Advancing New Federal and State Policies to Improve Maternal and Infant Health and Health Care

  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 c...
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New Payment Models for Improving Maternal and Infant Health and Health Care

  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 Cen...
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Spotlight: We can efficiently eliminate unnecessary medical practices

Dr. Marthe (Margje) Haverkamp Dr. Marthe (Margje) Haverkamp is a Dutch doctor/researcher working in the U.S. dedicated to improving healthcare on every continent. "Women have   to help each other in crucial steps of our careers. I love to use the wisdom of women-leaders in this network and offer them my insights going forward. That i...
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Spotlight: Think two generations in leadership mentoring

Dr. Danette Glassy is our Inaugural profile for this Spotlight Forum. This Forum is an initiative of the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal), a supporting organization of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in Pittsburgh. WHAMglobal is committed to profiling members of WHAMglobal; the International Women's Forum (IWF) special int...
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WHAMglobal Year in Review

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...
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Legislative Victories for Maternal Health in the United States

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...
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Top 10 News Stories of 2018 that Inspired WHAMglobal

 1. " Why America's Black Mothers and Babies are in a Life-or-Death Crisis " - New York Times Magazine 2. " Lost Mothers " - ProPublica 3. " Why giving birth in the U.S. is surprisingly deadly " - National Geographic  4. " Deadly Deliveries: How hospitals are failing new moms " - USA Today  5. " The battle against infant mortality in...
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National Leaders Explore Reforms, Innovations to Improve Maternal and Child Health

In response to our nation's troubling maternal and child health outcomes, JHF and its supporting organizations are working to re-imagine and redesign the birth experience—from care delivery improvements to payment reform, and from consumer advocacy to policy change. In December, JHF participated in two important conferences at the Kaiser Center for...
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Advisory Charts Steps to Make PA a Leader in Maternal, Child Health

On November 16, maternal and perinatal health leaders and experts from across the state gathered in Harrisburg for the first advisory meeting for Pennsylvania's newly formed Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC). Over 60 stakeholders joined the meeting both in-person and virtually. David Kelley, MD (center), chief medical officer for the Pennsylvan...
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Recap of the WHAMglobal Maternal Leaders Symposium

The WHAMglobal team is excited to share the highlights and lessons learned from the Maternal Leaders Symposium on October 8. For an overview of the speakers and sessions from the Symposium, please watch the below video: If you would like a deeper dive into the themes from the day, as well as some key takeaways from the event, please download the at...
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