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It was one WHAM of a weekend

The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) connected with hundreds of women and girls on June 8 and 9 with two public events on the theme of "Birthing A Movement." WHAMglobal's mission is to identify the root causes of ma...
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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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Pittsburgh’s Collaborative Approach Inspires Charlotte, NC Visitors

Pittsburgh's philanthropic leadership and spirit of collaboration is worth as much attention as its storied sports teams. That's why delegations from several U.S. cities visit each year. Nearly 150 civic and business leaders from the T...
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A Reimagined PA WIC Program Introduced during “WIC Month”

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as the WIC Program , has been a cornerstone in efforts to support healthier pregnancies and improved birth outcomes for qualifying mothers, babies, and ...
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The Heinz Endowments awards 300k in support of JHF programs for women and seniors

The Heinz Endowments has made a significant grant to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to help launch two new programs in 2019: $100,000 for the Grandparent Activist Network (GRAN) to strengthen the connections between the regions senio...
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Heinz Healthcare Informatics Students Impress with Maternity Decision Support System Projects

On May 1, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and WHAMglobal staff attended the final poster presentations of Heinz College Healthcare Informatics students. Taught by Board of Trustees Member, Rema Padman, PhD, the students engaged in a...
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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 dis...
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WHAMglobal Participates in U.S. Birth Summit IV

Over 150 leaders met in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from March 30 to April 2 to envision an equitable maternity care system. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WHAMglobal were among the sponsors of the U.S. Birth Summit IV, created and org...
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First Meeting of WHAMglobal Board of Trustees Spans the Globe

The first Board of Trustees meeting of WHAMglobal (Women's Health Activist Movement Global), held as a webinar from the JHF office on the afternoon of March 13, was a worldwide affair. Nadene Alhadeff logged in from Australia — local t...
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JHF to Host Women of Impact Project on Public Health with Support from de Beaumont Foundation

Women of Impact is an executive leadership organization committed to realigning the healthcare system to meet the needs of all Americans. Its members include 65 leaders representing all facets of the healthcare industry. JHF CEO Karen ...
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Cradle Cincinnati Shares Strategies for Reducing Infant Mortality

Two co-founders of Cradle Cincinnati , a collaborative formed to reduce infant mortality, told their story to their counterparts in Allegheny County at a meeting convened by JHF on March 18.   The two Ohio doctors — Elizabeth Kell...
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ACNM-PA Holds the First Annual Midwifery Forward Conference

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation provided support for Midwifery Forward 2019, the first annual meeting for the Pennsylvania Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives ( ACNM-PA ), held March 23 at Wilson College in Chambersbur...
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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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WHAMglobal Is Birthing a Movement

The Women's Health Activist Network Global (WHAMglobal), a supporting organization of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, continues to grow in scope and mission. Its website was recently revamped and expanded. Pay a visit to www.whamglob...
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