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The First Regional Consortium for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Kicks Off in Southwestern PA

In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), the Jewish Healthcare Foundation mobilized a regional consortium to support and scale contact tracing efforts with 50 members in less than a week. These members repr...
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Top National Researcher Sheds Light on COVID-19 Crisis in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Challenges Us to Envision New Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted grave challenges in the nation's nursing homes, and long-term care for seniors is facing a crisis. The infection and mortality rates in nursing homes are staggering, but Dr. Vincent Mor, a Brown Un...
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Largest Patient Safety Fellowship Yet Set to Examine the Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc on every area of the U.S. healthcare system. Its impact hasn't stopped cascading across healthcare specialties and regions, and leaders of the future will need to understand all the intricacies o...
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Statewide Long-Term Care Network Provides Critical Support & Training During COVID-19 Crisis

In the beginning of April, the Educational Support and Clinical Coaching Program (ESCCP) was rapidly launched in Pennsylvania to address long-term care facilities' needs. A partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), th...
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Preparing for the Future of Maternity Care

To help innovate maternal health care systems change and respond to challenges that COVID-19 has uncovered, WHAMglobal has joined Birth Place Lab's Global Perinatal Task Force. WHAMglobal is excited to engage with this multi-disciplina...
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JHF Talks Issues Facing Seniors & COVID-19 Response with PGH Tech Council

On May 19th, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) joined the daily noontime program, Business As Usual, to discuss the pressing needs of older adults during COVID-19 and some of the foundation's initiatives to support them and respon...
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Youth Advocates Expand Activities for Mental Health Awareness Month

Students from the JHF's Youth Advocacy Network joined their voices to advocate for improved teen mental health resources as part of Pennsylvania's Mental Health Awareness Month.In addition to sharing messages about mental wellness – pa...
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Statewide Learning Networks Focus on Social Determinants of Health, Contraceptive Care, and SUD Screening & Treatment During COVID-19

On May 5, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) facilitated a regional learning network session with the Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations in the Northeast region. The learning session fo...
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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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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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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 P...
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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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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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