Consumer Technology Association Foundation supports Virtual Senior Academy with 50K grant

The CTA Foundation recently approved a $50,000 grant to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to increase participation in the Virtual Senior AcademyTM and grow its Tech Buddy program. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation, h...
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Heinz Healthcare Informatics Students Impress with Maternity Decision Support System Projects

On May 1, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and WHAMglobal staff attended the final poster presentations of Heinz College Healthcare Informatics students. Taught by Board of Trustees Member, Rema Padman, PhD, the students engaged in a...
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JHF Trustee Profile: Dick Simon, Life Trustee

"To serve on a charitable board… if you can't give money, be able to get it." Dick Simon, 98 years young, is the longest-serving trustee of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Montefiore Hospital, with more than 65 years of combined s...
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Staff Profile: Richard Smith, MSW, Program Director

Richard Smith, MSW, joined JHF in October 2010 as a Program Associate for the HIV/AIDS hospital readmissions reduction project and has served as the HIV/AIDS Program Director since 2012. Richard earned a dual bachelor's in Psychology a...
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JHF Assembles Healthcare Leaders at the International Women's Forum in Barcelona

During the International Women's Forum conference in Barcelona, JHF helped to organize the April 11 breakfast meeting for IWF leaders who share an interest in health and health care. The first formal program of IWF's Women in Health Ca...
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JHF Staff Conduct Study Tour of Spain's Dementia Strategies

Before and during the April 10-12 International Women's Forum conference in Barcelona, JHF staff studied the outstanding work in Alzheimer's research and senior care in Spain, which has one of the world's highest longevity rates. JHF P...
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Overflow Crowd at the First Learning Collaborative of PA PQC in Harrisburg

 The statewide kickoff for the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) was standing-room only. The April 24 event at the Harrisburg Hilton was the first gathering of healthcare professionals who will work across disc...
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Nina Butler Starts Work as Project Coordinator of 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative

Nina Butler, EdD, an educator with extensive experience in the nonprofit world, was named by the Foundation as Project Coordinator for the 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative. She joined the staff on May 1. The initi...
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Teen Mental Health Efforts Underway in Zip Code 15217

The 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative, a joint effort of JHF and other Jewish organizations, is giving rise to events even before the initiative begins its work in earnest. On April 28, the JCC hosted a "Community ...
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Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative Relays Legislative Agenda to Harrisburg Leaders

The Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative held its spring meeting with a dozen state legislators and administration officials on April 29 in Harrisburg. The 25 members from PHFC, a network of 45 health foundations across the state,...
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WHAMglobal Participates in U.S. Birth Summit IV

Over 150 leaders met in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from March 30 to April 2 to envision an equitable maternity care system. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WHAMglobal were among the sponsors of the U.S. Birth Summit IV, created and org...
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Death & Dying Fellowship Concludes With Post-Gazette Feature Story

The 2019 Death & Dying Fellowship concluded on April 1 with the fellows practicing their skills in conducting end-of-life conversations, after receiving guidance from guest speaker Dr. Bob Arnold, chief of Palliative Care and Medic...
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Minority AIDS Initiative Holds Learning Session in Philadelphia

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's HIV/AIDS Team hosted its Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Learning Session in Philadelphia on April 24-25, bringing together 25 frontline staff from 11 agencies across the state. Every year, JHF convene...
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PRHI Coordinates Statewide Learning Network for PCMH Program

As part of coordinating a statewide Learning Network for the primary care practices in the Medicaid HealthChoices Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) held two regional sessions...
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PRHI Facilitates Statewide Learning Network Session for the Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence

PRHI and the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy's Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) held a Learning Network session on April 17 for the 45 Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Centers of Excellence (COEs) in the Commonwealth....
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Dementia Friends Reaches a Cool Thousand, Expands Reach Across State

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania, a program of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, reached a milestone last month. With its April 24 session at the Sewickley Public Library, more than 1,000 people have participated in a Dementia Friends Inf...
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'Closure' Program Adapted for Course at CMU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Extending the Foundation's work in end-of-life issues, two members of the JHF team recently taught a class at Carnegie Mellon University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. "Closure: Discussing the Last Chapter" was led by Judith Blac...
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JHF Trustee Jeffrey Finkelstein to Carry Torch at Israeli Independence Day Ceremony

JHF Trustee Jeffrey Finkelstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, will be among the 12 torchbearers at the 71st Israeli Independence Day ceremony on May 8 on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. Honored for his wo...
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JHF Trustee Douglas Kress and Sue Berman Kress Honored by Hillel

Douglas Kress, MD, along with his wife Sue Berman Kress, PhD, were the 2019 Honorees at Hillel's Campus Superstar event on April 14. At the annual singing competition, Hillel honors people for their commitment, dedication, and support ...
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JHF Trustee Profile: David Ehrenwerth, Board Chair, Jewish Healthcare Foundation

'I am probably a bit more meat and potatoes than some' When David Ehrenwerth became JHF board chair in 2018, there was no need for an orientation session. He was present at the creation of the Foundation in 1990. As a board member of M...
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