JHF Welcomes New Behavioral Health Program Associate Jessica Segal

Jessica Segal, MSW joins the Jewish Healthcare Foundation as its Behavioral Health Program Associate. In this role, she supports JHF's multifaceted behavioral health programs, including the BH Fellows program, a statewide Child and Ado...
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Rich Lunak Seeds Ideas, Putting Pittsburgh Center Stage as an Innovation Powerhouse

A native Pittsburgher, Rich Lunak remembers the economic low plaguing Pittsburgh as he was graduating from high school. This has always served as a personal motivator to keep Pittsburgh growing and making its mark as a competitor and l...
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Health Careers Futures Receives $3.6 Million for Next Phase of Statewide Initiative to Transform the Long-Term Care Workforce

PITTSBURGH — Health Careers Futures, an operating arm of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), has announced $3.6 million in funding to support the second phase of the Revisiting Teaching Nursing Home Initiative. The initia...
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RAPS Advisory Board Holds First Meeting to Discuss Forward Momentum

The first "hybrid" meeting of the Pittsburgh Regional Autonomous Patient Safety (RAPS) Advisory Group was held May 2, gathering leaders from academia, health care, technology, and industry to inform the forward movement of the RAPS ini...
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JHF and the Pittsburgh Technology Council to Continue Partnership on RAPS Initiative

FortyX80 and the Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) will continue to serve as critical collaborators with the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in advancing the Regional Autonomous Patient Safe...
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JHF Convenes Maternal Health Innovation Grant Advisory Board

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is serving as the fiscal agent for the PA Department of Human Services, charged with helping to allocate over $9 million in federal COVID funding intended for maternal and infant health. JHF recen...
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The Friendship Circle’s The Beacon Opens in Squirrel Hill

The Friendship Circle held an open house on May 16 for The Beacon, the new teen wellness and community space with a focus on uplifting and supporting the well-being and mental health of all teens in the Pittsburgh area. In September 20...
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Teen Mental Health Proclamations Signed by Governor Josh Shapiro & County Commissioners Across the State

The PA Youth Advocacy Network recognized May 23rd as Teen Mental Health Awareness Day with a proclamation from Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro. Youth advocates also were present virtually and in person at meetings across the Commonw...
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The Jewish Chronicle Publishes JHF Op-Ed on the Need for Investment in the Mental Health System

The pandemic's effects on youth mental health and the need for increased services and supports was recently highlighted in a Jewish Chronicle op-ed "The time is now to invest in the mental health system" by Jewish Healthcare Foundation...
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Dr. Emily Kline Shares Expertise for Engaging Youth in Difficult Conversations

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation sponsored a conversation with Emily Kline, PhD on May 11 as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Made Local Series at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall. At the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures serie...
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PA PQC Annual Meeting Discusses Progress and Next Steps

The Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative held its annual meeting May 4 at the Hilton in Harrisburg. With approximately 140 attendees, it was the first in-person annual meeting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The t...
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Too Hot for July Takes to the Streets June 1

Too Hot for July (TH4J), Pittsburgh's only HIV awareness event, will be held Thursday, June 1, honoring those lost to, living with, and affected by HIV, and to educate the community about advancements in prevention and treatment that c...
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JHF Hosts Minority AIDS Initiative Learning Session in Pittsburgh

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's HIV/AIDS Team hosted its Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Learning Session in Pittsburgh on April 25-26, bringing together 22 outreach workers from 11 agencies across the state. The purpose of this sess...
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Karen Feinstein Speaks on Patient Safety Panel at UPMC Shadyside M&M Conference

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, served as a speaker at the Department of Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference at UPMC Shadyside on May 25. The M&M Conference is a traditional, recurring conference held by medical services at acad...
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Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative Celebrates Successes During Final Grant Review

The COVID-19 pandemic wrought unprecedented challenges for nursing homes, and the already-strained workforce has been pushed to the point of crisis. Through a two-year pilot project, the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative ...
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Dementia Friendly Webinar to Be Held June 16

A Dementia Friendly Webinar on "Bringing a Community Together" will be held on June 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This webinar is for those who are interested in starting a Dementia-Friendly Community in their area. Attendees will l...
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Stacie Bonenberger Serves as Patient Safety Judge for AHN MI Trainee Research Day

Jewish Healthcare Foundation Aging Initiatives Program Manager Stacie Bonenberger, MOT, OTR/L, served as judge for the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Medical Institute (MI) Trainee Research Day on May 3. Trainee Research Day is an annu...
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Patient Safety Technology Challenge Highlights from May Competitions

During May, the Patient Safety Technology Challenge saw some of its sponsored competitions run their program and award new patient safety winners. The first of these events, the Patient Safety Technology Challenge-sponsored Healthcare ...
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Patient Safety Technology Challenge Announces New Competition

A new competition kicked off this month as part of the Patient Safety Technology Challenge. A brand new competition, Patient Safety Technology Trailblazer, is being hosted by OSF Healthcare, a non-profit Catholic healthcare organizatio...
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Allegheny County Medical Society Published an Update on 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, provided an update on the introduction of Senate Bill 631, whic...
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