JHF Spearheads International Women’s Forum Healthcare Special Interest Group; Explores Senior Living Around the World

On April 28, the International Women's Forum Women held another meeting of its Health Care Special Interest Group, a network formed by Karen Feinstein and Debra Caplan. This week's program was organized by the Nancy Zionts, JHF Chief P...
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JHF Teen Mental Health Panel Features Youth Voices

On April 12, the PA Youth Advocacy Network presented a youth voice panel as part of the 2021 Representative Dan Miller Disability and Mental Health Summit. The panel featured Abby Rickin-Marks (senior, Fox Chapel High School), Connor D...
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Liftoff PGH Follows up with Young Innovators Healthcare Fellowship

 The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is hosting its first-ever summer fellowship for high school students in the Pittsburgh region to explore healthcare careers and design technology solutions for a current healthcare problem. ...
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Karen Feinstein Interviewed on Business as Usual Program

On April 15, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President & CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD was a guest on the Pittsburgh Technology Council's noontime program, Business as Usual. The Pittsburgh Technology Council launched the daily z...
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JHF Board Convenes to Review Novel Initiatives During COVID-19

On April 5, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board met. This was Debra L. Caplan's first meeting as JHF Board Chair. The Board welcomed a record number of 10 new members. The Full Court Press Team leads Pat Siger, Chair of the Pregnanc...
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Dr. Ann McGaffey Brings Creativity and Playfulness to Increase HPV Vaccinations

Youth and adolescent vaccinations may have decreased nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not at the UPMC St. Margaret Bloomfield-Garfield Family Health Center. In 2020, Ann McGaffey, MD and her team at the Health Center saw th...
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Senior Living Full Court Press Team Explores Residential Care Models

On March 4, the Senior Living Full Court Press (FCP) Team met to discuss senior residential living models and to advance plans for the Teaching Research Nursing Home Pilot Project introduced at the last meeting by Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN...
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National Experts Bring Insights to Patient Safety Full Court Press Team

On March 30, the Patient Safety Full Court Press Team heard from several national experts on the opportunity to apply the aviation industry's safety model to health care, using electronic health records, data collection, and cutting-ed...
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Maternity Full Court Press Reviews Proposed Federal “Momnibus”

On March 31, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation Maternity Full Court Press Team met to discuss the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 and its implications for Pennsylvania. Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) Com...
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2021 Death and Dying Fellowship Concludes

The all-virtual 2021 Jewish Healthcare Foundation Death and Dying Fellowship concluded its nine-session run on March 22. The Fellowship takes on the challenge that professionals are not well prepared to deal with death, dying, and grie...
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Transportation Industry Partners Inform National Patient Safety Policy Proposal

A few months into the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)'s Full Court Press initiative, we are optimistic about the progress toward a National Patient and Provider Safety Authority (NPSA), in part due to support and information from ne...
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The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle is as Important as Ever

When Jim Busis took over the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle in 2012, it was on the verge of collapse. Faced with a number of challenges, including a constantly-evolving media landscape, the paper was failing. It was time to rethink how th...
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National Patient & Provider Safety Authority in the News

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is drawing attention to the Full Court Press proposal for a National Patient and Provider Safety Authority (NPSA) in local and national media. Read JHF President and CEO Karen Feinstein's op-ed on the N...
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Long-term Care COVID-19 Vaccine Webinars Draws Over 1000

In an effort to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, the Commonwealth has asked the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) to hold statewide webinars for long-term care facility employees and employees of the Office of Developmental Programs...
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Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Promotes 10 COVID-19 Vaccine Tips

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative is promoting COVID-19 vaccines across the Southwestern Pennsylvania region with ten important messages: COVID-19 Vaccine Top Ten Tips COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Register for a va...
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Town Hall Raises Awareness of Maternal Health and Medicaid Barriers

On March 11, the Philadelphia-based PA Prenatal to 3 Collaborative, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Maternity Care Coalition of Philadelphia held a Maternal Health Town Hall. The event featured Representative Mor...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Amplifies WIC and Doulas Work

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) staff presented during the March 16-18 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, co-sponsored by Feeding America and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). JHF Chief Policy Officer Robert Fer...
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Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Promotes 10 COVID-19 Vaccine Tips

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 30, 2021) – The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative is promoting COVID-19 vaccines across the Southwestern Pennsylvania region with ten important messages: COVID-19 Vaccine Top Ten Tips 1.COVID-19 vaccines are s...
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Patient Safety Full Court Press Team Examines Tech and QI Options

On February 25, the National Patient and Provider Safety Authority (NPSA) Full Court Press team discussed how technology and quality improvement methods can achieve patient safety with less overload on providers. The meeting was part o...
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WQED Screens JHF COVID-19 Long Term Care Documentary

On February 24, WQED, with host Lynne Hayes-Freeland, held a virtual event to spark discussion about how the current COVID-19 crisis unveiled the underlying systemic issues facing long-term care facilities and threatening the safety of...
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