Senior Care Full Court Press Team Addresses Current Crisis

As part of the Full Court Press initiative, the Senior Living Team aims to advance policies to develop a renewed model of senior living. The Team of Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and Health Careers Futures Board members first met ...
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New Documentary Sheds Light on Causes of COVID-19 Crisis in Nursing Homes

A new documentary short film, entitled What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, has finished production, and is now available for viewing online. The documentary examines how the COVID-19 crisis has devastated many long-term care facil...
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National Academy of Sciences and Medicine Launches Senior Living Study

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed significant challenges to providing quality senior care, many of which have existed in our senior living model for decades. With the aim of finding a solution, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation is plea...
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PA Extends Long-Term Care COVID-19 Support Program

Over the past five months, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation has served as a lead educator in the Regional Response Health Collaboratives Program (RRHCP), which aims to support long-term care residents and staff during the COVID-19 pand...
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Nancy D. Zionts Receives Pruitt/Kelly Award for Age-Friendly Leadership

On November 24, Jewish Healthcare Foundation COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy D. Zionts, MBA was given the Pruitt/Kelly Award of Excellence for Age-Friendly Leadership from the Southwestern PA Partnerships for Aging at the...
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AHN, Highmark, and UPMC Join Together Again to Fund AIDS Free Pittsburgh

AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) has received renewed funding commitments from Allegheny Health Network (AHN), UPMC, and new project funding from the Highmark Foundation to support its work towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Allegheny C...
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Dementia Friends Advances Activities Across Pennsylvania

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania was included in the commonwealth's 2020-2024 State Plan on Aging, which The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) creates every four years to provide a vision and direction for Pennsylvania's network of a...
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Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society and Jewish Healthcare Foundation Hold Virtual Program on COVID-19

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was pleased to co-host the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society-Western Division's Fall 2020 program on November 10th. Titled "COVID-19 Across the Healthcare Spectrum," this was the Society's first virtual p...
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Celebrating the Life of Dick Simon

It is with great sadness that we remember Richard "Dick" Simon, a beloved board member, who passed away peacefully on November 4, just a few months shy of his 100th birthday. He was the longest-serving Trustee of the Jewish Healthcare ...
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Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative Annual Conference Highlights Key Health Issues for Pennsylvanians

The PA Health Funders Collaborative held their annual conference via Zoom November 9th to 12th, highlighting key issues facing the health of Pennsylvanians. The issues of COVID-19, racial disparities, health equity, social justice, tec...
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Ideathon Pitch Competition Finalists Announced

On October 23, twenty-two semi-final Ideathon teams pitched live in the Ideathon Pitch competition, evaluated by an incredible cohort of judges from across the Pittsburgh innovation ecosystem. The semifinalists began their education in...
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Henry L. Hillman Foundation Grants JHF $120,000 for Contact Tracing

The Henry L. Hillman Foundation recently approved a contribution in the amount of $120,000 to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh (JHF), to support the Southwestern Pennsylvania COVID-19 Contact Tracing Consortium. Led by th...
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Statewide WIC Summit Convenes Key Stakeholders

On October 14 and 15, over 300 WIC statewide leaders, advocates and stakeholders convened virtually for the Pennsylvania WIC Stakeholders' Collaborative Summit webinars. Hosted by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the Pennsylvania H...
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JHF Grants Allegheny Health Network $75,000 Grant to Reinvest in Quality Maternal Care Model

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) granted Allegheny Health Network (AHN) $75,000 to launch a plan to re-design a value-based care model for women and infants. This model includes incorporating social workers into AHN maternity car...
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Three Finalists Selected in Liftoff PGH Ideathon Pitch Competition

In its quest to reinvent Pittsburgh's vision of health care, Liftoff PGH believes in the power of young innovators. Of all industries, health and life sciences remain some of the thorniest to disrupt. Though startups abound with new de...
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Liftoff PGH Begins Countdown to December Summit

Oakland is a-buzz with Liftoff PGH's latest Liftodrop, after we landed on the University of Pittsburgh campus to bring some Liftoff PGH innovation on October 30. While our Early Adopter ticket purchasers dropped by to pick up their new...
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Too Hot for July Video

Want to relive the events from AIDS Free Pittsburgh's (AFP) and True T Pgh's Too Hot for July: Black AF? You can catch some snapshots in a new video from the annual HIV awareness event, held this year in August. The video is available ...
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh Gathers Community Feedback in Online Sessions

In developing their strategic plan for 2021-2025, AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) is turning to the community for feedback. AFP is a collaborative initiative comprised of government agencies, healthcare institutions, and community-based org...
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WHAMglobal Hosts 2020 Election Town Hall: What’s at Stake for Women+

On October 15, the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) convened expert health and policy leaders for a discussion of crucial women+ health issues and policy points. Over 50 attendees joined via Zoom and 1,442 people we...
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UpStreet Launches Website

Congratulations to UpStreet Pittsburgh on the launch of their new website! Check out the UpStreet site here. UpStreet provides mental health services to teens in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, currently offered through an access...
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