JHF Highlights Crisis Still Plaguing Skilled Nursing Facilities on Business as Usual

On August 5, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) returned to the daily noontime program Business as Usual to discuss the ongoing crisis COVID-19 presents to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and older adults. The Pittsburgh Technolo...
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Honoring Dr. Terry Starz

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is dedicating a bench through the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to honor Dr. Terry Starz, a beloved member of the community who has served his patients for over 40 years. Dr. Starz is an internist and rh...
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JCC Program Supports Students During Pandemic

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC) is hosting a program, called All Day at the J, to support families during the pandemic. The full-day program is an extension of their childcare programs and will provide students ...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Provides $2.5 Million to Jewish Community Center for COVID Relief

The current pandemic is historic, and it is wreaking havoc—medically, financially, socially, and mentally. The Jewish community of Pittsburgh is working on a coordinated response in coordination with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pi...
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New Statewide Collaboration to Support Long-Term Care Facilities During Pandemic

In its newest phase to support long-term care residents and their caregivers, Pennsylvania is launching a partnership between the PA Department of Human Services, the PA Department of Health, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, an...
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Dementia Friends Pennsylvania to Expand Programs

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to improve and expand access to ongoing programs, which will raise awareness about dementia and decrease stigma surrounding dementia...
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A New Patient and Provider Safety Authority is a National Imperative

After months of collaboration with some of the best minds in U.S. health care, there is no doubt about the need for a dramatic change in our patient safety system. The SWERVE initiative, a partnership between the Pittsburgh Regional He...
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Patient Safety Fellows Model the Response Needed for Future Emergencies

As it happens every summer at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), nearing the end of the season brings with it the conclusion of the Patient Safety Fellowship. In the record of JHF's Feinstein Fellowships, however, the 2020 Patient...
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Southwestern PA Consortium Supports Contact Tracers and Community Health Workers

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation continues to help convene the Southwestern PA Contact Tracing Consortium. Chief Policy Officer Robert Ferguson leads JHF's efforts, coordinatin...
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Intergenerational Reading Program Closes its First Chapter

As the GRAN Intergenerational Reading Program wrapped in July, participants and partners celebrated the program's success with a virtual finale event. Since kicking off on October 17 of last year, the GRAN program trained and matc...
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The PA Community Health Worker Steering Group Appoints Advisory Members

In the latest step in a series of efforts to uplift Community Health Workers (CHWs) and solidify their position in the healthcare professions, the Pennsylvania Community Health Worker Steering Group is building a CHW Advisory Council. ...
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Liftoff PGH Launches into Inclusive Innovation

The COVID-19 Pandemic has exacerbated deadly disparities for communities isolated by race, income, and age, and yet, innovation itself struggles with diversity in design. As Liftoff in Motion blazes through the summer, the series dives...
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Maternal Depression Initiative Kicks Off to Reduce Racial Disparities

On July 27, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) began work on the Moving on Maternal Depression (MOMD) initiative plan, which will drive efforts to improve maternal depression screening and follow-up while reducin...
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WHAMglobal Solidifies Plans for Role in Future of Maternity Care and Announces Community Fund Applications Open

WHAMglobal continues to make new connections in maternal health leadership. On July 7 and 9, WHAMglobal team members joined other Safer Childbirth Cities project teams from around the country for a two-day virtual Community of Practice...
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Too Hot for July Events Coming in August

Due to COVID-19, AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) shifted its annual HIV Biomedical Awareness event, Too Hot For July, to form several virtual events, including a HIV mini-conference and a Queer State of the Union and Quarantine Ball with ou...
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Summer Programs Engage Allegheny County Youth Advocates

Youth advocates have opportunities to raise their voices this summer, thanks to two partners of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Youth Advocacy Network. Programs through the neighborhood-based teen mental health initiative UpStre...
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The Power of Health Conversion Foundations to Transform Communities

Healthcare institutions play a critical role in supporting and transforming communities. During a session with the Urban Land Institutes' (ULI) third cohort of the Health Leadership Network on July 15, Karen Wolk Feinstein, President a...
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Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Completes Integrated Behavioral Health Care Contract

In July, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) concluded their six-month Perfecting Patient Care contract with Cornerstone Care, a non-profit network of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers serving Southwestern Penns...
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Patient Centered Medical Home Learning Network Focuses on Social Determinants of Health

The HealthChoices Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Learning Network held 15 virtual office hours in July on screening and follow-up processes for social determinants of health (SDOH) during primary care visits. The Pittsburgh Regio...
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Kenny Chen on NOVID Founder Po-Shen Loh

Interviewing our Interviewer Kenny Chen When you invite an internationally renowned speaker to your event, one who has spoken around the world about something as esoteric as theoretical Mathematics, you have to ask: How can we create a...
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