JHF Approves over $1.9M in Grants, Including Funding for Patient Safety Innovation and to Support Inspiring Health Journalism

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved over $1.9 million in grants, including funding for patient safety research at the University of Pittsburgh, new funding for the creation of a documentary highlighting patient safety innov...
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New National Patient Safety Board Video Promotes the Need to Make Health Care as Safe as Flying

It's time for a National Patient Safety Board and to kick start the new year, the NPSB Advocacy Coalition released a 30-second video calling viewers to take action to support the creation of an NPSB. The goal of the video is to inform ...
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Death and Dying Fellowship Kicks Off

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)'s 2023 Feinstein Fellowship on Death and Dying returned on January 23 with its first in-person session since 2020, held at the JHF offices in Downtown Pittsburgh. This year's fellowship welcomes 2...
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PA Youth Advocacy Network Convenes Youth-Led Meetings with Two Legislative Offices to Discuss Teen Mental Health

To kickstart the new year, youth advocates from the PA Youth Advocacy Network organized two virtual meetings with representatives to discuss bills they sponsored related to teen mental health. Youth advocates from across Pennsylvania m...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein and Value Capture CEO Ken Segel Discuss Why the U.S. Needs an NPSB

Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein and Value Capture CEO and founding director of the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative (PRHI) Ken Segel discussed why federal action is critical to address preve...
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PA PQC Quarterly Meeting Underscores the Successes and Future of the Perinatal Health Equity Champions Program

The Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative's (PA PQC) December 14th quarterly learning session gathered 14 community Champions and seven hospital participants representing three birthing health systems in Allegheny County to disc...
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PA Long-Term Care Learning Network Introduces New Partnerships with IHI to Improve Nursing Home Quality

On January 19, the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network kicked off the first quarter of programming for the year. The selected theme for the quarter will focus on introducing participants to Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) a...
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Four Patient Safety Awards Added to National Competitions

Four additional competitions are participating in the Patient Safety Technology Challenge funded by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and administered by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative: TreeHacks at Stanford University, Hollo...
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Osher “Closure” Course Provides End-of-Life Education to Older Adults

 For the fifth year, Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF's) end-of-life staff are leading a class at Carnegie Mellon University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. "Closure: Discussing the Last Chapter" is adapted from the J...
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Meet the Future: JHF Attends 2023 CES Digital Health Summit

Since 2009, the most influential players in healthcare innovation and technology, including the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, have also traveled to CES for its Digital Health Summit in search of innovative ways technology can enhance h...
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Allegheny County Medical Society Highlights PA POLST Legislation

In a recent post on The Allegheny County Medical Society's ACMS Insights, Jewish Healthcare Foundation senior communications and program specialist Lisa George, MPH, CHES, outlined the current Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Tr...
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Dean Jackie Dunbar-Jacob Joins JHF as a Medical Advisor

Jackie Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN, had joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Health Careers Futures as a medical advisor to support the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home initiative and women's aging projects. Dr. Dunbar-Jacob...
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JHF Welcomes new Policy Director, Carolyn Byrnes, MPH, CPH

Carolyn Byrnes, MPH, CPH, joins the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) as the organization's policy director. Prior to JHF, she was a senior advisor to the Secretary of Health and Physician General for Pennsylvania. She served as a sen...
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Dr. Jason Adelman Earns John M. Eisenberg Award for Individual Achievement

Jason S. Adelman, MD, MS, a chief patient safety officer and associate chief quality officer and friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has been awarded the Individual Achievement Award in the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety...
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Chris Hart Advances Safety for All

Chris Hart's multi-faceted career reflects a common thread. That thread is safety and the aspiration to make the world a better place. "My mother told me the first thing she ever saw me draw was an airplane. I became big on safety deca...
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JHF's 2022 Year in Review

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation engaged local, statewide, national, and even international partnerships throughout 2022 to drive reforms, envision potential solutions, implement new programs, and grow existing initiatives in patient s...
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PA Health Funders Collaborative Recognizes Leadership and Accomplishments of Founding Chairs Russ Johnson and Karen Wolk Feinstein

The Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC) held their 16th annual meeting, highlighting key issues facing the health of Pennsylvanians and recognizing the service of founding chairs Russ Johnson and Karen Wolk Feinstein,...
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Harry Litman Moderates Internal “Podcast” on Post-election Policy Climate for JHF Board

Harry Litman, JD, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board member, former U.S. District Attorney, law professor, and political commentator, and former Pittsburgher, moderated a panel discussion during JHF's Dec. 5 All Boards meeting. L...
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JHF Staff Present Program Overviews and Impact During All-Boards Meeting

Members of three Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) program teams made presentations during JHF's December 5 All-Boards meeting showcasing their growth, impact, and vision for the future. "We have some great ideas and initiatives ...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Holds Quarterly Meeting at Jewish Healthcare Foundation

On December 8, the Teen Mental Health Collaborative held its quarterly meeting at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation as an opportunity to network, share organizational highlights from the year,hear and learn from partner organizatio...
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