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The WHAMglobal Community Fund Application is Open!

The WHAMglobal Community Fund Application is now open! Application link:  https://bit.ly/3jQ2FugThe intent of the Fund is to provide increased support to community-based maternal health organizations who are trusted in their communities, have a clear mission toward improving maternal health outcomes for the mothers in their clientele comm...

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Introducing the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's new ROOTS publication, Beyond Medicalization: Midwives and Maternity Care in America. Under the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is rapidly moving into a new era of healthcare delivery. Across the country, maternal healthcare policies are changing daily in order to ensure birthing families ha...

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its operating organization the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) are excited to announce the launch of Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City, an initiative that aims to transform the city into a safer, more equitable and accessible place to give birth. Bringing together community organizat...

 Global Health Associate Hanifa Nakiryowa shared her story with 900 students from 16 countries at a youth leadership summit in Doha, Qatar on October 17. Nakiryowa, a staff member supporting JHF's Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) since 2018, delivered the opening plenary address at the three-day Qatar Leadership Conference....

​A dozen executive women from Pittsburgh and beyond are heading north of the border next month for a health study tour organized by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and its women's health arm, WHAMglobal. As with previous study tours of Spain and Australia, JHF and WHAMglobal are piggybacking onto an International Women's Forum's World Leadership C...

Early childhood expert Dr. Michael Zilibowitz brought insight and inspiration to Pittsburgh last week from the exemplary early childhood center he runs near Sydney, Australia. The Dalwood Spilstead Early Years Intervention and Support Service Center provides multidisciplinary health, education, and support services for families struggling with pare...

Doulas can play an important role in achieving a successful pregnancy. While OB/GYNs and nurse-midwives provide clinical oversight of pregnancy and childbirth, a doula can provide physical, emotional, educational and practical support during events surrounding childbirth, including labor, delivery, breastfeeding, and family adjustment. For immigran...