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Long-term Care COVID-19 Vaccine Webinars Draws Over 1000

In an effort to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, the Commonwealth has asked the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) to hold statewide webinars for long-term care facility employees and employees of the Office of Developmental Programs...
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Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Promotes 10 COVID-19 Vaccine Tips

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative is promoting COVID-19 vaccines across the Southwestern Pennsylvania region with ten important messages: COVID-19 Vaccine Top Ten Tips COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Register for a va...
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Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Promotes 10 COVID-19 Vaccine Tips

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 30, 2021) – The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative is promoting COVID-19 vaccines across the Southwestern Pennsylvania region with ten important messages: COVID-19 Vaccine Top Ten Tips 1.COVID-19 vaccines are s...
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WQED Screens JHF COVID-19 Long Term Care Documentary

On February 24, WQED, with host Lynne Hayes-Freeland, held a virtual event to spark discussion about how the current COVID-19 crisis unveiled the underlying systemic issues facing long-term care facilities and threatening the safety of...
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Steelers Mask-Wearing Signs Distributed Throughout Region

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation completed a successful lawn sign campaign in partnership with the Steelers to promote mask wearing to stop the spread of COVID-19. The signs featured Steelers' players and slogans of reminders to wear a...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Presents What Covid-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care

PITTSBURGH -- There has been a crisis occurring that came to a breaking point during the pandemic: how society has turned its back on frail seniors and the challenges of long-term care facilities. The tragic scale of death from COVID-1...
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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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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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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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New Documentary Sheds Light on Causes of COVID-19 Crisis in Nursing Homes

A new documentary short film, entitled What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care, has finished production, and is now available for viewing online. The documentary examines how the COVID-19 crisis has devastated many long-term care facil...
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PA Extends Long-Term Care COVID-19 Support Program

Over the past five months, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation has served as a lead educator in the Regional Response Health Collaboratives Program (RRHCP), which aims to support long-term care residents and staff during the COVID-19 pand...
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Henry L. Hillman Foundation Grants JHF $120,000 for Contact Tracing

The Henry L. Hillman Foundation recently approved a contribution in the amount of $120,000 to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh (JHF), to support the Southwestern Pennsylvania COVID-19 Contact Tracing Consortium. Led by th...
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JHF Awards $398,000 in Teen Mental Health Grants to Local Organizations

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many teens and families in the community are experiencing a toxic mix of fear, stress, disappointment, isolation, and confusion. Some may be directly affected by COVID-19, reckoning with illness am...
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International Women’s Forum Convenes Women Leaders Globally on COVID-19

The International Women's Forum (IWF) Pittsburgh held a virtual Global Panel on September 24 to facilitate discussion of the global response to COVID-19. An inspiring group of international women healthcare leaders joined the call...
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Students Spend Safe Days at the JCC with PRHI-Supported Program

On September 1, the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh launched their new program, All Day at the J, to support students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full-day program is an extension of their childcare programs and...
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Skilled Nursing Facilities and COVID-19 Documentary

Please give us 6 minutes of your time to view a trailer for a forthcoming mini-documentary about the COVID-19 crisis in long-term care facilities. The COVID-19 crisis has devastated many Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities across the count...
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JHF Suggests COVID-19 Solutions for Local Universities

In response to recent concerns about COVID-19 outbreaks on local university campuses, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation surveyed our Board members and Window newsletter subscribers to generate creative solutions for campuses. We present...
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JHF Highlights Crisis Still Plaguing Skilled Nursing Facilities on Business as Usual

On August 5, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) returned to the daily noontime program Business as Usual to discuss the ongoing crisis COVID-19 presents to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and older adults. The Pittsburgh Technolo...
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JCC Program Supports Students During Pandemic

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC) is hosting a program, called All Day at the J, to support families during the pandemic. The full-day program is an extension of their childcare programs and will provide students ...
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