Statewide Workshop Explores Dementia Friendly Communities

On February 17, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) staff members Anneliese Perry, MS, NHA, CECM and Stacie Bonenberger, MOT, OTR/L hosted a virtual statewide workshop called Dementia Friendly: Bringing a Community Together. Perry and B...
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Coalition for Quality at the End of Life Meeting Highlights Debates Surrounding Advance Care Planning

The Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL) held its first statewide meeting of the year on February 17, organized by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF). Fifty-nine attendees joined the Zoom meeting, hosted by JHF COO and C...
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Nancy Zionts and Daniel Rosen Join Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Seniors Task Force

Daniel Rosen, PhD, MSW, professor of social work at the University of Pittsburgh and vice chair of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board, and Nancy Zionts, MBA, JHF COO and chief program officer, are participating in the newly e...
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2022 Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series Begins

In February, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and the PA Youth Advocacy Network began the inaugural 2022 Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series. The series aims to connect Pennsylvania high school students with advocacy opportunities...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Members Explore Advocacy, Partnerships

On February 22, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) convened members of the Teen Mental Health Collaborative for the first in-person meeting of the new year. Attendees had the opportunity to discuss and define the Collaborative's st...
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JHF Board Committee for Adolescent Behavioral Health Explores Potential Health System and Community Partnerships

On February 24, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board Committee for Adolescent Behavioral Health, led by JHF Board Vice Chair Daniel Rosen, PhD, MSW, met to begin preliminary discussions on strengthening health system and commun...
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WHAMglobal Board Discusses Human Trafficking as a Public Health Issue

On February 21, the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) Board met to discuss human trafficking and how it affects women in a few international contexts. Guest speakers presented varying approaches to addressing the wom...
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WHAMglobal Holds First Meeting of Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City and Community Fund Partners

The Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City partners met with the Community Fund partners for the first time in February, to discuss their collective work in promoting maternal health. The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMgloba...
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Perinatal Health Equity Champions Program Applications Available

The Perinatal Health Equity Champions Program is designed to build workforce capacity to help address racial disparities and improve maternal health care in the Pittsburgh region. This year-long program provides the opportunity to brin...
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PRHI Forms New Patient-Centered Medical Home Depression Screening Working Group, Holds Meetings on Health Equity

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) is taking a lead role to form a new working group as part of the HealthChoices Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Learning Network, which first met on February 25. This working group w...
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NPSB Advocacy Advances, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Publishes Op-Ed

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a February 10 op-ed by Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD advocating for a National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) based on the model of the National Transportati...
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Patient Safety Podcast Explores Physician Perspectives

Two new Up Next for Patient Safety episodes are now available.  Transforming Physician Culture features physician Dr. Seth Wolk, adjunct professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at...
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh Seeks Proposals for Enhancing HIV Testing in Allegheny County

The AIDS Free Pittsburgh Enhancing HIV Testing in Allegheny County Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open. Thanks to a generous grant from the Highmark Foundation, AIDS Free Pittsburgh (AFP) plans to award a second cohort of mini gran...
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World Traveler Dr. Lisa Simpson Drives Health Policy Innovation

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCH, MPH, FAAP is a true citizen of the world. As president and CEO of AcademyHealth, she has boosted critical conversations within health policy and health services research in Washington, D.C. and across the United ...
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JHF’s Ambitious Vision for 2022

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation staff began the new year with an ambitious vision and a wish for a healthier, safer America. The exercise was to imagine what we could achieve in 2022 by leveraging our collective skills and assets and ...
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Ken Kizer, Carolyn Clancy, David Mayer Reflect on Patient Safety Podcast

In a special Up Next for Patient Safety episode to kick off the new year, three renowned leaders in patient safety offer critical insight on where we've come from and how to move forward. Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein and special gues...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein and David Classen Present National Patient Safety Board to the EHR Association

On January 12, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, and patient safety pioneer David C. Classen, MD, MS, professor of medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, presented the National Pa...
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JHF Seeks Proposals to Offer HIV/AIDS Services

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is seeking proposals from interested and qualified agencies to provide services for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS through two Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Proposals should address p...
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JHF Grants $10K to Israel Healthcare Foundation

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is pleased to grant the Israel Healthcare Foundation $10,000 in support of an initiative by Israel's largest state-mandated health service organization, Clalit, to train 65 experienced nurses to become ...
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Pittsburgh Business Times Publishes JHF Op-Ed on Crisis in Mental Health Workforce

Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein authored an op-ed published January 14 in the Pittsburgh Business Times highlighting the crisis facing our mental health services. Under-resourced, understaffed, ...
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