JHF Donates Benches Honoring Past Board Members to Hartwood Acres Sculpture Garden

The Sculpture Garden at Hartwood Acres, the Pittsburgh region's biggest public sculpture garden, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 10. The yearslong Allegheny County project involved refurbishing and relocating sculptures around t...
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Patient Safety Advocate and PRHI Collaborator Michael Millenson Brings Fresh Approaches to Address Medical Error

Insistent patient safety advocate and President of Health Quality Advisors, LLC, Michael L. Millenson, has been a friend of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) since its first meeting at Alcoa in 1997. Millenson began his ...
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Sally Zubairu-Cofield: Reinvigorating & Reimagining the Pennsylvania WIC Program

Sally Zubairu-Cofield was 19, pregnant and scared when she walked into a WIC Program office in southern Prince George's County, Maryland. Confronted with poor customer service and the stigma of teen pregnancy, she left that day embarra...
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Too Hot for July Takes to the Streets in a Triumphant Return

After a two-year hiatus, Too Hot For July, Pittsburgh's only HIV Biomedical Awareness Event, made its triumphant in-person return on June 2 outside KLVN Coffee Lab in Larimer. Hosted by AIDS Free Pittsburgh in partnership with True T P...
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PA Department of Health Awards Ryan White Program over $10 Million for Services for People Living with HIV

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF) HIV/AIDS program has been awarded over $10 million from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) for the 2022–2023 fiscal year, which will be used to improve the quality of and access to m...
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Patient Safety Technology Challenge Advisory Board Holds First Meeting

Imagine that you had the opportunity to build a safer healthcare system from scratch. What would you envision? This is the question at the core of the upcoming Patient Safety Technology Challenge, launching this fall. The recently appo...
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JHF Sponsors First Annual PART Summit in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is setting the course for more thoughtful and ethical technological innovations, and this work gained momentum at the first Responsible Technology Annual Summit on June 14. The inaugural Summit was hosted by the Partnership ...
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Patient Safety Fellowship Takes a Fresh Look at the Persistent Problem of Medical Error

Harms related to preventable medical error remain a leading cause of death in the United States, but health care has been slow to adopt solutions that have shown promise in other complex industries to create safer outcomes. To foster a...
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Perinatal Health Equity Champions Program Kicks Off

A kickoff session was held June 14 for the new Perinatal Health Equity Champions Program, a year-long engagement model designed to build capacity in the birthing workforce to help address racial disparities and improve maternal health ...
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Birthing a Movement Celebrates Birth Workers at Three Rivers Arts Festival

WHAMglobal's Birthing a Movement multi-day event and exhibit at the Three Rivers Arts Festival received a great reception over the first weekend of June. Birthing a Movement included commissioned artwork, interactive artwork, local bir...
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Health Careers Futures and WHAMglobal Boards Examine Maternal & Child Health Initiatives During Joint Meeting

On June 22, the Health Careers Futures (HCF) and WHAMglobal boards convened in a joint meeting to discuss the evolution, impact, and future of the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) and related maternal health effort...
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Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative Partners Reflect on Progress in Annual Grant Review

One June 21, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Aging Team staff and project partners for the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative convened virtually to reflect on the past year's efforts as part of the annual grant review s...
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Participants Share Best Practices in PA Long-Term Care Learning Network Quarterly Learning Collaborative

On June 22, the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network presented its first Quarterly Learning Collaborative to highlight peer-to-peer education delivered to nursing facility staff and leadership over the past three months. This w...
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PA Youth Advocacy Network Successes Highlighted at Recent Conferences

The PA Youth Advocacy Network's efforts to increase awareness of teen mental health issues and inspire young people across Pennsylvania to action were highlighted at two national conferences this month. The National Alliance on Mental ...
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The Health Summit at Sundance Discusses Patient Safety, Workforce, & Long-Term Care Challenges

Many of the nation's leading thinkers and pioneers in health care gathered once again in Salt Lake City for The Health Summit at Sundance. This closed-door gathering provides an opportunity for off-the-record dialogue and novel thinkin...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein Presents at Lean Healthcare Research Symposium

On June 7, Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, provided the opening keynote address at the Center for Lean Engagement & Research in Healthc...
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JHF Internship Program Resumes After One-Year Hiatus

The internship program has returned to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) this summer with eight interns serving across all the Foundation's focus areas. This year's program has some notable differences from previous years, with a ...
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Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Leads Physicians in Understanding Quality Improvement Strategies for Health Care

For the second straight year, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's (PRHI's) Jennifer Condel, manager of Lean Healthcare Strategy; and Bruce Block, MD, shared their expertise in quality improvement techniques with two cohorts of phys...
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JHF Welcomes Three New Staff Members

Ashlee Carter has joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) as a program associate in June after over ten years working in the corporate, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors. In her role, she will be focusing on the Feinstein Fell...
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AJ Harper Propels Action and Collaboration to Improve Quality of Care

AJ Harper, MBA, a longtime friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), has built a career rooted in the belief that a focus on patient safety, reducing clinical variation, and ...
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