WHAMglobal Board Delves into COVID-19’s Disproportional Stressors for Women

During the July Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) board meeting, members explored how COVID-19 disproportionately burdened women globally. The pandemic created unforeseen caregiving pressures, forced women into educa...
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Patient Safety Fellows Propose Innovative Models for Senior Living and Care

This summer's Patient Safety Fellowship concluded at the end of July, as groups of fellows presented four alternative and novel models of safer, better options for seniors across a variety of care and living contexts. The dearth of wor...
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh Attends Millvale Pride

On June 26, public health initiative AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) participated in Millvale's inaugural, volunteer-driven PRIDE event. This was the first outreach table that AFP hosted since COVID-19 cases were identified in the U.S. AFP ...
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Save the Date: Too Hot for July 2021 on Sept. 10

Too Hot for July (TH4J) returns live, in person, and safely outdoors this year on Friday, September 10th at Spirit Bar in Lawrenceville. The annual HIV awareness event is hosted by AIDS Free Pittsburgh, in partnership with True T Pgh. ...
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Dementia Friends Contract Renewed Through 2022

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania will continue to expand its efforts over the next year. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation, which serves as the state administrator for the program, has received renewed funding of nearly $90,000 from the PA...
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Innovating Patient Safety with David Classen

One of the Foremost Patient Safety Thought Leaders Continues to Trailblaze  Throughout the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's work to propose a National Patient Safety Board, David Classen, MD, MS, has been a unique and invaluable par...
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COVID-19 Documentary Resonates with Film Festivals Across United States

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce that our short documentary, What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, has been selected for the August 26–31, 2021 Life Film Festival. This is the fourth film festival selection fo...
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Richard Smith Becomes JHF’s New Chief Relationship Officer

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has named Richard Smith, MSW, as the chief relationship officer, a new role for the organization. Growing in popularity among forward-thinking organizations in the tech and business sectors, this ...
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Two Staff Members Join JHF

In July and August, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) welcomes two staff members. JHF welcomes back Maureen Saxon-Gioia, MSHSA, BSN, RN, as a project manager/nurse senior quality improvement specialist for JHF ...
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Pennsylvania Teaching Nursing Home Pilot Aims to Transform Care Model

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed to a nation the clinical, financial, social, emotional, and infection control vulnerabilities of our current facilities—for residents and workers. The urgency to learn from a pandemic that killed over 184...
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New Patient Safety Fellowship Examines Safety in Senior Residences

The pandemic has revealed, at a staggering level, the safety issues facing the frailest older adults in various long-term care settings. Although these challenges are not new, the pandemic has created broad inertia to explore new model...
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High Schoolers Design Tech Solutions in Young Innovators Healthcare Fellowship

On June 17th, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) launched its first-ever summer fellowship for high school students, the Young Innovators Healthcare Fellowship, funded through grants from the Grable Foundation and the Benedum Found...
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Full Court Press Convenes National Data & Patient Safety Experts

On June 17, the Patient Safety Full Court Press Team met to discuss data analytics and human factors engineering opportunities for the proposed National Patient Safety Board (NPSB), hearing from several national experts. The presentati...
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Maternity Full Court Press Team Responds to WIC Crisis

On June 28, the Maternity Full Court Press Team met to discuss the current crisis with the crucial Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program in Pennsylvania. In 2020, the disruptive request for applications process to renew ...
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Seniors Full Court Press Team “Travels” Around the World in 80 Minutes

On June 10, the Senior Residential Living Full Court Press Team "traveled" around the world from the comfort of their homes to explore creative, uplifting models of care, senior living, and social policy implemented in many countries, ...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Receives $50,000 for End-of-Life Virtual Training Curriculum

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) received a $50,000 grant from the McElhattan Foundation to develop a virtual curriculum for PA POLST (Pennsylvania Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) training, to expand the reach of the traini...
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Coalition for Quality at End of Life Works to Achieve National Best Practices

The Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL) held a statewide quarterly meeting for over 50 attendees on June 24, organized by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF). Special guest, Susan Tolle, MD, Chair of the Oregon POLST Coa...
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh and Highmark Foundation Award $90,000 in HIV Screening Grants to Local Organizations

AIDS Free Pittsburgh and the Highmark Foundation awarded four Allegheny County healthcare providers grants to pilot new HIV screening projects for high-risk populations. Grantees Community Human Services Project Silk, UPMC St. Margaret...
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Youth Filmmakers Explore Mental Health in JHF-Funded Pitt Research Project

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) funded and supported a University of Pittsburgh research project to create a series of films on mental health created by youth filmmakers in Pittsburgh. The films premiered during a public virtual...
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Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Trains Physician Leaders through CMU Course

This summer, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI)'s Jennifer Condel, Manager of Lean Healthcare Strategy and Implementation, and Bruce Block MD, Health Care Consultant, are providing training in Healthcare Quality Improveme...
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