Virtual Senior Academy featured in Statewide Survey Report, Launching New Intergenerational Programming with City of Pittsburgh

When Kylea Covaleski took over managing the Virtual Senior Academy in 2019, she could never have imagined a situation with the entire community isolated in their homes. "The Virtual Senior Academy was created to connect seniors across ...
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Liftoff PGH in Motion

Almost overnight, the Liftoff PGH mission has become the rallying cry of this entire region. Businesses, communities, and individuals are jumpstarting innovative solutions to every aspect of life, and the pace of change is only acceler...
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Local Teen Mental Health Advocacy and Support Continues as PA Legislation Shows Progress

On April 27, Pennsylvania announced progress on legislation that would improve mental health insurance for residents, including teens. This comes at a time when many teens must face unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic t...
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Death and Dying Fellows Equipped with Critically Relevant Skills

As health systems across the country scramble to keep pace with the COVID-19 pandemic, one skill in high demand is navigating end of life conversations and decisions. The pandemic has created some new challenges for families, including...
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Dr. Joanne Conroy Mourns the Death of Her Husband as She Manages a Major Health System During a Pandemic

At a time when Joanne Conroy, MD is under immense stress as the President and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, and when communal grieving is made almost impossible due to social distancing, JHF extends its dee...
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Patient Safety Bottoms Out in the Pandemic: Does this Convince a Nation that the U.S. is Unprepared to Protect the Safety of its Population?

As the U.S. views the grim details of a healthcare system unprepared for the overwhelming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also face a reality that we have, for too long, neglected to protect our patients. Alarmed by the horrif...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Adapts During COVID-19 Pandemic

In these unprecedented times, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) remains steadfast to its mission and has been adapting all its primary initiatives to support healthcare workers and at-risk populations in the face of the COVID-19 p...
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Statewide Maternal Health Collaborative Continues Despite COVID-19

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic overwhelming many healthcare teams and limiting travel, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) converted the in-person Learning Collaborative session to a virtual session on M...
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Virtual Senior Academy Urgently Expands Courses, Countering Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Virtual Senior Academy is countering increased isolation among at-risk populations by launching a slate of new courses. The COVID-19 pandemic presents an especially dangerous threat to adults 60 and older, who are more likely to de...
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Liftoff PGH 2020 Changes Course for December 15-16

When Liftoff PGH was just a whisper of an idea, we never imagined how reality would collide with its mission.At its core, Liftoff PGH is about inspiring unusual partnerships that challenge the very structure of the healthcare industry....
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JHF Announces COVID-19 Emergency Fund, and $645K to Support AIDS Initiative, Seniors, and Patient Safety

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) on March 30 approved an emergency fund for the COVID-19 pandemic, along with four grants to extend its efforts in HIV/AIDS programming, engagement with and support of older adults, and the SWERVE ...
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Youth from 26 School Districts Advocate for Teen Mental Health

"Do you have friends with whom you feel safe talking about mental health? Is there one adult at your school who you feel comfortable going to for support?" asked Bridget Hughes, a student at Winchester Thurston High School. Bridget and...
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Doulas and Health Plans Gather to Discuss Shared Interests

On March 5, doulas and health plan representatives gathered in the QIT Center to discuss their shared interest of providing comprehensive and cost-effective care for moms and families. The purpose of the meeting was for the groups to g...
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JHF Staff Member Makes Masks As ‘Thank You’ to Healthcare Workers

Catherine Mutunga never imagined she'd be using her sewing skills to help healthcare workers, but these desperate times have been cause for innovative measures. Mutunga has been sewing as a hobby for the last twenty years and has never...
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Representative Bradford Visits JHF

State Representative Matthew Bradford, the PA House Democratic Appropriations Committee Chair from Montgomery County, visited the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on March 6 at the QIT Center. During the meeting, Karen Feinstein discussed ...
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JHF Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Kyle Terrill will be rejoining the Jewish Healthcare Foundation as a full-time program assistant on the Aging Team. Terrill previously was an intern at JHF helping on the GRAN and Community Health Worker projects. He earned his bachelo...
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Celebrating the Life of Paul S. Caplan, MD

The Pittsburgh medical and Jewish communities lost a pillar of generosity, wisdom, and care when Paul S. Caplan, MD passed away on March 7, 2020. Dr. Caplan was an esteemed physician who dedicated his life to providing the best care to...
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Liftoff PGH Announces the Ideathon Pitch Competition with $100K in Prizes

Liftoff PGH 2020, Pittsburgh's first immersive healthcare innovation conference, is hosting a pitch competition to find bold solutions that chart a new future for health. Undergraduate and graduate students will compete live at the Lif...
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Addressing Today’s Teen Challenges through Activism, Calculated Risk, & TikTok

On February 20, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh, brought adolescent expert and author Sara Pipher Gilliam to Pittsburgh as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lect...
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Tree of Life Shooting Survivor Returns to Speak with Death & Dying Fellows

There are few conversations as difficult as those that surround the death of a loved one. Learning how to compassionately and thoughtfully walk into those moments is at the heart of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Death and Dying Fe...
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