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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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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Provides $2.5 Million to Jewish Community Center for COVID Relief

The current pandemic is historic, and it is wreaking havoc—medically, financially, socially, and mentally. The Jewish community of Pittsburgh is working on a coordinated response in coordination with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pi...
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New Statewide Collaboration to Support Long-Term Care Facilities During Pandemic

In its newest phase to support long-term care residents and their caregivers, Pennsylvania is launching a partnership between the PA Department of Human Services, the PA Department of Health, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, an...
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Patient Safety Fellows Model the Response Needed for Future Emergencies

As it happens every summer at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), nearing the end of the season brings with it the conclusion of the Patient Safety Fellowship. In the record of JHF's Feinstein Fellowships, however, the 2020 Patient...
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Southwestern PA Consortium Supports Contact Tracers and Community Health Workers

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation continues to help convene the Southwestern PA Contact Tracing Consortium. Chief Policy Officer Robert Ferguson leads JHF's efforts, coordinatin...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation provides $2.5 million to Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh for COVID Relief

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 20, 2020) – The current pandemic is historic, and it is wreaking havoc—medically, financially, socially, and mentally. The Jewish community of Pittsburgh is working on a coordinated response in coordination with th...
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Perinatal Sites Discuss Maternal Health Disparities and Racial Equity with Doulas Across Pennsylvania

On June 11, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC), managed by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WHAMglobal, hosted its latest virtual statewide learning session with over 220 attendees. One of the key sessions fo...
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COVID-19 Continues to Expose the Urgent Need for a National Patient Safety Authority

We knew before COVID-19 that the U.S. health system poorly protected patients and workers. The number of preventable errors leading to death and injury has been horrifyingly stagnant for decades, and previous efforts to build quality e...
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National & Regional Experts Educate Patient Safety Fellows on COVID-19 Response

During the first four weeks of this summer's Patient Safety Fellowship, ten national and regional experts have already joined as speakers and panelists to build the dynamic picture of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Patient Safety Fellowshi...
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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts Mobilize in Southwestern PA

Since the Southwest PA COVID-19 Contact Tracing Consortium kicked off last month, its members have organized resources and launched initial contact tracing efforts for the region. In partnership with the PA Department of Health, the Je...
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Minority AIDS Initiative Wraps Up Its Virtual Learning Session Series

As the Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) virtual learning session series ends, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) HIV/AIDS program team comes away inspired. 11 MAI partner agencies responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by quickly adaptin...
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