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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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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Gives $20,000 Award for Excellence in Maternity Care

Twenty-nine graduate students and young professionals representing 17 healthcare disciplines participated in the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF) Patient Safety Fellowship and awarded $20,000 to Penn Medicine's Hospital of the Univ...
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Geisinger Health System shares maternal healthcare practices

Nestled in the hills of northeastern Pennsylvania is one of the commonwealth's leaders in healthcare innovation. Geisinger Health System played host on July 17 to more than two dozen Pittsburghers eager to learn from its best practices...
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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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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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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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JHF Assembles Healthcare Leaders at the International Women's Forum in Barcelona

During the International Women's Forum conference in Barcelona , JHF helped to organize the April 11 breakfast meeting for IWF leaders who share an interest in health and health care. The first formal program of IWF's Women in Health C...
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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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Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative Relays Legislative Agenda to Harrisburg Leaders

The Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative held its spring meeting with a dozen state legislators and administration officials on April 29 in Harrisburg. The 25 members from PHFC, a network of 45 health foundations across the state,...
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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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