PRHI Coordinates Learning Sessions on Social Determinants Screening

 In partnership with the Physical HealthChoices Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) continues to oversee and coordinate the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Learning Network to facil...
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Local Practice Recognized Nationally for Preventing HPV Cancers

Cancers associated with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) continue to rise. Unlike other cancers, however, true prevention is available in the form of a safe and effective vaccine. A JHF public health campaign launched in 2014 in partners...
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Liftoff PGH Lands in Vegas for CES 2020

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) descended upon Las Vegas, and three Liftoff PGH stowaways spent a week inside the tech industry's magic eight ball. The team tested their balance, measured their vital signs through touchless remote ...
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Pittsburgh nonprofits to receive $1 million grant to reduce maternal deaths and narrow disparities

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its operating organization the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) are excited to announce the launch of Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City, an initiative that aims...
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Salk Fellows pitch solutions to transform medical error

On November 21, over 60 people gathered at the QIT Center to attend the 2019 Salk Health Activist Fellowship Finale to hear five fellows pitch their political platform to address medical error. The invite-only event featured a diverse ...
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Raising Resilient Teens: An expert panel provides perspective and insight

Four renowned teen mental health experts gathered in Squirrel Hill on Sunday, November 3 to share information about fostering resilience in youth, responding to trauma, and identifying mental health risks and warning signs. ​ According...
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Creating a safe space for teen mental health and empowering youth to combat stigma

As a growing number of teens experience mental health problems, this February JHF and community partners launched a neighborhood-based initiative in Squirrel Hill to strengthen the youth mental health safety-net. A core component of th...
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JHF & WHAMglobal head to Canada for women’s health study tour

The Women's Health Study Tour coincided with the International Women's Forum World Leadership Conference in Toronto, an invitation-only gathering of more than 7,000 women from 33 nations across six continents. In the two days leading u...
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PA Health Funders look for opportunity to work with Wolf Administration

Pennsylvania health and community foundations gathered in Harrisburg on November 6 and 7 for the 13th Annual PA Health Funders Collaborative Conference (PHFC). PHFC is a statewide network of 45 foundations in communities across the Com...
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Secretary Theresa Miller joins opioid use disorder Centers of Excellence sessions

In October and November, PRHI and the Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy facilitated regional Learning Network sessions in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Scranton, and Philadelphia...
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Cultivating a dementia friendly Pennsylvania

On November 6, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging held the annual Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorder Forum in Harrisburg. Over 100 attendees joined from across the Commonwealth to cultivate a Dementia Friendly Pennsylvani...
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PA State Representative Anita Kulik hosts an open conversation with students at Montour High School

T he November 8 event was an outgrowth of JHF work led by Deborah Murdoch, JHF Program Manager and coordinator of a youth activist network that involves students in Stand Together – a peer-to-peer initiative of the Allegheny County Dep...
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Three JHF staff present at Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership Summit

The Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) Summit, organized and supported by the Forbes Funds, brings together nonprofit organizations to create strategic collaborations around pressing social issues in southwestern Pennsylva...
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Natalie Stewart, communications and design professional, joins Liftoff PGH team

Natalie Stewart joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on December 2 as the new Creative Communications Designer supporting the Liftoff PGH initiative and the Foundation's communications team. Stewart specializes in visual design, hav...
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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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