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ACNM-PA Holds the First Annual Midwifery Forward Conference

The Pennsylvania Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM-PA) held its first annual meeting, Midwifery Forward 2019, on March 23 and 24 at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. WHAMglobal and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation were among the sponsors.  The event was for midwives, midwifery students, and other healthcare profession...

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The first Board of Trustees meeting of WHAMglobal (Women's Health Activist Movement), held as a webinar from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation 's office on the afternoon of March 13, was a worldwide affair. Nadene Alhadeff logged in from Australia — local time, 5 a.m. — with strong coffee at hand. In Israel, Chen Shapira, MD, pushed back her bedtime...

Debra Caplan, MPA, vice chair of JHF's Board of Trustees, was selected as one of the region's Women of Influence by the Pittsburgh Business Times. She received the award at a ceremony at the Westin Convention Center Hotel on March 20. Two other women with ties to the Foundation were among the 26 honored: Health Careers Futures Board Member Jessica ...

  A Convening Hosted by NEHI in Partnership with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation ( NEHI ) hosted a stakeholder convening in partnership with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on December 12, 2018, at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, DC. More than 50 participants ...

  A Convening Hosted by NEHI in Partnership with Merck for Mothers. The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation ( NEHI ) hosted a stakeholder convening in partnership with Merck for Mothers . More than 75 participants explored a wide range of maternal and infant health and healthcare issues on December 11, 2018, at the Kaiser Permanente Ce...

2018 has been an incredible year for the Women's Health Activist Movement (WHAMglobal). Thank you for being a part of the movement! In 2018, there has been an incredible amount of momentum around reducing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. This year, WHAMglobal was busy advocating for changes to improve maternal health. Below is a list of...

Throughout 2018, a number of strides were made to improve maternal health in the United States and Pennsylvania. This blog outlines some of the key legislative victories of the year. Pennsylvania Establishes a Maternal Moratality Review Committee (MMRC) - Earlier this year, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 24 of 2018, which established a Maternal Morta...