Youth Leader Speaks at Global Alliance Panel about JHF’s Youth Mental Health Advocacy and Action

Alekhya Buragadda, a youth advocate with the Jewish Healthcare Foundations' PA Youth Advocacy Network, participated in "Supporting Schools in our Communities: A Critical Foundation to Child and Youth Mental Health," a moderated convers...
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Film Screening Sparks and Continues Conversation about Teen Mental Health

 Fifty percent of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75 percent by age 24, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. At a screening of Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness, a Ken Burns documentary...
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PA Youth Advocacy Network Successes Highlighted at Recent Conferences

The PA Youth Advocacy Network's efforts to increase awareness of teen mental health issues and inspire young people across Pennsylvania to action were highlighted at two national conferences this month. The National Alliance on Mental ...
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PA Youth Advocacy Network Unites Activists for Mental Health Awareness Month

The PA Youth Advocacy Network recognized the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month with several youth-centered events. Since 2018, the Network, a program of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, has activated youth and adults acros...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Members Engage with Legislators

On May 26, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) convened members of the Teen Mental Health Collaborative for the second in-person meeting of 2022. Attendees had the opportunity to share and network with Collaborative participants and...
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Many of JHF’s 2022 Priorities Highlighted in President Biden’s State of the Union

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board and staff were pleased to see so many of our key focus areas mentioned in President Biden's 2022 State of the Union address. We are looking forward to many opportunities this year to advance...
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2022 Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series Culminates in Action Plan Presentations

On March 23, the inaugural Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series hosted by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and the PA Youth Advocacy Network held its finale session. The series connected twenty-four high-school students across Penn...
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JHF Hosts Donna Cooper, Health Systems and Community Stakeholders for Children’s Advocacy Session

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) was pleased to host Donna Cooper, former secretary of policy for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during the Ed Rendell administration, for a meeting with health system representatives and communi...
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2022 Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series Begins

In February, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and the PA Youth Advocacy Network began the inaugural 2022 Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series. The series aims to connect Pennsylvania high school students with advocacy opportunities...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Members Explore Advocacy, Partnerships

On February 22, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) convened members of the Teen Mental Health Collaborative for the first in-person meeting of the new year. Attendees had the opportunity to discuss and define the Collaborative's st...
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JHF Board Committee for Adolescent Behavioral Health Explores Potential Health System and Community Partnerships

On February 24, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board Committee for Adolescent Behavioral Health, led by JHF Board Vice Chair Daniel Rosen, PhD, MSW, met to begin preliminary discussions on strengthening health system and commun...
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Pittsburgh Business Times Publishes JHF Op-Ed on Crisis in Mental Health Workforce

Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein authored an op-ed published January 14 in the Pittsburgh Business Times highlighting the crisis facing our mental health services. Under-resourced, understaffed, ...
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JHF and Mentoring Partnership Series on Mentoring and Mental Health Launches in February

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the Mentoring Partnership are teaming up to explore the role mentoring plays in youth mental health in a 4-part community discussion series: Where Mentoring and Youth Mental Health Meet. In this fre...
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Apply for the 2022 Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series

Make your voice heard and join a movement for change! Apply for the 2022 Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series, a weekly series for high school students in Pennsylvania, hosted by the PA Youth Advocacy Network. With teens in the lead, the...
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Youth Advocates Connor Dalgaard and Luna Plaza Call for Teens to Join Mental Health Cause

Over the past year, youth mental health advocates Connor Dalgaard and Luna Plaza have been important leaders in the PA Youth Advocacy Network's work to promote teen mental health. Gearing up for a new teen leadership series in February...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Gathers for In-Person Celebration

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) convened members of the Teen Mental Health Collaborative for a celebration of their year-long work to promote teen mental health. The November 5th gathering took place at Friendship Circle and pro...
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Pittsburgh Media Covers JHF Teen Mental Health Advocacy

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF's) work to promote teen mental health was featured in a Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle article on November 15. Since 2018, JHF has managed the PA Youth Advocacy Network to raise youth voice on this ...
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Dr. Elizabeth Miller Elevates Pittsburgh Communities through Public Health Advocacy

A beloved member of the Pittsburgh community and a longtime partner of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Elizabeth "Liz" Miller, MD, PhD, FSAHM, is a champion of adolescent medicine and public health. She is a professor of pediatrics, ...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Grantees Bolster Mental Health Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

This is the third article in a series on the JHF Teen Mental Health Collaborative grantees and their work to provide mental wellness and peer supports to Allegheny County youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, aided by emergency grants fr...
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PA Youth Advocacy Presents During Community Outreach Events

Members of the PA Youth Advocacy Network were busy conducting outreach events across Pennsylvania in October. This comes as the Network develops an agenda of teen mental health policy priorities, spearheaded by youth advocates and the ...
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