Tribute in memory of Leon Zionts

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is an organization that continually experiments with ways to reach and inspire action among its staff, board members and the public at large to advance healthcare innovation, advocacy, collaboration, an...
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2020 Death & Dying Fellowship applications open

Returning in January 2020, the Death & Dying Fellowship takes on a key challenge: the reality that professionals are not well prepared to deal with death, dying, and grieving families. Part of the Feinstein Fellowships created and ...
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End of year JHF board meeting

The year-end board meetings of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and its supporting organizations, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative and Health Careers Futures, were celebrations of board volunteers generous with their time and expe...
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We're in a Race Against Time: Welcome to Liftoff PGH 2020

We've had revivals and renaissances in this region before. Are we ready for another reinvention? And by what vision are we rebuilding? If you ask the team at Liftoff PGH, the time to rethink is now. Join us in making Pittsburgh an inte...
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Introducing the Liftoff Quilts: Stories Behind Our Themes

The Pittsburgh region is in a race against time. Its largest industry, health care, faces a decade of disruption. This presents unprecedented opportunity and challenge. The pace of innovation in healthcare technology, knowledge buildin...
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JHF’S intergenerational reading program launches in Hazelwood

Amid laughter and high spirits, JHF's intergenerational reading program GRAN kicked off at two after-school programs in Hazelwood last month. Created with help of a $100,000 grant from the Heinz Endowments, GRAN matches volunteers ages...
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PRHI coordinates multiple statewide gatherings for COE, PCMH programs

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's staff members who work on training and education are having a busy fall. Staff members with JHF's Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative operating arm coordinate several statewide Learning Networks. In...
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Liftoff PGH 2020 efforts continue full steam ahead through the fall

Work continued briskly through October on preparation for Liftoff PGH 2020, with a second advisory committee meeting and the public announcement that Liftoff PGH will merge with the Pittsburgh's Life Sciences Week next year. The combin...
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JHF shares HPV insights with international Rotarians

 The Jewish Healthcare Foundation hosted members of International Rotary on October 28 to share knowledge about HPV vaccination campaigns. Accompanied by Eye and Ear Foundation Chairman George Fechter, the two Rotarians met with J...
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Teen mental health playbook published

The efforts of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and others to create policy action guidelines for expanding adolescent mental health services came to fruition last month. AcademyHealth published Addressing Teen Mental Health Crises: A ...
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Look who’s talking: Family Spinner a hit with local kids, parents

Six months after Jewish Healthcare Foundation supported the free distribution of the low-tech game to three Squirrel Hill parochial schools, the Family Spinner is earning top grades for getting people talking. Developed by two mothers ...
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JHF global health staffer opens youth leadership conference in Qatar

Global Health Associate Hanifa Nakiryowa shared her story with 900 students from 16 countries at a youth leadership summit in Doha, Qatar on October 17. Nakiryowa, a staff member supporting JHF's Women's Health Activist Movement Global...
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JHF-designed session is standing-room-only at Grantmakers in Aging conference

Jewish Healthcare Foundation COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts designed and spoke on a panel about technology for older adults at the October 15-16 Grantmakers in Aging's conference in New York. The subject generated so much i...
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JHF CEO joins regional women leaders at Butler County symposium

More than 200 people crowded into the October 11 Women Shaping Our Region Symposium sponsored by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce. Jewish Healthcare Foundation CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein was one of the six speakers to address questi...
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JHF & WHAMglobal head to Toronto to study women’s health, attend IWF forum

A dozen executive women from Pittsburgh and beyond are heading north of the border next month for a health study tour organized by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and its women's health arm, WHAMglobal. As with previous study tours of...
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TRUSTEE PROFILE: Terence W. Starz, MD

Internist, rheumatologist at Arthritis and Internal Medicine Associates-UPMC Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at UPMC-Shadyside Hospital; clinical professor of Medicine and of Occupational Therapy at the University of Pittsburg...
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Staff Profile: Deborah Murdoch, MPH, Program Manager

​Throughout her studies and into her career, Deborah Murdoch has bridged two worlds, and happily so. Her enjoyment of science and math set this Sewickley native on a pre-med track at the College of William and Mary, a cutting-edge rese...
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JHF hosted several events in October

 JHF hosted receptions for two eminent women of letters prior to their public appearances in Pittsburgh last month. They are Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin at the Carnegie Music Hall ...
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Reflections from Salzburg: From Exploration to Forcible Action

A Note from Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD As a participant at the Salzburg Global Forum's session on patient safety last month, I was in the company of true luminaries in our field. Forty-four participants hailed from 16 countries includin...
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Salk Fellowship Brings Campaign Approach to Medical Error

As the United States prepares for an important election year, the discussion of health care has once again taken center stage, yet the unconscionable tragedy of deaths from medical error continues to be ignored. Following the first Wor...
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