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Liftoff PGH Begins Announcing Guests for Summer Speakers Series

As we build a movement for change, JHF is launching the Liftoff PGH in Motion Speakers Series, featuring a lineup of entrepreneurs and innovators from across the Pittsburgh region. The initiative serves to spotlight the depth and bread...
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PRHI Shares its Approach to Policy with the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement

On May 26, Robert Ferguson, Chief Policy Office, and Karen Wolk Feinstein, President and CEO, presented Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's (PRHI) policy tactics with other regional health improvement collaboratives in the Network ...
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Fighting Another Epidemic in Allegheny County

Since 2015, AIDS Free Pittsburgh has worked to eliminate the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Allegheny County. As the initiative prepares to enter a second phase, AIDS Free Pittsburgh is launching a city-wide awareness campaign about PrEP, and th...
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Thank You to Our Funding Partners

Why should it take a pandemic to realize that many of our usual projects can be adapted for even more impact in a situation that is decidedly unusual—and to appreciate their merits beyond what we originally envisioned? As we do this, a...
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JHF Helps PA Rapidly Launch Statewide COVID-19 Long-Term Care Support Network

Leveraging over twenty years of experience providing education in long-term settings, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) to rapidly launch the Educational Support ...
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New ROOTS, Beyond Medicalization: Midwives and Maternity Care in America

Introducing the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's new ROOTS publication, Beyond Medicalization: Midwives and Maternity Care in America. Under the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is rapidly moving into a new era of healthcare de...
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Remembering Paul O’Neill: Patient Safety Loses One of its Revolutionaries

By Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD Many obituaries have commemorated the exceptional life of an unusual leader, Paul O'Neill. The listings of his positions and accomplishments, however, hardly capture the aura of a man who changed the way we...
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COVID Reveals What We’ve Known for 20+ years: Our Nation Can’t Keep Patients Safe

It took a pandemic to demonstrate vividly that although our nation has at least 17 associations, agencies, organizations, and consumer groups responsible for keeping healthcare patients and workers safe, we do a bad job. Although ...
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Health Foundations in PHFC Move with Alacrity to Identify Best Practices for COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities and Contact Tracing

The PA Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC) held its monthly meeting on April 15 to identify immediate priorities for COVID-19, including scaling up the contact tracing workforce and increasing testing, PPE, and Rapid Response Team...
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JHF Supports Healthcare Workers & Families with COVID-19 Emergency Fund

During the largest and most urgent public health crisis of our time, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is working closely with local partners to meet immediate needs of healthcare workers and families in the community.  JHF i...
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Virtual Senior Academy featured in Statewide Survey Report, Launching New Intergenerational Programming with City of Pittsburgh

When Kylea Covaleski took over managing the Virtual Senior Academy in 2019, she could never have imagined a situation with the entire community isolated in their homes. "The Virtual Senior Academy was created to connect seniors across ...
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Liftoff PGH in Motion

Almost overnight, the Liftoff PGH mission has become the rallying cry of this entire region. Businesses, communities, and individuals are jumpstarting innovative solutions to every aspect of life, and the pace of change is only acceler...
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Local Teen Mental Health Advocacy and Support Continues as PA Legislation Shows Progress

On April 27, Pennsylvania announced progress on legislation that would improve mental health insurance for residents, including teens. This comes at a time when many teens must face unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic t...
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Death and Dying Fellows Equipped with Critically Relevant Skills

As health systems across the country scramble to keep pace with the COVID-19 pandemic, one skill in high demand is navigating end of life conversations and decisions. The pandemic has created some new challenges for families, including...
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Dr. Joanne Conroy Mourns the Death of Her Husband as She Manages a Major Health System During a Pandemic

At a time when Joanne Conroy, MD is under immense stress as the President and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, and when communal grieving is made almost impossible due to social distancing, JHF extends its dee...
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Patient Safety Bottoms Out in the Pandemic: Does this Convince a Nation that the U.S. is Unprepared to Protect the Safety of its Population?

As the U.S. views the grim details of a healthcare system unprepared for the overwhelming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also face a reality that we have, for too long, neglected to protect our patients. Alarmed by the horrif...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Adapts During COVID-19 Pandemic

In these unprecedented times, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) remains steadfast to its mission and has been adapting all its primary initiatives to support healthcare workers and at-risk populations in the face of the COVID-19 p...
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Statewide Maternal Health Collaborative Continues Despite COVID-19

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic overwhelming many healthcare teams and limiting travel, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) converted the in-person Learning Collaborative session to a virtual session on M...
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Virtual Senior Academy Urgently Expands Courses, Countering Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Virtual Senior Academy is countering increased isolation among at-risk populations by launching a slate of new courses. The COVID-19 pandemic presents an especially dangerous threat to adults 60 and older, who are more likely to de...
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Liftoff PGH 2020 Changes Course for December 15-16

When Liftoff PGH was just a whisper of an idea, we never imagined how reality would collide with its mission.At its core, Liftoff PGH is about inspiring unusual partnerships that challenge the very structure of the healthcare industry....
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