Salk Health Activist Fellows Develop Policy Strategies to Advance Issues in Pennsylvania

During a highly charged midterm election season, fellows from a diverse range of healthcare disciplines joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Salk Health Activist Fellowship to develop effective advocacy strategies at the state-lev...
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Salk Fellowship Focuses on Equipping Health Activists with State-Level Advocacy Skills

During a fall election cycle that has Pennsylvania in the national spotlight for its tight political races with major implications on key healthcare issues, the Salk Health Activist Fellowship is focused on equipping healthcare activis...
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Patient Safety Fellows Identify Aspirational Solutions to Address Medical Errors

On July 27th, the 2022 Patient Safety Fellowship held its finale, concluding two months of learning focused on patient safety innovations and solutions across a multitude of lenses. The fellowship offered a deep dive into the history o...
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Patient Safety Fellowship Takes a Fresh Look at the Persistent Problem of Medical Error

Harms related to preventable medical error remain a leading cause of death in the United States, but health care has been slow to adopt solutions that have shown promise in other complex industries to create safer outcomes. To foster a...
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Death and Dying Fellowship Concludes

The 2022 Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Death and Dying Fellowship completed its nine-session run on March 28. This year's program equipped 34 fellows from a broad range of disciplines with the skills to confront and discuss the le...
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Death and Dying Fellowship Important as Ever in COVID Era

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)'s 2022 Feinstein Fellowship on Death and Dying commenced with its first virtual session on January 24. Over the nine three-hour sessions, participants will learn, confront, and discuss the legal, ...
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2021 Salk Health Activist Fellowship Concludes

The Salk Health Activist Fellowship wrapped on November 16, culminating in a program featuring presentations by fellows and remarks from esteemed experts in public health. The fellowship encouraged the next generation of health leaders...
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2021 Salk Fellowship Kicks Off, to Focus on Re-envisioning U.S. Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how years of underfunding and political interference have crippled progress in U.S. public health systems at every level—as they currently operate and as they could be upgraded with modern technology. Wit...
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Young Innovators Pitch Solutions for JHF Fellowship Finale

The inaugural Young Innovators Healthcare Fellowship, funded through grants from the Grable Foundation and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, concluded in August 2021 with a virtual finale event. In a collaborative and creative...
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Patient Safety Fellows Propose Innovative Models for Senior Living and Care

This summer's Patient Safety Fellowship concluded at the end of July, as groups of fellows presented four alternative and novel models of safer, better options for seniors across a variety of care and living contexts. The dearth of wor...
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New Patient Safety Fellowship Examines Safety in Senior Residences

The pandemic has revealed, at a staggering level, the safety issues facing the frailest older adults in various long-term care settings. Although these challenges are not new, the pandemic has created broad inertia to explore new model...
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High Schoolers Design Tech Solutions in Young Innovators Healthcare Fellowship

On June 17th, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) launched its first-ever summer fellowship for high school students, the Young Innovators Healthcare Fellowship, funded through grants from the Grable Foundation and the Benedum Found...
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2021 Death and Dying Fellowship Concludes

The all-virtual 2021 Jewish Healthcare Foundation Death and Dying Fellowship concluded its nine-session run on March 22. The Fellowship takes on the challenge that professionals are not well prepared to deal with death, dying, and grie...
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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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Salk Fellowship Celebrates International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The 2020 Salk Health Activist Fellowship concluded on November 19th, culminating in a project to connect the 27 fellows with legislators. The fellows reflected on how the fellowship experience will impact them as the push for healthcar...
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Salk Fellows Receive Overview of Policy Process and Insights

Take an insider's look at our recent Salk Health Activist Fellowship session from October 13, where Fellows learned about the policy process from Sarah Pesi, MPP, Teen Engagement and Outreach Coordinator at the Jewish Community Center ...
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Salk Fellowship Kicks Off Aimed at Successful Maternity Policy Change

The Salk Health Activist Fellowship commenced on September 21st with 29 enthusiastic Fellows, ready to build their advocacy skills and tackle maternal health issues. As the United States heads toward a critical election, maternal healt...
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Death and Dying Fellowship Model Shared as Continuing Education for Funeral Directors

On September 23rd, JHF COO/Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts presented a two-hour continuing education session entitled "Grief in an Era of COVID-19" for over 200 funeral directors gathered in Cleveland, Ohio. While the funeral direct...
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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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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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