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WHAMglobal Shares Insights on Australia’s Maternal Health System, Charts Next Steps

On June 26, the WHAMglobal team - and several of the national leaders in women's health, healthcare delivery, finance, and policy who also participated in the trip - shared their insights on the Australia excursion during a Health Careers Futures Board meeting. WHAMglobal also previewed how it plans to advance research, policy, and advocacy around ...
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Why are Moms Healthier in Australia? WHAMglobal Investigates

Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) is committed to identifying the root causes of maternal mortality and supporting mothers and families through the entirety of their care. When it comes to improving maternal health outcomes, Australia provides ample inspiration.  Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) is commit...
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Grant Update: Latino Community Center

In June 2017, the Latino Community Center won the WHAMglobal Pittsburgh's Big Idea Challenge. Since then, the Latino Community Center has been working to improve the health of Latina moms in Pittsburgh through education and prenatal classes. On Saturday, May 19th, the Latino Community Center's Maternal Health Group hosted their first ever Breastfee...
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Integrating Global Best Practices in Establishing Pennsylvania’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Mothers are dying at higher rates in the United States than any other developed nation. As healthcare systems scramble to address the growing spotlight on maternal mortality and morbidity, accurate data is a critical first step. Last month, Pennsylvania took this significant first step forward in fighting the unsettling growing maternal mortality r...
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How Can We Increase Female Representation in Digital Health?

Women in the United States have immense influence within the healthcare system. The majority of healthcare spending is controlled by women, and they also make up over half of the workforce in healthcare. Despite this influence, women still lag behind in representation within healthcare leadership, especially in technology startups. However, despite...
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Survivor Café Author Elizabeth Rosner Visits Pittsburgh

On May 17, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation sponsored a Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures event at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall that featured novelist, poet, essayist, and author Elizabeth Rosner. JHF sponsored the event in partnership with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Novelist, poet, essayist, and au...
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WHAMglobal, Community Partners March for Moms

On May 6, thousands of people packed neighborhoods for the 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon. May 6 also happened to be the date of March for Moms, a national campaign that rallied people from across the U.S. to demand higher-quality maternity care. To capitalize on the already-packed streets, the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal), JHF's ...
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Grant Update: Immigrant Women Community Initiative at Center for Inclusion Health

In January 2018, WHAMglobal committed to supporting a three year initiative at Allegheny Health Network's Center for Inclusion Health which aims to deliver a new community health model that supports pregnant immigrant and refugee women. For a PDF version of this information, please see below.In January 2018, WHAMglobal committed to supporting a thr...
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WHAMglobal Hosts its First Regional Advisory to Advance Maternal Care Policy and Practice

On April 5, the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) hosted the first-ever meeting of its Regional Advisory Committee—a collection of leading experts and advocates in women's health who will help shape strategies and focus policy initiatives for JHF's newest supporting organization.  The WHAMglobal Regional Advisory Committee f...
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WHAMglobal Event Puts Spotlight on Causes, Solutions to Maternal Mortality Crisis

The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is nearly three times higher than in any other peer nation. And, while other countries around the world are reducing maternal mortality, more mothers in the U.S. are dying during pregnancy or shortly thereafter. What's going on, and what can we do collectively to address this public health crisis? On December...
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You Say You Want A (Health Care) Revolution? Create The Health System You Want To Work In

This blog is also featured on HealthAffairs. Check it out here As a child of the 1960s, I'm no stranger to revolutions. Along with many others, I advocated for civil rights and women's empowerment, and waged the War on Poverty. We endeavored to make the world more compassionate and equitable—something that every generation has the opportunity, and,...
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Congratulations to WHAMGlobal Pittsburgh's Big Idea Challenge Winner!

The August Wilson Center in downtown Pittsburgh came alive Monday night as 8 women activists offered their "Big Idea" to fix healthcare. The event kicked off with a film retrospective of women whose activism gave us everything from equal rights, to safer health care, to control over our reproductive freedom, to less drunk driving on our roads. Then...
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