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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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Stakeholders Direct the PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative to Launch a Maternal Depression and Racial Equity Initiative

In response to guidance from stakeholders, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) is launching an initiative to improve maternal depression screening and follow-up rates and reduce racial disparities, with support fr...
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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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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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PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative Recommends Standards and Quality Measures for Maternity Payment

In response to the rising rates of maternal mortality, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its operating arms, WHAMglobal and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), have been exploring how maternity value-based payment mo...
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Community-based organizations take the stage at PA PQC Learning Collaborative

More than 200 members of Pennsylvania's Perinatal Quality Collaborative gathered in Harrisburg last week to share insights and advances around their efforts to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies across prenatal, labor/b...
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PA PQC’s results highlighted at Transforming Women’s Health symposium

JHF Global Health Associate Hanifa Nakiryowa (pictured) reported great turnout during the poster presentation session of Adagio Health's Second Annual Transforming Women's Health Symposium on September 24. "Several people were impresse...
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Former Salk, Patient Safety fellow joins JHF staff

Steven Guo joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on September 23 as a program associate supporting the foundation's fellowship programs, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC), and the Reinvesting in Health Initiat...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Gives $20,000 Award for Excellence in Maternity Care

Twenty-nine graduate students and young professionals representing 17 healthcare disciplines participated in the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF) Patient Safety Fellowship and awarded $20,000 to Penn Medicine's Hospital of the Univ...
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Former JHF intern joins staff supporting maternal health initiative

Elizabeth Balskus joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on Aug. 12 as Quality Improvement Facilitator for Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative. The collaborative, known as the PA PQC, was launched in April by JHF to bring tog...
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Geisinger Health System shares maternal healthcare practices

Nestled in the hills of northeastern Pennsylvania is one of the commonwealth's leaders in healthcare innovation. Geisinger Health System played host on July 17 to more than two dozen Pittsburghers eager to learn from its best practices...
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Maternal Health-Focused Patient Safety Fellowship Kicks Off

Where is the safest and most comprehensive perinatal program in Pennsylvania? How are maternal health practitioners factoring "implementation science" into their programs? On June 4, this summer's Patient Safety Fellowship kicked off w...
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Overflow Crowd at the First Learning Collaborative of PA PQC in Harrisburg

 The statewide kickoff for the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) was standing-room only. The April 24 event at the Harrisburg Hilton was the first gathering of healthcare professionals who will work across disc...
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The Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative Launches to Improve Health Care for Moms and Babies

PITTSBURGH, April 24 – Pennsylvania became the 35th state with a Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC) during a statewide kick-off on April 24 in Harrisburg with over 230 healthcare professionals and partners attending. ...
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Join a Statewide Effort to Promote Maternal Health: the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Working with partners across the state, the Foundation has guided the creation of the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC). It will be administered by JHF and WHAMglobal (Women's Health Activist Movement Global). Ahead...
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