Maternity Full Court Press Team Responds to WIC Crisis

On June 28, the Maternity Full Court Press Team met to discuss the current crisis with the crucial Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program in Pennsylvania. In 2020, the disruptive request for applications process to renew ...
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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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Maternity Full Court Press Reviews Proposed Federal “Momnibus”

On March 31, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation Maternity Full Court Press Team met to discuss the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 and its implications for Pennsylvania. Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) Com...
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Town Hall Raises Awareness of Maternal Health and Medicaid Barriers

On March 11, the Philadelphia-based PA Prenatal to 3 Collaborative, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Maternity Care Coalition of Philadelphia held a Maternal Health Town Hall. The event featured Representative Mor...
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Maternal Health Policy Salon Brings Experts to D.C. Leaders

On February 22, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) partnered with AcademyHealth to host a closed-door virtual policy discussion on maternal health priorities for 2021. The Policy Salon brought together bipartisan and bicameral seni...
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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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Maternity Full Court Press Team Prepares Next Steps

On January 20, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF) Maternity Full Court Press Team gathered virtually for their first meeting of 2021, to build momentum for advancing key policies related to perinatal community health workers (CHW...
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Statewide Program Highlights Maternal Mental Health Innovations During Pandemic

The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) hosted a January 26 Maternal Health Awareness Day program in partnership with the PA Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Pennsylvani...
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JHF Announces Grant to AcademyHealth for Health Policy Salon Series

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved a $50,000 grant for AcademyHealth to organize a "Health Policy Salon Series" during 2021 to spark momentum at the federal level on the three policy targets for JHF's Full Court Press init...
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Maternity Full Court Press Team Assembles

The new Comprehensive Approaches to Pregnancy and Postpartum Care Full Court Press Team will focus on advancing state and local policy objectives for midwives, WIC, and doulas/perinatal community health workers. These efforts will buil...
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Salk Fellowship Celebrates International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The 2020 Salk Health Activist Fellowship concluded on November 19th, culminating in a project to connect the 27 fellows with legislators. The fellows reflected on how the fellowship experience will impact them as the push for healthcar...
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Statewide WIC Summit Convenes Key Stakeholders

On October 14 and 15, over 300 WIC statewide leaders, advocates and stakeholders convened virtually for the Pennsylvania WIC Stakeholders' Collaborative Summit webinars. Hosted by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the Pennsylvania H...
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JHF Grants Allegheny Health Network $75,000 Grant to Reinvest in Quality Maternal Care Model

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) granted Allegheny Health Network (AHN) $75,000 to launch a plan to re-design a value-based care model for women and infants. This model includes incorporating social workers into AHN maternity car...
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WHAMglobal Hosts 2020 Election Town Hall: What’s at Stake for Women+

On October 15, the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) convened expert health and policy leaders for a discussion of crucial women+ health issues and policy points. Over 50 attendees joined via Zoom and 1,442 people we...
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Salk Fellowship Kicks Off Aimed at Successful Maternity Policy Change

The Salk Health Activist Fellowship commenced on September 21st with 29 enthusiastic Fellows, ready to build their advocacy skills and tackle maternal health issues. As the United States heads toward a critical election, maternal healt...
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An Opportunity Unlike Any Other for a Full Court Press

During September's three Board meetings, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) staff outlined a new focus on three critical policy goals for the next calendar year. This renewed concentration comes as JHF recognizes the opportunity, in an...
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PA PQC Announces Awards and Advances Maternal Health Quality Improvement

The Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) awarded $75,000 across 5 PA PQC birth hospitals and NICUs in recognition of the quality improvement milestones they completed to improve care for pregnant and postpartum women w...
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JHF Testifies on Maternal Mortality for PA Democratic Policy Committee

During an August 12 joint virtual hearing of the PA Senate and House Democratic Policy Committee, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Chief Policy Officer Robert Ferguson, MPH presented remarks on further action to address maternal mort...
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