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Minority AIDS Initiative Holds Learning Session in Philadelphia

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's HIV/AIDS Team hosted its Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Learning Session in Philadelphia on April 24-25, bringing together 25 frontline staff from 11 agencies across the state. Every year, JHF convene...
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PRHI Coordinates Statewide Learning Network for PCMH Program

As part of coordinating a statewide Learning Network for the primary care practices in the Medicaid HealthChoices Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) held two regional sessions...
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PRHI Facilitates Statewide Learning Network Session for the Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence

PRHI and the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy's Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) held a Learning Network session on April 17 for the 45 Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Centers of Excellence (COEs) in the Commonwealth....
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Dementia Friends Reaches a Cool Thousand, Expands Reach Across State

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania, a program of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, reached a milestone last month. With its April 24 session at the Sewickley Public Library, more than 1,000 people have participated in a Dementia Friends Inf...
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'Closure' Program Adapted for Course at CMU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Extending the Foundation's work in end-of-life issues, two members of the JHF team recently taught a class at Carnegie Mellon University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. "Closure: Discussing the Last Chapter" was led by Judith Blac...
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JHF Trustee Jeffrey Finkelstein to Carry Torch at Israeli Independence Day Ceremony

JHF Trustee Jeffrey Finkelstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, will be among the 12 torchbearers at the 71st Israeli Independence Day ceremony on May 8 on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. Honored for his wo...
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JHF Trustee Douglas Kress and Sue Berman Kress Honored by Hillel

Douglas Kress, MD, along with his wife Sue Berman Kress, PhD, were the 2019 Honorees at Hillel's Campus Superstar event on April 14. At the annual singing competition, Hillel honors people for their commitment, dedication, and support ...
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JHF Trustee Profile: David Ehrenwerth, Board Chair, Jewish Healthcare Foundation

'I am probably a bit more meat and potatoes than some' When David Ehrenwerth became JHF board chair in 2018, there was no need for an orientation session. He was present at the creation of the Foundation in 1990. As a board member of M...
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Staff Profile: Scotland Huber, MS, Chief Communications Officer

'Take our agendas and stories to new audiences in a creative fashion' Scotland Huber, MS, joined JHF in April 2018 as a marketing and community engagement specialist and became chief communications officer in February. He previously se...
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The Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative Launches to Improve Health Care for Moms and Babies

PITTSBURGH, April 24 – Pennsylvania became the 35th state with a Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC) during a statewide kick-off on April 24 in Harrisburg with over 230 healthcare professionals and partners attending. ...
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Applications now open for the 2019 Patient Safety Fellowship

The Patient Safety Fellowship prepares recent and current graduate students to apply emerging methods and strategies in implementation science, team-based problem-solving, and continuous quality improvement for healthcare settings. The...
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Milton Fine's Legacy for Rewarding Teamwork Excellence in Health Care

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation pays tribute to the life and work of Milton Fine, who died March 27 at the age of 92.  Milt's contributions to Pittsburgh's cultural life and the Jewish community are well-known, as is his business...
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First Meeting of WHAMglobal Board of Trustees Spans the Globe

The first Board of Trustees meeting of WHAMglobal (Women's Health Activist Movement Global), held as a webinar from the JHF office on the afternoon of March 13, was a worldwide affair. Nadene Alhadeff logged in from Australia — local t...
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JHF to Host Women of Impact Project on Public Health with Support from de Beaumont Foundation

Women of Impact is an executive leadership organization committed to realigning the healthcare system to meet the needs of all Americans. Its members include 65 leaders representing all facets of the healthcare industry. JHF CEO Karen ...
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Building a Youth Advocacy Movement: Local Students Present at Rep. Dan Miller's Mental Health Summit

The teenagers participating in JHF's Youth Advocacy Network opened their session at the State Rep. Dan Miller's Disability and Mental Health Summit on March 14 by asking participants: Have you ever been passionate about something? Have...
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California Teen Presents Youth Mental Health Model Inspired by Australia

JHF hosted a presentation on March 22 about youth mental health work in Northern California, inspired by approaches in Australia. Steven Adelsheim, MD, director of the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Depart...
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh Receives 'Partnership of Distinction' Award

Collaboration is essential to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) has epitomized the collaborative approach across Allegheny County since 2015, building local partnerships to help communities work together to stop new...
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Dementia Friends Receives Grant from Jefferson Regional to Serve the South Hills

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania, a program of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, has received a $25,000 grant from the Jefferson Regional Foundation Board of Directors. The grant will help fund Dementia Friends Pennsylvania to empower the...
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Down with Ageism: JHF Supports Events With Ashton Applewhite

The decision to underwrite Ashton Applewhite's March 19 talk in the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures series was an easy one. The author of "This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism" advocates a message that coincides with JHF's work ...
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Women of Impact Panel at Health Datapalooza Makes the Case for Engagement

"We have to listen to our community," said Susan Turney, MD, CEO of the Marshfield Clinic Health System, during the Women of Impact (WOI) session at the 2019 Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC, on March 28. "All the data in the world...
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