Who We Are

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its three operating arms—the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), Health Careers Futures (HCF), and the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal)—offer a unique brand of activist philanthropy to advance healthcare innovation, advocacy, collaboration, and education in the interest of better population health. JHF is also the fiscal agent for State HIV/AIDS funding in southwestern Pennsylvania. We are funded by public and private sources, and the JHF endowment.

We act as a neutral voice focused on Perfecting Patient CareSM (PPC) for patients, workers and healthcare systems.

For the Patient, it is care that is kind, competent, customized, comprehensive, safe and efficient; addressing the needs of patients, with a focus on vulnerable populations:

For the Healthcare Worker, it means that care is:

For Organizations and Systems, this focus includes:

* Past project or program


A more thorough review of JHF, PRHI, HCF, and WHAMglobal programs is available through:

  • The WINDOW newsletter (a monthly round-up of news, events, milestones, and more)
  • ROOTS (a special-issue magazine that examines pressing healthcare topics)
  • Branches (a periodical that shares lessons learned and challenges overcome by grantees and Foundation programs)
  • Executive Summaries (share key learnings from PRHI demonstration projects, elucidate both challenges to and opportunities for improving health care, and explore the policy implications arising from both)
  • Teachable Moments (brief videos of successful quality improvement projects)