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Adieu, 2019 Summer Interns

​The staff of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation bids a fond farewell to 11 emerging healthcare leaders who shared their enthusiasm, talent, and insights through the 10-week summer 2019 internship. The interns explored the foundational p...
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Geisinger Health System shares maternal healthcare practices

Nestled in the hills of northeastern Pennsylvania is one of the commonwealth's leaders in healthcare innovation. Geisinger Health System played host on July 17 to more than two dozen Pittsburghers eager to learn from its best practices...
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JHF Trustee Profile: Debra L. Caplan, Executive-in-Residence of the Forbes Funds, President of HobartHumphrey LLC

Debra L. Caplan has never shied away from a challenge. Throughout her working life, she has jumped enthusiastically into new situations, putting in long days and nights, and learning by doing. The reward has been a fulfilling career st...
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Staff Profile: Anneliese Perry, MS, Senior Quality Improvement Specialist

Anneliese Perry began her career working with young people, but found her calling with older adults. "I volunteered to work with a 93-year-old woman named Evelyn," Perry said. "She lived on her own in a senior high-rise, and needed hel...
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Recent social work/public health graduates join Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Kylea Covaleski, MPH, MSW, is a Program Assistant primarily focused on Senior Connections. Previously she worked as a program coordinator for the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project at the University of Pittsburgh, as a graduate re...
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It was one WHAM of a weekend

The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) connected with hundreds of women and girls on June 8 and 9 with two public events on the theme of "Birthing A Movement." WHAMglobal's mission is to identify the root causes of ma...
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Maternal Health-Focused Patient Safety Fellowship Kicks Off

Where is the safest and most comprehensive perinatal program in Pennsylvania? How are maternal health practitioners factoring "implementation science" into their programs? On June 4, this summer's Patient Safety Fellowship kicked off w...
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh, Partners Celebrate Pride with Party + Biomedical Awareness

 While the number of documented HIV infections in Allegheny County has declined over the past two years, the rate of infection reported among black men who have sex with men (MSM, in clinic parlance) is alarmingly high compared wi...
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Teen Mental Health Summit Advances National “Policy Playbook” Effort

JHF, AcademyHealth, and ACT for Health took a big step forward on June 5 to develop a "policy playbook" to mobilize a national effort around teen mental health. The National Summit for Policy and Action on Teen Mental Health Crises in ...
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JHF, Partners Share Best Practices on Evaluations

Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) joined with fellow healthcare foundations last month to share best practices on evaluations at the annual at Grantmakers in Health conference in Seattle. During the June 12-14 gathering, JHF...
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Pittsburgh’s Collaborative Approach Inspires Charlotte, NC Visitors

Pittsburgh's philanthropic leadership and spirit of collaboration is worth as much attention as its storied sports teams. That's why delegations from several U.S. cities visit each year. Nearly 150 civic and business leaders from the T...
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PRHI Shares Quality Improvement Model for I/DD Groups at Summit

Value-based reimbursement is creating challenges in developmental and behavioral health just as it has for physical health care providers. Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/ DD) organizations are looking to make a smooth t...
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Dementia Friends Press State Lawmakers for Action During Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day

Senior Quality Improvement Specialists and Dementia Friends Pennsylvania Statewide Coordinators Stacie Bonenberger and Anneliese Perry expanded their advocacy efforts to Harrisburg on June 3 as part of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness...
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JHF Shares Geriatric-Friendly Health Practice Guidance to NRHI

The U.S. healthcare system is not ready for the "silver tsunami" — the coming tide of elderly patients. JHF Chief Program Officer and COO Nancy Zionts addressed this issue during a national webinar presented to members of the Network f...
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JHF Leads Information Sessions About Care for Older Adults, Nursing Home Residents

Over the past six years, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has served as the lead education partner to improve the quality of care and reduce avoidable hospitalizations among Pennsylvania's long-stay nursing home residents. Nancy Zion...
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The United Way’s Bob Nelkin… It will never be goodbye!

Many of us have enjoyed collaborating with Bob Nelkin over the course of our varied careers. Whether it was working on the Home Rule Amendment, the Youth Crime Prevention Council, or the Homeless Task Force, one thing is for sure — his...
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Karen Hacker Takes Pittsburgh Experience to CDC

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation says farewell and thank you to Dr. Karen Hacker, who is taking her intensely local experience in Pittsburgh and Boston to the national level.  Hacker joins the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...
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JHF Welcomes Former Journalist to Communications Team

Bonnie Pfister joined JHF as health writer/communications specialist in June. She has assumed editorship of the monthly Window newsletter, and will be assisting with writing, editing and other needs around the Liftoff PGH 2020 conferen...
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Staff Profile: Hanifa Nakiryowa, Global Health Associate

 If you want to learn about resilience, meet Hanifa Nakiryowa. Even as a child, Hanifa challenged the norms in a society where women are expected to be subservient to the men in their lives. She earned a bachelor's degree in educa...
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26th Princeton Conference Posits Where Next? Twenty Years After "To Err is Human"

Karen Feinstein again participated as a member of the planning committee and a session moderator at the 26th Annual Princeton Conference, held May 21-23, 2019. JHF has been a long-time sponsor of this important platform for bringing to...
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