Sally Zubairu-Cofield: Reinvigorating & Reimagining the Pennsylvania WIC Program

Sally Zubairu-Cofield was 19, pregnant and scared when she walked into a WIC Program office in southern Prince George's County, Maryland. Confronted with poor customer service and the stigma of teen pregnancy, she left that day embarra...
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Perinatal Health Equity Champions Program Kicks Off

A kickoff session was held June 14 for the new Perinatal Health Equity Champions Program, a year-long engagement model designed to build capacity in the birthing workforce to help address racial disparities and improve maternal health ...
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Birthing a Movement Celebrates Birth Workers at Three Rivers Arts Festival

WHAMglobal's Birthing a Movement multi-day event and exhibit at the Three Rivers Arts Festival received a great reception over the first weekend of June. Birthing a Movement included commissioned artwork, interactive artwork, local bir...
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Health Careers Futures and WHAMglobal Boards Examine Maternal & Child Health Initiatives During Joint Meeting

On June 22, the Health Careers Futures (HCF) and WHAMglobal boards convened in a joint meeting to discuss the evolution, impact, and future of the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) and related maternal health effort...
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JHF Named Administrator for $9M in Maternal and Child Health Funding

On April 14, state Representative Morgan Cephas, state Senator Christine Tartaglione, Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and the Wolf administration, announced $25.6 million in American Rescue Plan funding to be allocat...
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Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City Partners Unite and Uplift Communities Through Outreach Efforts

This is the second article in a series featuring the Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City partners. Read the first article here. As part of Merck for Mothers' network of 20 Safer Childbirth Cities across the U.S., Pittsburgh: A Safer Ch...
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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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Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City Partners Organize Maternal Health Training and Education Programs

This is the first article in a series featuring the Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City partners. As part of Merck for Mothers' network of 20 Safer Childbirth Cities across the U.S., Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City aims to reduce r...
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WHAMglobal Board Discusses Human Trafficking as a Public Health Issue

On February 21, the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) Board met to discuss human trafficking and how it affects women in a few international contexts. Guest speakers presented varying approaches to addressing the wom...
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WHAMglobal Holds First Meeting of Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City and Community Fund Partners

The Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City partners met with the Community Fund partners for the first time in February, to discuss their collective work in promoting maternal health. The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMgloba...
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Perinatal Health Equity Champions Program Applications Available

The Perinatal Health Equity Champions Program is designed to build workforce capacity to help address racial disparities and improve maternal health care in the Pittsburgh region. This year-long program provides the opportunity to brin...
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Opt in PA Event Highlights Pennsylvania Postpartum Medicaid Extension Opportunity

On November 4, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) partnered with State Representative Morgan Cephas' office to host Opt in PA: A Panel on Postpartum Medicaid Extension, the 2021 in...
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WHAMglobal Partners with Local Breweries for Fundraisers

Mindful Brewing Company, a Pittsburgh brewery, is participating in the She Knows Beer collaboration campaign and has selected the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) as their nonprofit partner. They are brewing a uniqu...
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Tausi Suedi: Global, Maternal, and Child Health Champion

The COVID-19 pandemic brought more threats than solely the danger of a new disease to communities around the world. The pandemic exacerbated pre-existing disparities and increased barriers to addressing them, especially for women's hea...
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WHAMglobal Board Delves into COVID-19’s Disproportional Stressors for Women

During the July Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) board meeting, members explored how COVID-19 disproportionately burdened women globally. The pandemic created unforeseen caregiving pressures, forced women into educa...
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WHAMglobal Kicks Off Statewide Doula and Perinatal Community Health Worker Advisory Group

The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) convened a statewide Doula and Perinatal Community Health Worker Advisory Group, to create more equitable access to doulas and to develop a statewide infrastructure to support th...
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PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative Heads Black Maternal Health Week Event

On April 15, the PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative, an initiative of Jewish Healthcare Foundation operating arm the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) to pre...
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WHAMglobal Releases Maternal Health Policy Guide

The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal), an operating arm of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, has developed a maternal health policy guide to the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 and its implications for the...
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PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative Presents 2021 Goals

On February 25, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) met to discuss priorities for 2021. The collaborative, launched in 2019, aims to reduce maternal mortality and improve care for pregnant and postpartum women and...
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WHAMglobal Board and Learning Collaborative Convene

On Thursday, December 10th, the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) Safer Childbirth Cities team convened its first Learning Collaborative virtual meeting. The Learning Collaborative welcomed Brown Mamas, The Birthing ...
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