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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 ...
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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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Statewide Maternal Health Collaborative Continues Despite COVID-19

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic overwhelming many healthcare teams and limiting travel, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) converted the in-person Learning Collaborative session to a virtual session on M...
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Virtual Senior Academy Urgently Expands Courses, Countering Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Virtual Senior Academy is countering increased isolation among at-risk populations by launching a slate of new courses. The COVID-19 pandemic presents an especially dangerous threat to adults 60 and older, who are more likely to de...
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Liftoff PGH 2020 Changes Course for December 15-16

When Liftoff PGH was just a whisper of an idea, we never imagined how reality would collide with its mission.At its core, Liftoff PGH is about inspiring unusual partnerships that challenge the very structure of the healthcare industry....
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JHF Staff Member Makes Masks As ‘Thank You’ to Healthcare Workers

Catherine Mutunga never imagined she'd be using her sewing skills to help healthcare workers, but these desperate times have been cause for innovative measures. Mutunga has been sewing as a hobby for the last twenty years and has never...
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