communities across the Co...
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Secretary Theresa Miller joins opioid use disorder Centers of Excellence sessions

In October and November, PRHI and the Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy facilitated regional Learning Network sessions in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Scranton, and Philadelphia...
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Cultivating a dementia friendly Pennsylvania

On November 6, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging held the annual Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorder Forum in Harrisburg. Over 100 attendees joined from across the Commonwealth to cultivate a Dementia Friendly Pennsylvani...
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PA State Representative Anita Kulik hosts an open conversation with students at Montour High School

T he November 8 event was an outgrowth of JHF work led by Deborah Murdoch, JHF Program Manager and coordinator of a youth activist network that involves students in Stand Together – a peer-to-peer initiative of the Allegheny County Dep...
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Three JHF staff present at Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership Summit

The Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) Summit, organized and supported by the Forbes Funds, brings together nonprofit organizations to create strategic collaborations around pressing social issues in southwestern Pennsylva...
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Natalie Stewart, communications and design professional, joins Liftoff PGH team

Natalie Stewart joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on December 2 as the new Creative Communications Designer supporting the Liftoff PGH initiative and the Foundation's communications team. Stewart specializes in visual design, hav...
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Tribute in memory of Leon Zionts

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is an organization that continually experiments with ways to reach and inspire action among its staff, board members and the public at large to advance healthcare innovation, advocacy, collaboration, an...
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2020 Death & Dying Fellowship applications open

Returning in January 2020, the 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 created and ...
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End of year JHF board meeting

The year-end board meetings of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and its supporting organizations, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative and Health Careers Futures, were celebrations of board volunteers generous with their time and expe...
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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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