JHF Sponsors Art Show Featuring Local Teens’ Work on Pandemic, Mental Health

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was pleased to support a teen art exhibition, hosted by local partners The Second Floor at the JCC, the Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh, the Center of Life, and the 10.27 Healing Partnership. The exhibi...
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Terry Fulmer: Pioneering Age-Friendly Care

An internationally recognized expert in geriatrics, Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, has risen to prominence in the fields of nursing, academia, health care, and philanthropy. Having received widespread recognition for her research and cli...
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An Unconventional Bloom: The Jewish Healthcare Foundation Confronts a Pandemic

The newest ROOTS publication chronicles the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's work during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the digital publication is now available online. Physical copies are forthcoming this fall. Read on for the introduction:...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $517K to Support an Innovative Development in Personalized Treatment and Access to Mental Health Support for Teens

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) on August 30 approved new grants to develop an artificial intelligence solution that provides a new approach to research, clinical decision making, and a personalized, safer model of medical exper...
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Young Innovators Pitch Solutions for JHF Fellowship Finale

The inaugural Young Innovators Healthcare Fellowship, funded through grants from the Grable Foundation and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, concluded in August 2021 with a virtual finale event. In a collaborative and creative...
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National and Statewide Advisory Group Launches for Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative

As part of the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative launched in July 2021, a National and Statewide Advisory Group has formed for the initiative and held their first meeting on August 16. The team of esteemed professionals f...
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Full Court Press Team Considers Partnerships for the National Patient Safety Board

On August 10, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's Patient Safety Full Court Press Team met to discuss the next stage of advocating for a National Patient Safety Board (NPSB): focusing on potenti...
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JHF Board Convenes for August 2021

On August 30, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees convened. JHF Board Chair Debra L. Caplan, MPA, called the meeting to order and JHF President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein introduced new staff members Emily Franke, LSW,...
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Community Partners Engage Teens on Mental Health with Expressive Arts

In fall 2020, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) awarded thirteen community-based organizations in Allegheny County a total $318,000 in emergency grants to provide emotional support and opportunities for connection for local teens ...
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Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh Grows with JHF Funding

The Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of Greater Pittsburgh (JCBA) continues to meet the demands of the region in maintaining sacred Jewish resting places and in handling all arrangements for free burials of those in need, with a ...
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Tausi Suedi: Global, Maternal, and Child Health Champion

The COVID-19 pandemic brought more threats than solely the danger of a new disease to communities around the world. The pandemic exacerbated pre-existing disparities and increased barriers to addressing them, especially for women's hea...
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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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