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Pittsburgh nonprofits to receive $1 million grant to reduce maternal deaths and narrow disparities

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its operating organization the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal)  are excited to announce the launch of Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City , an initiative that ai...
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JHF & WHAMglobal head to Canada for women’s health study tour

The Women's Health Study Tour coincided with the International Women's Forum World Leadership Conference in Toronto, an invitation-only gathering of more than 7,000 women from 33 nations across six continents. In the two days leading u...
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Three JHF staff present at Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership Summit

The Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) Summit, organized and supported by the Forbes Funds, brings together nonprofit organizations to create strategic collaborations around pressing social issues in southwestern Pennsylva...
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JHF global health staffer opens youth leadership conference in Qatar

Global Health Associate Hanifa Nakiryowa shared her story with 900 students from 16 countries at a youth leadership summit in Doha, Qatar on October 17. Nakiryowa, a staff member supporting JHF's Women's Health Activist Movement Global...
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JHF & WHAMglobal head to Toronto to study women’s health, attend IWF forum

A dozen executive women from Pittsburgh and beyond are heading north of the border next month for a health study tour organized by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and its women's health arm, WHAMglobal. As with previous study tours of...
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Watch, wait, and wonder: Australia early childhood expert shares best practices, inspiration

Early childhood expert Dr. Michael Zilibowitz brought insight and inspiration to Pittsburgh last week from the exemplary early childhood center he runs near Sydney, Australia. The  Dalwood Spilstead Early Years Intervention and Su...
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Doulas-in-training offer vital support for immigrant and refugee moms

Doulas can play an important role in achieving a successful pregnancy. While OB/GYNs and nurse-midwives provide clinical oversight of pregnancy and childbirth, a doula can provide physical, emotional, educational and practical support ...
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WHAMglobal gears up for more activism with March For Moms

March For Moms Association, now in its third year, is a growing, multi-stakeholder coalition to improve the wellbeing of mothers in the United States and reduce maternal mortality. The coalition convenes national stakeholders to speak ...
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JHF & WHAMglobal to study women’s health in Toronto

There are still a few slots available for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WHAMglobal Women's Health Study Tour in Toronto on November 12-13. As with previous tours in Spain and Australia, JHF and WHAMglobal are taking time before ...
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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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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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