PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Awards Jewish Healthcare Foundation $1.4 Million for Maternal Health Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) awarded the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) over $1.4 million in funding to continue the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative's (PA PQC) work in improving perin...
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AI & ML in Healthcare Symposium Highlights Pittsburgh’s Potential

 On May 10 and 11, Pittsburgh showcased its potential to become a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) within health care. The "AI/ML in Healthcare Symposium," hosted for the first time by the Universit...
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Karen Feinstein Presents at International Women’s Forum Chile Conference on “Women, Aging, and Inequities in Healthcare”

The International Women's Forum (IWF) 2022 Cornerstone Conference, "Discovery Through Earth, Seas, & Skies," took place in Santiago, Chile, from May 17 to May 19. The annual IWF Cornerstone Conference brings together some of the wo...
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IWF Healthcare Special Interest Group Convenes at Chile Conference to Discuss Inequities Faced by Women

During the May 2022 International Women's Forum (IWF) Cornerstone Conference in Santiago, Chile, the IWF Healthcare Special Interest Group met to continue the discussion around inequities faced by older women in seeking good health car...
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Patient Safety Podcast Explores Opportunities for Transformation

Two new Up Next for Patient Safety episodes are now available. Systemic Solutions features researcher Dr. Kathleen Sutcliffe, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University and author of the highly lauded book Still Not ...
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PA Youth Advocacy Network Unites Activists for Mental Health Awareness Month

The PA Youth Advocacy Network recognized the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month with several youth-centered events. Since 2018, the Network, a program of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, has activated youth and adults acros...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Members Engage with Legislators

On May 26, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) convened members of the Teen Mental Health Collaborative for the second in-person meeting of 2022. Attendees had the opportunity to share and network with Collaborative participants and...
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Senior Living Full Court Press Addresses Implications of NASEM Report on Nursing Home Quality

The May 4 Senior Residential Living Full Court Press meeting focused on the recommendations contained in a highly anticipated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), The National Imperative to...
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Allegheny County Parks Trail Guide Completed as Caren Glotfelty Retires from Parks Foundation

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is pleased to share the result of a county parks trail guide project led by the Allegheny County Parks Foundation (ACPF) to engage and support the health of our region's residents. JHF granted ACP...
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New PA POLST Live Virtual Course Launches

On May 3, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and Pennsylvania POLST presented the new POLST: Doing it Right! Virtual Course to a multidisciplinary group of 22 adult learners from across the commonwealth. The virtual course was adap...
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Dr. Judy Black Champions End-of-Life Care for All

From her humble beginnings in rural Punxsutawney, education was always a priority for Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Medical Advisor Judy Black, MD, MHA. Her passion for learning and for sharing her knowledge has led Dr. Black on a...
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A Record Year for JHF

Just a few months into 2022, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has been entrusted with over $25 million in public and private funds to ensure critical public health programs reach our community. This level of funding makes 2022 on...
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JHF Named Administrator for $9M in Maternal and Child Health Funding

On April 14, state Representative Morgan Cephas, state Senator Christine Tartaglione, Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and the Wolf administration, announced $25.6 million in American Rescue Plan funding to be allocat...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $450K in Grants, Including New Funding for Healthcare Safety Innovation Competition; Certifying and Reimbursing Doulas; and Seniors’ Recreation and Exercise Program

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board convened for its first meeting of the year on April 11, 2022 and approved new grants for launching a Healthcare Safety Competition and Virtual Exhibit; advancing the PA Doula Commission's wo...
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Ariana Longley Joins JHF for Patient Safety Initiative

Ariana Longley joins the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in May as a consultant to guide the planning and execution of the upcoming Healthcare Safety Competition and Virtual Exhibit. Longley spent the last seven years at the Patient Safet...
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New Staff and Accounting Contractor Join JHF

Sara Nelis will join the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) in May as the new project manager for the PA PQC and the Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City initiative. Nelis is currently completing her MSN and is a licensed nurse. Sh...
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University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Awards JHF Honorary Alumni Award

During the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing graduation ceremony on April 29, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) was recognized with an honorary alumni award. JHF is proud to receive this award. JHF has enjoyed a long, sto...
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JHF Meets with Community Health Worker Initiative Work Group

In April, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation convened local payers, foundations, workforce boards, and community health worker (CHW) groups to discuss strategies for retaining, building, and sustaining the CHW workforce in the region. Th...
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Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City Partners Unite and Uplift Communities Through Outreach Efforts

This is the second article in a series featuring the Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City partners. Read the first article here. As part of Merck for Mothers' network of 20 Safer Childbirth Cities across the U.S., Pittsburgh: A Safer Ch...
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NASEM Releases National Nursing Home Quality Report with JHF as a Sponsor

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) have released a new report, "The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality: Honoring Our Commitment to Residents, Families, and Staff," sponsored by The Jo...
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