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Look who’s talking: Family Spinner a hit with local kids, parents

Six months after Jewish Healthcare Foundation supported the free distribution of the low-tech game to three Squirrel Hill parochial schools, the Family Spinner is earning top grades for getting people talking. Developed by two mothers ...
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JHF global health staffer opens youth leadership conference in Qatar

Global Health Associate Hanifa Nakiryowa shared her story with 900 students from 16 countries at a youth leadership summit in Doha, Qatar on October 17. Nakiryowa, a staff member supporting JHF's Women's Health Activist Movement Global...
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JHF-designed session is standing-room-only at Grantmakers in Aging conference

Jewish Healthcare Foundation COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts designed and spoke on a panel about technology for older adults at the October 15-16 Grantmakers in Aging's conference in New York. The subject generated so much i...
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JHF CEO joins regional women leaders at Butler County symposium

More than 200 people crowded into the October 11 Women Shaping Our Region Symposium sponsored by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce. Jewish Healthcare Foundation CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein was one of the six speakers to address questi...
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JHF & WHAMglobal head to Toronto to study women’s health, attend IWF forum

A dozen executive women from Pittsburgh and beyond are heading north of the border next month for a health study tour organized by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and its women's health arm, WHAMglobal. As with previous study tours of...
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TRUSTEE PROFILE: Terence W. Starz, MD

Internist, rheumatologist at Arthritis and Internal Medicine Associates-UPMC Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at UPMC-Shadyside Hospital; clinical professor of Medicine and of Occupational Therapy at the University of Pittsburg...
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Staff Profile: Deborah Murdoch, MPH, Program Manager

​Throughout her studies and into her career, Deborah Murdoch has bridged two worlds, and happily so. Her enjoyment of science and math set this Sewickley native on a pre-med track at the College of William and Mary, a cutting-edge rese...
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JHF hosted several events in October

 JHF hosted receptions for two eminent women of letters prior to their public appearances in Pittsburgh last month. They are Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin at the Carnegie Music Hall ...
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Reflections from Salzburg: From Exploration to Forcible Action

A Note from Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD As a participant at the Salzburg Global Forum's session on patient safety last month, I was in the company of true luminaries in our field. Forty-four participants hailed from 16 countries includin...
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Salk Fellowship Brings Campaign Approach to Medical Error

As the United States prepares for an important election year, the discussion of health care has once again taken center stage, yet the unconscionable tragedy of deaths from medical error continues to be ignored. Following the first Wor...
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Watch, wait, and wonder: Australia early childhood expert shares best practices, inspiration

Early childhood expert Dr. Michael Zilibowitz brought insight and inspiration to Pittsburgh last week from the exemplary early childhood center he runs near Sydney, Australia. The Dalwood Spilstead Early Years Intervention and Sup...
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Doulas-in-training offer vital support for immigrant and refugee moms

Doulas can play an important role in achieving a successful pregnancy. While OB/GYNs and nurse-midwives provide clinical oversight of pregnancy and childbirth, a doula can provide physical, emotional, educational and practical support ...
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Community-based organizations take the stage at PA PQC Learning Collaborative

More than 200 members of Pennsylvania's Perinatal Quality Collaborative gathered in Harrisburg last week to share insights and advances around their efforts to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies across prenatal, labor/b...
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WHAMglobal gears up for more activism with March For Moms

March For Moms Association, now in its third year, is a growing, multi-stakeholder coalition to improve the wellbeing of mothers in the United States and reduce maternal mortality. The coalition convenes national stakeholders to speak ...
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INTERSECT@CMU explores healthcare innovation themes in advance of LIFTOFF 2020

JHF's Liftoff PGH 2020 was a proud co-sponsor of INTERSECT@CMU 2019, a meeting that touched on many of the issues that the September 15-16, 2020 Liftoff gathering will explore in depth. The session at Carnegie Mellon University include...
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JHF & WHAMglobal to study women’s health in Toronto

There are still a few slots available for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WHAMglobal Women's Health Study Tour in Toronto on November 12-13. As with previous tours in Spain and Australia, JHF and WHAMglobal are taking time before ...
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JHF’s Dementia Friends Pennsylvania efforts reap dividends in first year

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania celebrated its first anniversary this summer, moving into Year Two with more than 2,200 individuals across 40 counties who have attended the hour-long information session. Local and state civic leaders are...
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HIV/AIDS team brings together disparate grantees to share learning, insights

Members of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's HIV/AIDS team brought together grantees from two initiatives for a joint learning collaborative on September 18. Twenty-one staffers from grantees of JHF's statewide Minority AIDS Initiativ...
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PA PQC’s results highlighted at Transforming Women’s Health symposium

JHF Global Health Associate Hanifa Nakiryowa (pictured) reported great turnout during the poster presentation session of Adagio Health's Second Annual Transforming Women's Health Symposium on September 24. "Several people were impresse...
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JHF’s youth behavioral health team participates in Philadelphia summit

Jewish Healthcare Foundation's teen behavioral health team participated in the Health Care Improvement Foundation's youth behavioral health summit, hosted in partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Departmen...
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