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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JAMA Article on Building Trust in Health Care Cites Contribution by Karen Feinstein

JHF President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein received a citation in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) for her contribution to a February 2019 article, "A Framework for Increasing Trust Between Patients and the Organizati...
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JHF Retreat Envisions a New Era of Activist Healthcare Boards

While the U.S. health system performs miraculous acts of healing, it also commits serious acts of harm. Each year in the U.S., between 250,000 to 440,000 people die due to preventable medical error. An estimated 40% of healthcare spend...
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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Moe Coleman

The staff and Board leadership at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) salute the memory of Moe Coleman.  Moe, a former JHF Board member and Director Emeritus of the Institute of Politics of the University of Pittsburgh and Prof...
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Apply Today for JHF’s Summer Internship Program

Graduate students who are passionate about innovations in healthcare delivery, policy, and patient safety can pursue their interests through paid summer internship opportunities with JHF and its supporting organizations. During the ten...
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Warm up with the Virtual Senior Academy

In just over a year's time, more than 700 older adults living in Allegheny County have connected through JHF's Virtual Senior AcademyTM: an interactive, online platform that promotes social interaction, lifelong learning, and creativit...
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JHF Supports Arts & Lectures Event with Jill Lepore

Since the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Series began in 1991, JHF has sponsored a constellation of authors who visit our city to discuss their internationally-acclaimed works. The list includes luminaries like Susan Faludi, Elizabeth ...
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COEs Mark Progress Toward Opioid Treatment Goals

As part of the Commonwealth's multi-faceted response to the opioid epidemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) launched the Centers of Excellence (COE) Technical Assistance Project in 2018. With funding from the PA DH...
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Fifth Year of Death and Dying Fellowship Opens, Teaching the Most Difficult Conversation

The JHF and HCF Fellowship on Death and Dying is built around developing one skill for healthcare professionals: How to take part in difficult conversations around serious illness, including issues of death, dying, and grief. A formal ...
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The Future is Here: JHF Attends 2019 CES Digital Health Summit

Since 2009, the most influential players in healthcare innovation and technology have descended upon Las Vegas, NV, for the annual CES Digital Health Summit. What ensues is a glimpse into the future of health care, as industry leaders,...
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