Full Court Press Team Examines Creative Design, Regulations, Ethics for Senior Care

On October 4, the Senior Living Full Court Press Team met to discuss regulatory, workforce, and ethical considerations in redesigning long-term care. The meeting built on previous discussions about new models for long-term care, consid...
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Independence Foundation Joins Teaching Nursing Home Project as Funder

The Independence Foundation has granted $25,000 for the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative, which will support the pilot project to trial and validate a better model of residential care for the Commonwealth's frailest resi...
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JHF Receives UPMC Senior Services Community Champion Award for Statewide COVID-19 Response

The UPMC Senior Services Community Champion Award, given annually to recognize exceptional organizational leadership to improve the lives of seniors, was awarded to the Regional Response Health Collaborative Program (RRHCP) of western ...
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Foundations Present Teaching Nursing Home Initiative at Grantmakers in Aging

During a Grantmakers in Aging meeting on October 14, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy D. Zionts, MBA, presented on JHF's work to bolster nursing home care and confront challenges facing nursing hom...
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Aging Team Hosts Webinar on Infection Control in the Homecare Setting

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of infection control within health care. For most of the pandemic, virtual visits became commonplace, but with care delivery transitioning back to the home and community settings, it...
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Advanced Analytics Conference Convenes Patient Safety Leaders in Utah

In October, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD and Chief Policy Officer Robert Ferguson, MPH attended the Improving Patient Safety with Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics invitation-onl...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Grantees Bolster Mental Health Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

This is the third article in a series on the JHF Teen Mental Health Collaborative grantees and their work to provide mental wellness and peer supports to Allegheny County youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, aided by emergency grants fr...
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PA Youth Advocacy Presents During Community Outreach Events

Members of the PA Youth Advocacy Network were busy conducting outreach events across Pennsylvania in October. This comes as the Network develops an agenda of teen mental health policy priorities, spearheaded by youth advocates and the ...
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WHAMglobal Partners with Local Breweries for Fundraisers

Mindful Brewing Company, a Pittsburgh brewery, is participating in the She Knows Beer collaboration campaign and has selected the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) as their nonprofit partner. They are brewing a uniqu...
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Representative Austin Davis Supports Mon Valley and Pennsylvania Through Pandemic

During a crisis like a pandemic, communities need leaders who are engaged, compassionate, and collaborative – and Pennsylvania Representative Austin Davis is one of Pittsburgh's best examples. The current chair of the Allegheny County ...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Welcomes New Staff Member Emma Seagle

In October, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation welcomed Emma Seagle, MPH, the new program officer working with the HIV/AIDS team to support JHF's Ryan White Part B contract, the statewide Minority AIDS Initiative, and AIDS Free Pittsburg...
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Eradicate Hate Global Summit Convenes Leaders to Explore Tangible Solutions

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was a proud sponsor of the inaugural Eradicate Hate Global Summit, which gathered hundreds of attendees from all over the world both at the Pittsburgh Convention Center and virtually on October 18-20, 2...
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JHF and WHAMglobal Partner with Rep. Morgan Cephas' Office for Birthing a Movement Event November 4

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) are partnering with State Representative Morgan Cephas' office for the annual Birthing a Movement event series. This year's event, Opt in PA: A P...
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JHF Supports Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh Free Clinic

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is privileged to support the Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh Free Dental Clinic, an incredible display of generosity and commitment on the part of Pittsburgh's dental and vision medical communities held at ...
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National Coalition Launches Campaign to Improve Patient Safety

A national advocacy coalition, led by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), has launched a campaign to push for a National Patient Safety Board (NPSB), to address the persistently high rates of medical error in the United S...
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Wall Street Journal Features National Patient Safety Board Proposal

In a September 2 article, the Wall Street Journal published a feature on the National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) proposal spearheaded by the NPSB Advocacy Coalition. The article explores how the NPSB could model the National Transport...
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JHF CEO Karen Feinstein Speaks at Patient Safety Moonshot Panel for World Patient Safety Day

For World Patient Safety Day 2021 on September 17, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein spoke during a panel on the "Patient Safety Moonshot™," a movement to cure medical harm by 2030. The Patient Safety ...
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2021 Salk Fellowship Kicks Off, to Focus on Re-envisioning U.S. Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how years of underfunding and political interference have crippled progress in U.S. public health systems at every level—as they currently operate and as they could be upgraded with modern technology. Wit...
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PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative Awards UPMC Hamot $15,000 to Address Maternal Hypertension

The PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) has awarded UPMC Hamot the $15,000 PA AIM Innovation Award to develop solutions for maternal hypertension. This is part of the PA PQC's AIM Severe Hypertension and Disparities initiative ...
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Local Teen Mental Health Partners Amplify Youth Voice

This is the second article in a series on the JHF Teen Mental Health Collaborative grantees and their work to provide mental wellness and peer supports to Allegheny County youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, aided by a total $318,000 i...
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