Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Technology Council Launch “High Tech + High Touch Health Care” Series

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is partnering with the Pittsburgh Technology Council to produce a new webinar series and companion podcast, "High Tech + High Touch Health Care." The webinar sessions highlight national and local ...
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May 23 Declared Teen Mental Health Awareness Day in Pennsylvania and City of Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh City Council and Governor Tom Wolf officially declared May 23, 2021 as Teen Mental Health Awareness Day in the City of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania, via a proclamation written by a team of high school students from the PA...
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JHF Convenes Health Leaders for National Patient Safety Board Briefings

In May, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) convened over 30 leaders across the United States for two updates on its work to advance a federal patient safety agency. Many of the people attending the May 18 and 27 briefings had atten...
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JHF Webinar Supports State Long-Term Care COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

On May 4, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) offered the latest in a series of educational COVID-19 vaccine webinars to hundreds of long-term care facilities statewide, as the PA Department of Health operationalizes a new plan to e...
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Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Supports Jewish Community Center Overnight Camp Reopening

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) has provided coaching support to the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh (JCC) as they plan to reopen their Emma Kaufmann overnight camp in Morgantown, WV this summer. PRHI Manager, Le...
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Dr. Ken Ho Leverages Insights from Innovative HIV/AIDS Work to Help Examine Disparities and Advance Community Health Throughout Pandemic

 Why HIV experts turned into some of the best COVID-19 leaders When the threat of COVID-19 descended, University of Pittsburgh infectious disease expert Ken Ho, MD, MPH was well-primed to step up to the challenge. For 14 years, Dr...
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From the Vault: Looking Back on JHF’s Patient Safety Writings

With the Full Court Press initiative, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has ramped up a renewed push for federal action on patient safety. Both the Foundation and its operating arm the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative have a ...
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Manhattan Film Festival Selects JHF COVID-19 Documentary

The short, JHF-produced documentary, What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, was selected for the 2021 Manhattan Film Festival. The 20-minute documentary explores the causes behind the COVID-19 crisis in long-term care facilities acro...
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JHF Healthcare Safety Challenge Funds Patient Safety Tech Startups with $60,000

To advance the most promising healthcare safety solutions from around the world, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) funded and conceived the JHF Healthcare Safety Challenge with partner Innovation Works (IW). On April 27th, the cha...
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Full Court Press Teams Explore Community Health Workers & Tech’s Role within Pregnancy and Senior Care

On April 15, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Maternity and Senior Living Full Court Press Teams held a joint meeting to discuss innovations in technology to support perinatal community health workers and high-quality senior livi...
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WHAMglobal Kicks Off Statewide Doula and Perinatal Community Health Worker Advisory Group

The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) convened a statewide Doula and Perinatal Community Health Worker Advisory Group, to create more equitable access to doulas and to develop a statewide infrastructure to support th...
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PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative Heads Black Maternal Health Week Event

On April 15, the PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative, an initiative of Jewish Healthcare Foundation operating arm the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) to pre...
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WHAMglobal Releases Maternal Health Policy Guide

The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal), an operating arm of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, has developed a maternal health policy guide to the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 and its implications for the...
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PA DOH Awards Ryan White Program $900,000 for HIV Advertising Campaign

Editor's note: An error ran in an earlier headline misstating the recipient of the funding. Funding was provided to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Ryan White program. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Ryan White program has receiv...
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JHF COVID-19 Documentary Wins Award

The short, JHF-produced documentary, What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, won the Jury's Choice Award from the A Show for A Change Film Festival in March 2021. The 20-minute documentary explores the causes behind the COVID-19 crisi...
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JHF Spearheads International Women’s Forum Healthcare Special Interest Group; Explores Senior Living Around the World

On April 28, the International Women's Forum Women held another meeting of its Health Care Special Interest Group, a network formed by Karen Feinstein and Debra Caplan. This week's program was organized by the Nancy Zionts, JHF Chief P...
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JHF Teen Mental Health Panel Features Youth Voices

On April 12, the PA Youth Advocacy Network presented a youth voice panel as part of the 2021 Representative Dan Miller Disability and Mental Health Summit. The panel featured Abby Rickin-Marks (senior, Fox Chapel High School), Connor D...
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Liftoff PGH Follows up with Young Innovators Healthcare Fellowship

 The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is hosting its first-ever summer fellowship for high school students in the Pittsburgh region to explore healthcare careers and design technology solutions for a current healthcare problem. ...
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Karen Feinstein Interviewed on Business as Usual Program

On April 15, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President & CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD was a guest on the Pittsburgh Technology Council's noontime program, Business as Usual. The Pittsburgh Technology Council launched the daily z...
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JHF Board Convenes to Review Novel Initiatives During COVID-19

On April 5, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board met. This was Debra L. Caplan's first meeting as JHF Board Chair. The Board welcomed a record number of 10 new members. The Full Court Press Team leads Pat Siger, Chair of the Pregnanc...
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