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Department of Health Launches eWIC Card to Makes Access to Nutritious Food Easier in Southwest Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced last week that the Wolf Administration launched the eWIC program on July 22, 2019, for families in Southwestern Pennsylvania who receive benefits in Pennsylvania's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). "Families in Southwestern Pennsylvania will n...
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AHN holds its 2nd annual Conference on Behavioral Health Models of Care for Immigrants and Refugees

On Wednesday July 17, 2019, The Allegheny Health Network's Center for Inclusion Health gathered different behavioral health providers in Allegheny County to discuss ways to improve care for immigrants and refugees. The conference emphasized the importance of trauma informed and culturally competent interventions to address the behavioral and mental...
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Pregnancy-Related Deaths Reflect How Implicit Bias Harms Women. We Need To Fix That.

This article originally appeared on STAT News : reporting from the frontiers of health and medicine. Laurie Zephyrin, M.D., is the vice president for health care delivery system reform at The Commonwealth Fund , a member of Women of Impact , and a WHAMglobal Board Member . I have had babies, delivered other women's babies, and worked in a bust...
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Maternal Health-Focused Patient Safety Fellowship Kicks Off

Where is the safest and most comprehensive perinatal program in Pennsylvania? How are maternal health practitioners factoring "implementation science" into their programs? On June 4, this summer's Patient Safety Fellowship kicked off with the unique opportunity to combine Jewish Healthcare Foundation's signature quality improvement methodology (Per...
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It was one WHAM of a weekend

The Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) connected with hundreds of women and girls on June 8 and 9 with two public events on the theme of "Birthing A Movement." WHAMglobal's mission is to identify the root causes of maternal mortality and better understand how to support and care for moms through the entirety of their care. At the ...
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Infant Mortality Collaborative 2nd Quarter Membership Meeting Recap

The Allegheny County Infant Mortality Collaborative (IMC) hosted one of their quarterly meetings last week but took a slightly different approach. Dr. Lyn Robertson, DrPh, MSN, BSN,   was invited to speak about ACCURE, a cancer research study she has been heading for the past few years. The ACCURE study focused on the positive effects of anti-...
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Birthing a Movement was a great event, thanks to our partners.

Birthing a Movement: An Evening of Art and Activism kicked off with a cocktail reception on Saturday June 8th, at the William Pitt Union. Over 100 individuals attended the opening reception on Saturday night with the opportunity to engage with interactive and displayed art from 11 different local artists and 3 featured exhibits from the U...
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The Heinz Endowments awards 300k in support of JHF programs

The Heinz Endowments has made a significant grant to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to help launch two new programs in 2019: $100,000 for the Grandparent Activist Network (GRAN) to strengthen the connections between the regions seniors and youth, and $200,000 for the WHAMglobal Community Fund to establish an innovative collaborative for maternal ...
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Reinvigorating and Reimaging The Pennsylvania WIC Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as the WIC Program, has been a cornerstone in efforts to support the health of mothers and babies – physically, socially and mentally – for more than 40 years. By providing nutritious supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, education on healthy eatin...
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WHAMglobal Participates in U.S. Birth Summit IV

Over 150 leaders met in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from March 30 to April 2 to envision an equitable maternity care system. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WHAMglobal were among the sponsors of the U.S. Birth Summit IV, created and organized by the University of British Columbia and its Birth Place Lab. A Pittsburgh delegation — including maternal ...
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