From the Vault: Looking Back on JHF’s Patient Safety Writings

With the Full Court Press initiative, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has ramped up a renewed push for federal action on patient safety. Both the Foundation and its operating arm the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative have a ...
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Manhattan Film Festival Selects JHF COVID-19 Documentary

The short, JHF-produced documentary, What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, was selected for the 2021 Manhattan Film Festival. The 20-minute documentary explores the causes behind the COVID-19 crisis in long-term care facilities acro...
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JHF Healthcare Safety Challenge Funds Patient Safety Tech Startups with $60,000

To advance the most promising healthcare safety solutions from around the world, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) funded and conceived the JHF Healthcare Safety Challenge with partner Innovation Works (IW). On April 27th, the cha...
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Full Court Press Teams Explore Community Health Workers & Tech’s Role within Pregnancy and Senior Care

On April 15, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Maternity and Senior Living Full Court Press Teams held a joint meeting to discuss innovations in technology to support perinatal community health workers and high-quality senior livi...
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WHAMglobal Kicks Off Statewide Doula and Perinatal Community Health Worker Advisory Group

The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) convened a statewide Doula and Perinatal Community Health Worker Advisory Group, to create more equitable access to doulas and to develop a statewide infrastructure to support th...
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PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative Heads Black Maternal Health Week Event

On April 15, the PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative, an initiative of Jewish Healthcare Foundation operating arm the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) to pre...
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WHAMglobal Releases Maternal Health Policy Guide

The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal), an operating arm of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, has developed a maternal health policy guide to the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 and its implications for the...
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PA DOH Awards Ryan White Program $900,000 for HIV Advertising Campaign

Editor's note: An error ran in an earlier headline misstating the recipient of the funding. Funding was provided to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Ryan White program. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Ryan White program has receiv...
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JHF COVID-19 Documentary Wins Award

The short, JHF-produced documentary, What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, won the Jury's Choice Award from the A Show for A Change Film Festival in March 2021. The 20-minute documentary explores the causes behind the COVID-19 crisi...
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JHF Spearheads International Women’s Forum Healthcare Special Interest Group; Explores Senior Living Around the World

On April 28, the International Women's Forum Women held another meeting of its Health Care Special Interest Group, a network formed by Karen Feinstein and Debra Caplan. This week's program was organized by the Nancy Zionts, JHF Chief P...
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JHF Teen Mental Health Panel Features Youth Voices

On April 12, the PA Youth Advocacy Network presented a youth voice panel as part of the 2021 Representative Dan Miller Disability and Mental Health Summit. The panel featured Abby Rickin-Marks (senior, Fox Chapel High School), Connor D...
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Liftoff PGH Follows up with Young Innovators Healthcare Fellowship

 The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is hosting its first-ever summer fellowship for high school students in the Pittsburgh region to explore healthcare careers and design technology solutions for a current healthcare problem. ...
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Karen Feinstein Interviewed on Business as Usual Program

On April 15, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President & CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD was a guest on the Pittsburgh Technology Council's noontime program, Business as Usual. The Pittsburgh Technology Council launched the daily z...
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JHF Board Convenes to Review Novel Initiatives During COVID-19

On April 5, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board met. This was Debra L. Caplan's first meeting as JHF Board Chair. The Board welcomed a record number of 10 new members. The Full Court Press Team leads Pat Siger, Chair of the Pregnanc...
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Dr. Ann McGaffey Brings Creativity and Playfulness to Increase HPV Vaccinations

Youth and adolescent vaccinations may have decreased nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not at the UPMC St. Margaret Bloomfield-Garfield Family Health Center. In 2020, Ann McGaffey, MD and her team at the Health Center saw th...
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Senior Living Full Court Press Team Explores Residential Care Models

On March 4, the Senior Living Full Court Press (FCP) Team met to discuss senior residential living models and to advance plans for the Teaching Research Nursing Home Pilot Project introduced at the last meeting by Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN...
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National Experts Bring Insights to Patient Safety Full Court Press Team

On March 30, the Patient Safety Full Court Press Team heard from several national experts on the opportunity to apply the aviation industry's safety model to health care, using electronic health records, data collection, and cutting-ed...
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Maternity Full Court Press Reviews Proposed Federal “Momnibus”

On March 31, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation Maternity Full Court Press Team met to discuss the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 and its implications for Pennsylvania. Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) Com...
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2021 Death and Dying Fellowship Concludes

The all-virtual 2021 Jewish Healthcare Foundation Death and Dying Fellowship concluded its nine-session run on March 22. The Fellowship takes on the challenge that professionals are not well prepared to deal with death, dying, and grie...
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Transportation Industry Partners Inform National Patient Safety Policy Proposal

A few months into the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)'s Full Court Press initiative, we are optimistic about the progress toward a National Patient and Provider Safety Authority (NPSA), in part due to support and information from ne...
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