Southwestern PA Consortium Supports Contact Tracers and Community Health Workers

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation continues to help convene the Southwestern PA Contact Tracing Consortium. Chief Policy Officer Robert Ferguson leads JHF's efforts, coordinatin...
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Intergenerational Reading Program Closes its First Chapter

As the GRAN Intergenerational Reading Program wrapped in July, participants and partners celebrated the program's success with a virtual finale event. Since kicking off on October 17 of last year, the GRAN program trained and matc...
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The PA Community Health Worker Steering Group Appoints Advisory Members

In the latest step in a series of efforts to uplift Community Health Workers (CHWs) and solidify their position in the healthcare professions, the Pennsylvania Community Health Worker Steering Group is building a CHW Advisory Council. ...
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Liftoff PGH Launches into Inclusive Innovation

The COVID-19 Pandemic has exacerbated deadly disparities for communities isolated by race, income, and age, and yet, innovation itself struggles with diversity in design. As Liftoff in Motion blazes through the summer, the series dives...
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Maternal Depression Initiative Kicks Off to Reduce Racial Disparities

On July 27, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) began work on the Moving on Maternal Depression (MOMD) initiative plan, which will drive efforts to improve maternal depression screening and follow-up while reducin...
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WHAMglobal Solidifies Plans for Role in Future of Maternity Care and Announces Community Fund Applications Open

WHAMglobal continues to make new connections in maternal health leadership. On July 7 and 9, WHAMglobal team members joined other Safer Childbirth Cities project teams from around the country for a two-day virtual Community of Practice...
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Too Hot for July Events Coming in August

Due to COVID-19, AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) shifted its annual HIV Biomedical Awareness event, Too Hot For July, to form several virtual events, including a HIV mini-conference and a Queer State of the Union and Quarantine Ball with ou...
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Summer Programs Engage Allegheny County Youth Advocates

Youth advocates have opportunities to raise their voices this summer, thanks to two partners of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Youth Advocacy Network. Programs through the neighborhood-based teen mental health initiative UpStre...
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The Power of Health Conversion Foundations to Transform Communities

Healthcare institutions play a critical role in supporting and transforming communities. During a session with the Urban Land Institutes' (ULI) third cohort of the Health Leadership Network on July 15, Karen Wolk Feinstein, President a...
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Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Completes Integrated Behavioral Health Care Contract

In July, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) concluded their six-month Perfecting Patient Care contract with Cornerstone Care, a non-profit network of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers serving Southwestern Penns...
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Patient Centered Medical Home Learning Network Focuses on Social Determinants of Health

The HealthChoices Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Learning Network held 15 virtual office hours in July on screening and follow-up processes for social determinants of health (SDOH) during primary care visits. The Pittsburgh Regio...
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Kenny Chen on NOVID Founder Po-Shen Loh

Interviewing our Interviewer Kenny Chen When you invite an internationally renowned speaker to your event, one who has spoken around the world about something as esoteric as theoretical Mathematics, you have to ask: How can we create a...
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Perinatal Sites Discuss Maternal Health Disparities and Racial Equity with Doulas Across Pennsylvania

On June 11, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC), managed by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WHAMglobal, hosted its latest virtual statewide learning session with over 220 attendees. One of the key sessions fo...
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COVID-19 Continues to Expose the Urgent Need for a National Patient Safety Authority

We knew before COVID-19 that the U.S. health system poorly protected patients and workers. The number of preventable errors leading to death and injury has been horrifyingly stagnant for decades, and previous efforts to build quality e...
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National & Regional Experts Educate Patient Safety Fellows on COVID-19 Response

During the first four weeks of this summer's Patient Safety Fellowship, ten national and regional experts have already joined as speakers and panelists to build the dynamic picture of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Patient Safety Fellowshi...
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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts Mobilize in Southwestern PA

Since the Southwest PA COVID-19 Contact Tracing Consortium kicked off last month, its members have organized resources and launched initial contact tracing efforts for the region. In partnership with the PA Department of Health, the Je...
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Stakeholders Direct the PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative to Launch a Maternal Depression and Racial Equity Initiative

In response to guidance from stakeholders, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) is launching an initiative to improve maternal depression screening and follow-up rates and reduce racial disparities, with support fr...
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Who is an Entrepreneur? Liftoff PGH has 27 New Ideas.

In preparation for the Ideathon pitch competition this December, Liftoff PGH launched a 10-week entrepreneurship bootcamp at the beginning of June. The micro-internship is a gateway into the startup world for 27 students who never iden...
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Minority AIDS Initiative Wraps Up Its Virtual Learning Session Series

As the Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) virtual learning session series ends, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) HIV/AIDS program team comes away inspired. 11 MAI partner agencies responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by quickly adaptin...
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Liftoff PGH is Charting a New Map for Innovation, and It Starts in Pittsburgh

Liftoff PGH in Motion is, well, in motion. The series builds on the diversity of voices in response to critical innovations in health care, and the June 17th session was no exception. More than 125 participants joined from across Pitts...
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