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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Karen Feinstein Makes Case for National Safety Authority to Healthcare Value Hub

On October 16, Jewish Healthcare Foundation's President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD spoke at Altarum's Healthcare Value Hub webinar, "Brainstorming Solutions to Medical Harm: Creating a National Patient Safety Authority." Altarum...
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Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Presents at NRHI Event

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) presented at the NRHI R.E.A.L. Solutions event on October 27. Manager of Lean Healthcare Strategy and Implementation Jennifer Condel, SCT(ASCP)MT and Practice Transformation Specialist C...
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JHF Commemorates the 2nd Anniversary of the 10/27 Tree of Life Shooting

To commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation purchased a quilt, titled No Hate Flag, made by Louise Silk, and gifted it to the 10.27 Healing Partnership. The quilt serve...
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Salk Fellows Receive Overview of Policy Process and Insights

Take an insider's look at our recent Salk Health Activist Fellowship session from October 13, where Fellows learned about the policy process from Sarah Pesi, MPP, Teen Engagement and Outreach Coordinator at the Jewish Community Center ...
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JHF Awards $398,000 in Teen Mental Health Grants to Local Organizations

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many teens and families in the community are experiencing a toxic mix of fear, stress, disappointment, isolation, and confusion. Some may be directly affected by COVID-19, reckoning with illness am...
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Eight-Year Nursing Facility Grant Initiative Comes to a Close

After eight years, the RAVEN (Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations using Evidence-based Interventions for Nursing Facility Residents) Initiative is ending. Funded by a grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, RAVEN was...
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Salk Fellowship Kicks Off Aimed at Successful Maternity Policy Change

The Salk Health Activist Fellowship commenced on September 21st with 29 enthusiastic Fellows, ready to build their advocacy skills and tackle maternal health issues. As the United States heads toward a critical election, maternal healt...
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On World Patient Safety Day, Case is Made for a National Patient Safety Authority

On this year's World Patient Safety Day (Sept. 17), Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD made the case for action on medical error in front of a global audience during the Unite for Safe Care virtual event (which involved 6,821 participants) and ...
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Automating Patient Safety with Michael McShea

During a special Liftoff in Motion virtual event on September 1, Liftoff PGH and the Health Activist Network welcomed Michael McShea to discuss Automating Patient Safety. McShea, the health system innovation lead of the Johns Hopkins A...
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An Opportunity Unlike Any Other for a Full Court Press

During September's three Board meetings, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) staff outlined a new focus on three critical policy goals for the next calendar year. This renewed concentration comes as JHF recognizes the opportunity, in an...
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International Women’s Forum Convenes Women Leaders Globally on COVID-19

The International Women's Forum (IWF) Pittsburgh held a virtual Global Panel on September 24 to facilitate discussion of the global response to COVID-19. An inspiring group of international women healthcare leaders joined the call...
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