Global Leaders Convene for Salzburg Seminar to Address Women’s Health Inequities as They Age

Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) convened a Salzburg Seminar "Women as They Age: Addressing the Next Inequity Frontier" January 16-19 at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, Calif...
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Maternal Health Organizations Issue Collective Plan to Save Lives in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA – For Pennsylvania Maternal Health Awareness Day, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation contributed to a statewide collective plan to raise awareness of recommendations to improve maternal health and reduce racial/ethnic disp...
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JHF Helps to Launch Pennsylvania Maternal Health Policy Collaborative

With statewide partners, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation helped to launch a Maternal Health Policy Collaborative to develop a prioritized list of recommendations for private and public stakeholders to rally around in 2024.  Over ...
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Safer Childbirth City Gala Showcases Collaborative Progress Toward Improved Care for Black Mothers

Held October 19 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh's East End, the Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City Finale Gala was a culmination and celebration of the collaboration of local nonprofits to make Pittsburgh a safer and more...
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Maternal Health Innovation Grant Advisory Board Awards $1.3M

Six additional awards have been made under the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF) maternal care innovation grant opportunity, bringing the total number of awards for the first round of funding to 10. A total of $1,324,353 has been co...
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Doula Care and Lactation Support Made Available in Two Pennsylvania State Prisons

Two doula projects in Pennsylvania have received funding from the state via the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) to explore innovative ways to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. JHF is operating as the fiscal agent for federal ...
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Four Projects Approved to Receive Maternal Health Innovations Grants

Allegheny Health Network's Immigrant & Refugee Doula Program, Hello Neighbor, The Mid-Atlantic Mothers' Milk Bank, and The Midwife Center for Birth & Women's Health will be the first recipients of maternal care innovation grant...
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JHF Travels to Norway and Finland for Study Tour

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation Study Tour took place June 5-14 visiting various sites in Norway and Finland for lively discussions and to learn from key providers and innovators there in patient safety, women's health, aging, dementi...
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WHAMglobal Board Discusses Women’s Health Lessons from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, and Finland

The WHAMglobal Board convened on June 21 for a presentation on women's health equity at the international level. During the meeting, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD and JHF COO and Chief Program...
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Proposals Sought for Maternal Health Innovation Grants Ranging Between $15,000-$100,000

Maternal mortality remains a serious issue in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. experienced a maternal mortality rate of 32.9 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2...
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JHF Convenes Maternal Health Innovation Grant Advisory Board

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is serving as the fiscal agent for the PA Department of Human Services, charged with helping to allocate over $9 million in federal COVID funding intended for maternal and infant health. JHF recen...
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Global Pittsburgh International Health Leader Cohort Visits JHF to Learn about Women’s Health Initiatives

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) hosted 11 healthcare professionals from nine countries who were nominated by the U.S. embassies for the project "Mitigating Challenges in Women's Health" to learn about the Foundation's women's he...
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WHAMglobal Shifts Focus to Women’s Health Inequality in Older Age; Welcomes New Board Members

WHAMglobal was designed to concentrate on an area of women's health for a period of time, drive and hopefully document significant progress, and then address another area in need of the same attention and action. On Thursday, March 23,...
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Proposals Sought for Maternal Health Innovation Grants Ranging Between $15,000 - $100,000

Maternal mortality is a serious public health issue in Pennsylvania, with a pregnancy-associated mortality rate of 82 deaths per 100,000 live births. Race, pre-existing health conditions, social determinants of health, and early access...
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Dean Jackie Dunbar-Jacob Joins JHF as a Medical Advisor

Jackie Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN, had joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Health Careers Futures as a medical advisor to support the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home initiative and women's aging projects. Dr. Dunbar-Jacob...
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Dr. Karen Wolk Feinstein, JHF Board Chair Debra Caplan Host Panel at IWF Conference Discussing Human Trafficking

The International Women's Forum (IWF) Special Interest Group for Health, held its seventh gathering as part of the IWF's conference "Beating the Odds: The Search for New Solutions," on November 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The session was d...
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JHF Sponsors the Midwife Center’s 40th Anniversary Ruby Revelry

Several members of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the WHAMglobal team attended the Midwife Center's Ruby Revelry on September 30 to celebrate 40 years of service and honor the Center's founders. During the celebration, it exceede...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves over $1M in Grants, Including Patient Safety Research at Carnegie Mellon; Women's Reproductive Health Emergency Grant Fund; and Oakland's LGBTQ-Friendly Senior Housing Community

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved over $1M in grants September 13, including funds to develop the Initiative for Patient Safety Research at Carnegie Mellon University; to establish the Women's Reproductive Health Eme...
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Sara Nelis Presents at National Safer Childbirth Cities Conference

On August 23 and 24, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs hosted the Safer Childbirth Cities (SCC) annual meeting in Chicago with presentations being shared by large and small organizations across the country, i...
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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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