JHF Staff Present Program Overviews and Impact During All-Boards Meeting

Members of three Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) program teams made presentations during JHF's December 5 All-Boards meeting showcasing their growth, impact, and vision for the future. "We have some great ideas and initiatives ...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Holds Quarterly Meeting at Jewish Healthcare Foundation

On December 8, the Teen Mental Health Collaborative held its quarterly meeting at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation as an opportunity to network, share organizational highlights from the year,hear and learn from partner organizatio...
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WESA: Baldwin-Whitehall student tells U.S. Senators that more money is needed for teens' mental health

Brooklyn Williams, a past participant in the PA Youth Advocacy Network's Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series, took to the floor of a U.S. Senate committee to advocate for increased funding to address teens' mental health needs. Read mor...
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Sarah Pesi Chosen to Participate in Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program

Sarah Pesi, MSPPM, a Jewish Healthcare Foundation policy associate, was chosen to participate in the 2022-2023 Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program, a policy leadership program for education, community, and advocacy leaders...
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PA Youth Advocacy Leader Luna Plaza Receives YWCA Equity Award

Luna Plaza, a former youth leader of the PA Youth Advocacy Network, recently received the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh's 2022 Emerging Leader Award, recognizing a young person, age 24 or younger, whose voice and actions interrupt the status...
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Teen Mental Health Collaborative Holds Quarterly Meeting at Center of Life

On September 9, the Teen Mental Health Collaborative held its quarterly meeting at the Center of Life as an opportunity to network and collaborate, learn about family engagement strategies to improve teen mental health and wellness, an...
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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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