Sarah Pesi Completes Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program

Sarah Pesi, MSPPM, a Jewish Healthcare Foundation policy associate, has completed the 2022-2023 Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program, a policy leadership program for education, community, and advocacy leaders. During the pr...
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JHF Staff and Patient Safety Fellow Attend AELPS Patient Safety Summer Camp

Jewish Healthcare Foundation Program Associate Ashlee Carter, MS and Lean Healthcare Strategy and Implementation Manager Jennifer Condel, SCT(ASCP)MT participated in a week-long Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety (AELPS) su...
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Nursing Facility Transitions of Care Take Center Stage at Quality Learning Collaborative

Transitions of care, whether between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities or between nursing facilities and the community, can present challenges and lead to disruptions in care. The second quarter of programming for the Pennsylvan...
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CQEL Meeting Focuses on Palliative Care Policy Efforts at the State Level

Research has shown that palliative care can benefit both patients and providers by better managing patients' symptoms and improving quality of life, reducing costs, reducing hospitalizations, and increasing hospice utilization at the e...
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Proposals Sought for Maternal Health Innovation Grants Ranging Between $15,000-$100,000

Maternal mortality remains a serious issue in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. experienced a maternal mortality rate of 32.9 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Recognized as a SAGECare Platinum Credentialed Provider

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has been recognized as a 2023 SAGECare Platinum Credentialed provider for programming to LGBTQ+ older adults. The Aging and HIV/AIDS staff have completed training that provided an overview of the ...
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New Patient Safety Technology Challenge Winners Announced in June

New patient safety winners were announced in June at the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge (GSIC) and the Healthcare Innovation Program at East Carolina University (ECU). On June 17, GSIC awarded two Patient Safety Technology C...
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Dr. Ken Ho Receives Kerry Stoner Award

Ken Ho, MD, MPH, a valued member of the JHF Board and an infectious disease specialist, recently received the 2023 Kerry Stoner Award, recognizing his outstanding achievements in HIV/AIDS advocacy. Dr. Ho is the medical director of Pro...
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JHF Welcomes New Behavioral Health Program Associate Jessica Segal

Jessica Segal, MSW joins the Jewish Healthcare Foundation as its Behavioral Health Program Associate. In this role, she supports JHF's multifaceted behavioral health programs, including the BH Fellows program, a statewide Child and Ado...
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Rich Lunak Seeds Ideas, Putting Pittsburgh Center Stage as an Innovation Powerhouse

A native Pittsburgher, Rich Lunak remembers the economic low plaguing Pittsburgh as he was graduating from high school. This has always served as a personal motivator to keep Pittsburgh growing and making its mark as a competitor and l...
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Health Careers Futures Receives $3.6 Million for Next Phase of Statewide Initiative to Transform the Long-Term Care Workforce

PITTSBURGH — Health Careers Futures, an operating arm of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), has announced $3.6 million in funding to support the second phase of the Revisiting Teaching Nursing Home Initiative. The initia...
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RAPS Advisory Board Holds First Meeting to Discuss Forward Momentum

The first "hybrid" meeting of the Pittsburgh Regional Autonomous Patient Safety (RAPS) Advisory Group was held May 2, gathering leaders from academia, health care, technology, and industry to inform the forward movement of the RAPS ini...
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JHF and the Pittsburgh Technology Council to Continue Partnership on RAPS Initiative

FortyX80 and the Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) will continue to serve as critical collaborators with the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in advancing the Regional Autonomous Patient Safe...
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JHF Convenes Maternal Health Innovation Grant Advisory Board

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is serving as the fiscal agent for the PA Department of Human Services, charged with helping to allocate over $9 million in federal COVID funding intended for maternal and infant health. JHF recen...
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The Friendship Circle’s The Beacon Opens in Squirrel Hill

The Friendship Circle held an open house on May 16 for The Beacon, the new teen wellness and community space with a focus on uplifting and supporting the well-being and mental health of all teens in the Pittsburgh area. In September 20...
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Teen Mental Health Proclamations Signed by Governor Josh Shapiro & County Commissioners Across the State

The PA Youth Advocacy Network recognized May 23rd as Teen Mental Health Awareness Day with a proclamation from Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro. Youth advocates also were present virtually and in person at meetings across the Commonw...
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The Jewish Chronicle Publishes JHF Op-Ed on the Need for Investment in the Mental Health System

The pandemic's effects on youth mental health and the need for increased services and supports was recently highlighted in a Jewish Chronicle op-ed "The time is now to invest in the mental health system" by Jewish Healthcare Foundation...
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Dr. Emily Kline Shares Expertise for Engaging Youth in Difficult Conversations

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation sponsored a conversation with Emily Kline, PhD on May 11 as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Made Local Series at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall. At the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures serie...
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PA PQC Annual Meeting Discusses Progress and Next Steps

The Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative held its annual meeting May 4 at the Hilton in Harrisburg. With approximately 140 attendees, it was the first in-person annual meeting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The t...
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Too Hot for July Takes to the Streets June 1

Too Hot for July (TH4J), Pittsburgh's only HIV awareness event, will be held Thursday, June 1, honoring those lost to, living with, and affected by HIV, and to educate the community about advancements in prevention and treatment that c...
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