Stuart Fisk Embodies Health Activism

Everyone deserves access to compassionate health care, and few know this as well as Stuart Fisk, CRNP. His life's work has been dedicated to HIV activism, research, prevention, and care for persons living with HIV disease. Fisk's work ...
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JHF Establishes Dementia Friendly Pennsylvania Initiative

On September 21,  World Alzheimer's Day, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) announced the establishment of Dementia Friendly Pennsylvania, a new initiative aimed at supporting Pennsylvanians living with dementia. Pennsylv...
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AcademyHealth Reassembles “John Eisenberg’s AHRQ Angels” to Discuss Twin Crises

On August 23, AcademyHealth hosted the webinar "Patient Safety and Health Worker Retention: Twin Crises" to explore the reasons underlying the diminished healthcare workforce, the resulting increase in medical error and adverse events,...
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PA POLST Virtual Continuing Education Modules Now Available

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Coalition for Quality at the End of Life are pleased to announce the launch of a redesigned Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) continuing education program. The new POLST Lear...
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Sara Nelis Presents at National Safer Childbirth Cities Conference

On August 23 and 24, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs hosted the Safer Childbirth Cities (SCC) annual meeting in Chicago with presentations being shared by large and small organizations across the country, i...
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PRHI and JHF Board Members Weigh in on Patient Safety Initiatives

On August 8, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Communications Committee met to discuss two of their newest patient safety initiatives, the Patient Safety Technology Challenge an...
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Nancy Zionts Presents to DOH, OIG on Challenges Facing Nursing Homes

On August 22, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Chief Operating Officer/Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA presented "Quality and Safety in Skilled Nursing" at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Office of the Inspect...
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Youth Leader Speaks at Global Alliance Panel about JHF’s Youth Mental Health Advocacy and Action

Alekhya Buragadda, a youth advocate with the Jewish Healthcare Foundations' PA Youth Advocacy Network, participated in "Supporting Schools in our Communities: A Critical Foundation to Child and Youth Mental Health," a moderated convers...
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600,000 Households Receive PSAs on HIV Services as Part of New AIDS Free Pittsburgh Marketing Campaign

There are over 3,000 people living with HIV in southwestern Pennsylvania, and AIDS Free Pittsburgh is committed to ensuring care is available and eliminating the spread of new cases. In a broad marketing campaign for HIV services in th...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein Interviewed about Data Mistakes in the Monkeypox Outbreak

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, was interviewed by Vox for its article "Why monkeypox is a repeat of the data mistakes made with COVID-19." The article explores how accurate data is cri...
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Two New Staff Join JHF and a Staffer is Promoted

 Alaina Conner, MPPM Alaina Conner is the women's health grants specialist at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, assisting the Foundation in administering grants to improve maternal health outcomes through a variety of innovative p...
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Dr. Hardeep Singh Earns Prestigious John M. Eisenberg Award for Lifetime Work Improving Patient Safety

Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, an informatics leader, patient safety advocate and innovator, and friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), has been awarded the Individual Achievement Award in the 20th John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety ...
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Patient Safety Fellows Identify Aspirational Solutions to Address Medical Errors

On July 27th, the 2022 Patient Safety Fellowship held its finale, concluding two months of learning focused on patient safety innovations and solutions across a multitude of lenses. The fellowship offered a deep dive into the history o...
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Patient Safety Technology Challenge to Partner with Existing Competitions

The healthcare industry is ripe for innovation ideas, with some of the biggest corporations and trailblazers consistently trying to crack the overwhelming list of challenges within the industry. Patient safety technology solutions have...
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Dementia Friends PA Contract Renewed through 2023

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a renewed grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to improve and expand access to ongoing programs, which raise awareness about dementia and decrease stigma surrounding demen...
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JHF’s Full Court Press for Senior Residential Living Achieves Success in Advocating for Pennsylvania’s Nursing Homes

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF's) Senior Residential Living Full Court Press Team has succeeded in influencing Pennsylvania's budget dedicated to long-term care. In July, the Pennsylvania Legislature and Governor Tom Wolf agre...
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JHF Delivers Webinar on COVID-19 Therapeutics to Statewide Audience

Outpatient COVID-19 treatment and preventive therapies can improve patient outcomes and save lives. Oral antivirals and monoclonal antibodies for pre-exposure prophylaxis are now widely available in Pennsylvania, but the Commonwealth i...
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Film Screening Sparks and Continues Conversation about Teen Mental Health

 Fifty percent of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75 percent by age 24, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. At a screening of Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness, a Ken Burns documentary...
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Heroes with Jim Roddey Features Interview with Karen Feinstein

On his local weekly radio show Heroes, Jim Roddey, the former (and first) chief executive of Allegheny County and former Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board member, interviews influential and inspiring leaders from the region. At ...
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh Organizes Fast-Track Cities Implementation Workshop

Community, civic, and public health stakeholders gathered in-person and virtually to discuss the current state of HIV in Pittsburgh and generate a dialogue for Pittsburgh's next steps in addressing barriers, gaps, and health inequities...
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