WHAMglobal Board and Learning Collaborative Convene

On Thursday, December 10th, the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) Safer Childbirth Cities team convened its first Learning Collaborative virtual meeting. The Learning Collaborative welcomed Brown Mamas, The Birthing ...
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Liftoff PGH Announces Regional Agenda for Leadership in Health Technology

Liftoff PGH demonstrated that Pittsburgh has all the essential pieces to be an international leader in applying frontier technologies to healthcare safety, quality and effectiveness. But we must have the regional vision, commitment, co...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Joins to Serve Communities

The JHF Teen Mental Health Collaborative has been hard at work since launching in late 2020. Representatives of the 14 grantee organizations have attended several virtual meetings, during which the Collaborative has defined their objec...
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Youth Advocate Wins PA NAMI Award

The PA Youth Advocacy Network is pleased to share that youth advocate Abby Rickin-Marks has been chosen as the recipient of the NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania's 2021 Youth Mental Health Leadership Award. We are so proud of Abby and her wor...
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International Women’s Forum Meeting Focuses on Long-Term Care

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) hosted a virtual meeting for the International Women's Forum Pittsburgh chapter on January 21, 2021. JHF President and CEO Karen Feinstein and JHF Board Chair Debra Caplan led the discussion on th...
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LTSS Center @ UMass Releases Nursing Homes Report

In spring 2020 the Jewish Healthcare Foundation engaged researchers at the LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston to complete a study documenting the critical role that nursing homes play in the care of older and vulnerable adults in Pe...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Joins New State Long-Term Care Support Effort

In 2020, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) served as lead educator for the Regional Response Health Collaboratives Program (RRHCP), which supported long-term care residents and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The RRHCP was a p...
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Death and Dying Fellowship Launches Virtually in 2021

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)'s 2021 Death and Dying Feinstein Fellowship began with the first session on January 25. The Death & Dying Fellowship takes on a key challenge: the reality that professionals are not well prepa...
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Jewish Community Supports Seniors with Engaging Programs During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to our senior and caregiver community, from finding ways to connect remotely, to navigating unexpected care transitions, to illness and grief. We are especially saddened by the closing ...
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JHF Recognized During JCC “Little” Big Night

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) was honored to be recognized during the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh's (JCC) virtual Little Big Night on January 23.  "For all these years, the JCC has been there for us, fro...
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Introducing New Board Chair Deb Caplan

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is pleased to introduce our new Board Chair, Debra L. Caplan, a long-time Board member and friend of the Foundation. Caplan served as past JHF Board Vice Chair from 2018-2020, Chair of JHF's Distributio...
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JHF Leads Community COVID-19 Public Service Announcements

To promote mask-wearing in the Pittsburgh community, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) initiated a partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers to create a public-facing lawn sign campaign. Working with members of the Southwestern Pen...
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Honoring Dr. Bruce Block, A Physician Pioneer and Early EHR Revolutionary

As he retires from his position as Chief Medical Informatics & Learning Officer at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), we wish to recognize Bruce Block, MD for a lifetime of extraordinar...
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Introducing Sarah Pesi

We are pleased to welcome a new staff member, Sarah Pesi, to the JHF team. Sarah currently works part-time as Teen Engagement and Outreach Coordinator at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, where she focuses on wellness,...
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Welcoming Back Liftoff PGH Intern Kaitlin Roderick

We are pleased to welcome back Kaitlin Roderick, a returning intern who worked with Liftoff PGH last year. Kaitlin is entering her final semester at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is pursuing a Master of Health Care Policy and M...
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PA POLST Coordinator Retires

With the announcement of her upcoming retirement, Marian Kemp, RN, BSBA leaves an accomplished legacy while she served as the PA POLST coordinator. Following Kemp's initial retirement from Highmark Inc. in 2011 after serving as their S...
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Pittsburgh’s Future in Health Innovation is Bright – and It’s Female+

Beginning in the summer of 2020, Liftoff PGH 2020 embarked on an ongoing partnership with the Pittsburgh Technology Council and their widely popular Business as Usual webinar series. Together, Liftoff and the Tech Council launched "Gen...
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Together, Interns and Liftoff PGH Team Broaden Innovation Horizons

Behind the scenes, the Liftoff PGH team welcomed a group of students to their first ever virtual internship program. Although 2020 required a shift to remote interning, everyone rose to the challenge and collaborated to achieve Liftoff...
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Liftoff PGH: Activating Pittsburgh Innovation

As our region's first virtual healthcare innovation summit, Liftoff PGH's charge was to activate the leading disruptors across Pittsburgh's technology, health, education, and entrepreneurship sectors. Throughout the month of December, ...
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Local Entrepreneurs Win $50,000 in Ideathon Pitch Competition

Liftoff PGH has always believed in the power young innovators possess to chart a new future for health. To create a novel platform for undergraduate and graduate students in health innovation, Liftoff PGH launched the Ideathon Pitch co...
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