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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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $450K in Grants, Including New Funding for Healthcare Safety Innovation Competition; Certifying and Reimbursing Doulas; and Seniors’ Recreation and Exercise Program

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board convened for its first meeting of the year on April 11, 2022 and approved new grants for launching a Healthcare Safety Competition and Virtual Exhibit; advancing the PA Doula Commission's wo...
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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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International Women’s Forum Special Interest Group for Health Examines Global Approaches to Human Trafficking

On March 29, the International Women's Forum (IWF) Special Interest Group for Health heard presentations from professionals around the world working to address human trafficking. Speakers included Sue Matthews, RN, MHScN, DPH, WHAMglob...
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International Women’s Forum Pittsburgh Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The IWF Pittsburgh chapter, led by IWF Pittsburgh and Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board Chair Debra L. Caplan, MPA, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. JHF congratulates the chapter, which began with JHF President and CEO...
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JHF Hosts Donna Cooper, Health Systems and Community Stakeholders for Children’s Advocacy Session

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) was pleased to host Donna Cooper, former secretary of policy for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during the Ed Rendell administration, for a meeting with health system representatives and communi...
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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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PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative Co-Hosts Statewide Maternal Health Awareness Day Event

On January 21, the Pennsylvania Section of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (PA ACOG) and the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) collaborated to hold a Maternal Health Awareness Day event. Penn...
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JHF Features Israeli HER Program at IWF Meeting

On November 30, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, and COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts helped to organize the International Women's Forum (IWF) Pittsburgh program on "Supporting P...
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JHF Guides PA Doula Commission to Launch as Nonprofit

The PA Doula Commission is pleased to announce its official launch as a nonprofit organization! The mission of The PA Doula Commission is to promote equitable access to doula services through workforce development for the doula profess...
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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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Maternity Full Court Press Team Convenes on PA WIC Collaboration

On November 29, the Maternity Full Court Press Team met to explore collaborative opportunities to help achieve common service delivery goals for Pennsylvania's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC...
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JHF, PA DHS Recognize UPMC Magee’s PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative Work

On November 16, representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PA DHS), UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) met for a roundtable discussion to highlight UPMC's work to promote gre...
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JHF Is a Sponsor of Magee Womens Summit Advocacy Session

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was pleased to be a sponsor of the 2021 Magee-Womens Summit Advocacy session held on November 16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The session, Advancing Health Equity Through Community Based ...
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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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Representative Austin Davis Supports Mon Valley and Pennsylvania Through Pandemic

During a crisis like a pandemic, communities need leaders who are engaged, compassionate, and collaborative – and Pennsylvania Representative Austin Davis is one of Pittsburgh's best examples. The current chair of the Allegheny County ...
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