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PRHI Receives Grant from Henry L. Hillman Foundation to Establish Maternal Coalition and Action Network

Date Created: September 11, 2018 11:49 AM
Author: WHAMglobal

 

The Henry L. Hillman Foundation approved a $120,000 grant to the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) to help establish the Maternal Coalition and Action Network (MOMsCAN). MOMsCAN is a perinatal quality collaborative (PQC) that will build a statewide, multi-stakeholder coalition and use research, training, quality improvement, technical assistance, and policy/advocacy to lower maternal mortality rates in Pennsylvania and achieve excellent attachment and outcomes for mothers and babies.

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Calling all Health Activists! Apply for the Salk Health Activist Fellowship

Date Created: August 21, 2018 11:04 AM
Author: WHAMglobal

 

This fall, join the Salk Health Activist Fellowship and learn how to build a movement, including how to: form an action group, advocate effectively, plan winning strategies, and build a case for action.

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Women of Impact Celebrate Five Years of Advancing Leadership, Equity

Date Created: August 21, 2018 10:34 AM
Author: WHAMglobal

 

On July 19-20, the Women of Impact gathered for an annual meeting that was held at the headquarters of AcademyHealth in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, the Women of Impact welcomed new members, explored their personal and professional legacies, and devised strategies to advance gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in health care.

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HRSA awards $2M to maternal mortality program

Date Created: August 2, 2018 04:01 PM
Author: WHAMglobal

 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) today awarded $2 million to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality through the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM).

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An Interview with Jada Shirriel, CEO of Healthy Start Pittsburgh

Date Created: August 1, 2018 02:49 PM
Author: Janelle DeBaldo

 

Over the summer, the WHAMglobal interns had the opportunity to interview a number of women's health leaders in the community in order to learn more about the assets available to pregnant women in Allegheny County. This blog by summer intern Janelle DeBaldo highlights the learnings from their interview with Jada Shirriel, CEO of Healthy Start Pittsburgh.

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"No Woman, No Cry" Film: A Look at Global Maternal Mortality

Date Created: July 31, 2018 07:56 AM
Author: Eva Rosen

 

“No Woman, No Cry” was a thought provoking and inspiring film to watch as our team continues to work toward reducing maternal mortality.

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WHAMglobal October 8th Symposium Featured in Pittsburgh Business Times

Date Created: July 27, 2018 10:16 AM
Author: WHAMglobal

 

WHAMglobal is hosting a day-long symposium on cutting-edge research about the causes and conditions related to maternal and infant mortality. This symposium, which will occur on Monday, October 8th, was recently featured in a Pittsburgh Business Times article.

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WHAMglobal Team Member and Women's Health Activist Hanifa Nakiryowa Featured in PittWire

Date Created: July 26, 2018 09:26 AM
Author: WHAMglobal

 

WHAMglobal team member Hanifa Nakiryowa was recently featured in a Pittwire article, highlighting her work as an activist for human rights and acid attack survivors. 

Jewish Healthcare Foundation to Provide a $600k Grant Develop a Women's Health Research & Policy Center Icon Image

Jewish Healthcare Foundation to Provide a $600k Grant Develop a Women's Health Research & Policy Center

Date Created: July 25, 2018 02:47 PM
Author: WHAMglobal

 

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation announced today that it will provide a $600,000 grant to develop a Women's Health Research & Policy Center at RAND, in partnership with the Magee-Womens Research Institute. This grant is a part of the WHAMglobal initiative at JHF.

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Women of Impact Recognized among Nation's Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders

Date Created: July 3, 2018 09:06 AM
Author: WHAMglobal

 

Modern Healthcare recently released its annual list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in the U.S. The exclusive list, compiled through a rigorous selection process, recognizes physicians in all healthcare sectors who are guiding their organizations through rapidly changing conditions while demonstrating leadership, innovation, and a commitment to community service. The 2018 list features four members of Women of Impact - a partner of WHAMglobal.

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Global Health Activist Hanifa Nakiryowa Shares Story, Inspires

Date Created: July 3, 2018 09:16 AM
Author: WHAMglobal

 

Hanifa Nakiryowa, MID, has inspired and activated health advocates around the world. The JHF Global Health Associate has strengthened services and supports for acid attack survivors, strived to prevent such violence in the first place, and now advances WHAMglobal's mission of reducing maternal mortality and supporting mothers through the entirety of their care.

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

Date Created: July 3, 2018 08:18 AM
Author: WHAMglobal

 


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 maternal health during the second half of 2018.  

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Meet the WHAMglobal Summer Interns!

Date Created: June 28, 2018 11:41 AM
Author: Megan Steinmetz

 

Each summer, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation welcomes a cohort of interns to provide their unique expertise, skills, and perspective on a number of projects and initiatives. This summer, three interns have been assisting with WHAMglobal: Abisola Olaniyan, Eva Rosen, and Janelle Debaldo.

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Why are Moms Healthier in Australia? WHAMglobal Investigates

Date Created: June 14, 2018 03:17 PM
Author: WHAMglobal

 

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.

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Grant Update: Latino Community Center

Date Created: June 14, 2018 10:40 AM
Author: Megan Steinmetz

 

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.