Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves over $1M in Grants, Including Patient Safety Research at Carnegie Mellon; Women's Reproductive Health Emergency Grant Fund; and Oakland's LGBTQ-Friendly Senior Housing Community

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved over $1M in grants September 13, including funds to develop the Initiative for Patient Safety Research at Carnegie Mellon University; to establish the Women's Reproductive Health Eme...
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JHF’s Senior Work Featured in Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle Op-Ed

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has maintained a vigorous aging agenda since its inception more than 30 years ago. This work was recently highlighted in an op-ed published in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle. "Seniors Matter to Us…Now ...
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JHF, DOH & DOHS Present “Monkeypox: What You Need to Know” Webinar to 680 Participants

On August 4, 2022, the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency. Since then, every state and Washington, D.C. has recorded cases of the virus. As of Sept. 20, 2022, the CDC reported 24,203 total confirmed monke...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein Gives Morning Keynote at Purchaser Business Group on Health Summit

On September 15, Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, gave a keynote address to the Purchaser Business Group on Health, a nonprofit representing one...
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Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board Accepts Invite to Join the National Patient Safety Board Coalition

On September 6, Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, was invited by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Board of Directors to discuss op...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein Provides Testimony to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in Support of a National Patient Safety Board

Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Dr. Karen Wolk Feinstein provided testimony September 21 to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) on the foundation's support for the establishment of a Nat...
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March for Patient Safety Features National Patient Safety Board

On September 17, designated as World Patient Safety Day by the World Health Organization, advocates for greater safety in health care gathered in Washington, DC, to take part in the annual March for Patient Safety. Patients for Patient...
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PRHI Sponsors Award Presented at MedHacks as Part of the Patient Safety Technology Challenge

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's (PRHI) Patient Safety Technology Challenge celebrated the completion of the first of many patient safety awards at competitions across the country. As part of the Challenge, PRHI sponsored th...
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Salk Fellowship Focuses on Equipping Health Activists with State-Level Advocacy Skills

During a fall election cycle that has Pennsylvania in the national spotlight for its tight political races with major implications on key healthcare issues, the Salk Health Activist Fellowship is focused on equipping healthcare activis...
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New Death and Dying Series for Healthcare Professionals Launches

Death, dying, and grieving are inevitable realities of health care. Although healthcare professionals confront these issues regularly, many still do not feel equipped to communicate with patients and families about these challenging ma...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Holds Quarterly Meeting at Center of Life

On September 9, the Teen Mental Health Collaborative held its quarterly meeting at the Center of Life as an opportunity to network and collaborate, learn about family engagement strategies to improve teen mental health and wellness, an...
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JHF Presents to Uzbek Experts in the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program

On September 12, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) was invited by GlobalPittsburgh to present to four doctors and researchers from Uzbekistan's Research Institute for Epidemiology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (RIEMID). Th...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein in Pittsburgh Business Times Discussing Activist Philanthropy, Reducing Medical Error

On September 16, the Pittsburgh Business Times published an interview with Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) CEO and president Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD on activist philanthropy and JHF's efforts to reduce medical errors. In the piece...
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JHF Helps Establish Aradhna Award for Leadership Honoring Oliphant’s Legacy

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. is working with a wide range of community and philanthropic organizations to develop the annual Aradhna Award for Leadership, or the Aradhna Award, in honor of former Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. (LPInc.) CEO a...
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Jonathan Weinkle Brings Healing People, Not Patients from His Book to the Classroom

Dr. Jonathan Weinkle, longtime friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), achieved a major goal this year with the launch of the course "Healing and Humanity" at the University of Pittsburgh.Offered through the Department of Rel...
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Dr. David Mayer Releases Book Chronicling His Cross-Country Trek to Raise Awareness about Medical Error

Friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and persistent patient safety advocate David Mayer, MD, recently published the book How to Stay Safe When Entering the Healthcare System: A Physician Walks Across the Country to Raise Aw...
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PA Long-Term Care Learning Network Quarterly Learning Collaborative Highlights Successful Skill-Building Strategies for Staff

One of the true highlights of the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network is seeing the "all teach all learn" philosophy at the core of the program in action. On September 15, it was on full display as the program wrapped its thir...
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JHF Staff Participate in Stop the Bleed Training

On September 20, Jewish Healthcare Foundation staff participated in a two-hour Stop the Bleed training, learning three techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out to empower them to assist in an emergency and potentially s...
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JHF Sponsors Second Annual Eradicate Hate Conference in Pittsburgh

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was a proud sponsor of the second annual Eradicate Hate Global Summit held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center September 19–21. Born out of the Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh in October 2018...
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JHF Sponsors International Society for Research on Internet Interventions Meeting

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was a proud sponsor of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions 11th Scientific Meeting (ISRII 11) held in Pittsburgh on September 18-21. The conference was a success with 325 re...
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