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JHF Vice Chair Debra Caplan Receives 'Women of Influence' Award

Debra Caplan, MPA, vice chair of JHF's Board of Trustees, was selected as one of the region's Women of Influence by the Pittsburgh Business Times. She received the award at a ceremony at the Westin Convention Center Hotel on March 20. ...
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Cradle Cincinnati Shares Strategies for Reducing Infant Mortality

Two co-founders of Cradle Cincinnati, a collaborative formed to reduce infant mortality, told their story to their counterparts in Allegheny County at a meeting convened by JHF on March 18.  The two Ohio doctors — Elizabeth Kelly,...
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'Stop the Bleed' Training Continues With JHF Support

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh offered free training for people without a medical background to provide life-saving aid to victims of severe trauma.  The March 19 session, held at Rodef Shalom, is part of the ongoing ...
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Now You're Talking: JHF Funds 'Family Spinner Project'

The Family Spinner is a simple game that gets people talking. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has supported its free distribution in March through three Jewish schools in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood: Community Day School, ...
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A Tribute to Rob Restuccia, an Ally in Healthcare Reform

The Foundation mourns the loss of Rob Restuccia, a longtime friend and ally who was a national leader in healthcare reform. Restuccia died March 3 at the age of 69 from pancreatic cancer. Restuccia created a grassroots movement in Mass...
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ACNM-PA Holds the First Annual Midwifery Forward Conference

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation provided support for Midwifery Forward 2019, the first annual meeting for the Pennsylvania Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM-PA), held March 23 at Wilson College in Chambersburg....
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JHF Supports 'One Health One Planet' Symposium at Phipps

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was among the sponsors of the "One Health One Planet" Symposium held at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on March 13 and 14. This year's gathering focused on food, with more than 20 experts...
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Indiana University Renames Graduate School for Paul O'Neill, PRHI Co-Founder

Paul O'Neill, co-founder of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, has made a major gift to Indiana University, the educational institution he calls "instrumental in preparing me for all that followed" and for instilling "intellect...
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'CEO in Classroom' Schools Local Leaders on Educating for Workforce Development

As part of the Foundation's longstanding commitment to educating and preparing the region's workforce, JHF President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, went back to school on March 12. She was among the 30 Pittsburgh-area leaders enrol...
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'Healing People, Not Patients' Reviewed in Pittsburgh Quarterly

Dr. Jonathan Weinkle's new book, "Healing People, Not Patients: Creating Authentic Relationships in Modern Healthcare," published with JHF support, received a positive review in Pittsburgh Quarterly this spring. Reviewer Fred Shaw said...
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15217 Pittsburgh: Building a Neighborhood Safety Net From the Bottom Up for Teen Mental Health

A breakfast at Ritter's led to a breakthrough. One morning last summer at the Bloomfield diner, Jeffrey Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, was listening to JHF President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein descri...
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Join a Statewide Effort to Promote Maternal Health: the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Working with partners across the state, the Foundation has guided the creation of the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC). It will be administered by JHF and WHAMglobal (Women's Health Activist Movement Global). Ahead...
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At Snowbird Health Summit, JHF Advances Work of Patient Safety

The third annual Snowbird Health Summit, with a sponsorship this year by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, brought together 50 prominent thought leaders in health care to speak freely about the future of health. Held at the Snowbi...
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Ten New Board Members Join Foundation in 2019

The Foundation welcomed 10 new board members in January. They represent the fields of medicine, business, finance, academia, and workforce development. There are seven new Jewish Healthcare Foundation trustees, serving for three-year t...
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JHF Supports ‘Public Health Under Siege’ Conference in Washington

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation provided sponsorship to a Washington conference on February 6, "Public Health Under Siege: Improving Policy in Turbulent Times," organized by the Policy Action Institute of the American Public Health As...
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PRHI Deepens Perfecting Patient Care℠ Training at Community LIFE

 A new round of Perfecting Patient Care (PPC)℠ training at Community LIFE got underway in February, deepening a relationship that started in 2016. More than 50 mid-to-senior level leadership staff from Community LIFE (Living Indep...
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Janelle DeBaldo and Elena Facchini join JHF

JHF welcomes two new staff members in 2019:  Janelle DeBaldo is a program assistant for Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal). She worked on the WHAMglobal team during her 2018 summer internship at JHF, and has retu...
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JHF Trustee Steve Irwin Accompanies Mayor Bill Peduto on Israel Visit

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto traveled to Israel in late February for the 33rd International Mayors Conference, organized by the American Jewish Congress. JHF Trustee Steve Irwin, JD, joined the mayor in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.&nbs...
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Participants Sought for Practicing End-of-Life Conversations at Death & Dying Fellowship on April 1

The JHF and Health Careers Futures Fellowship on Death and Dying concludes on April 1 with 33 Fellows practicing their skills in conducting end-of-life conversations. Many of the faculty from throughout the Fellowship will be participa...
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WHAMglobal Is Birthing a Movement

The Women's Health Activist Network Global (WHAMglobal), a supporting organization of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, continues to grow in scope and mission. Its website was recently revamped and expanded. Pay a visit to www.whamglob...
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