On October 8, the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal), a supporting organization of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), hosted a Maternal Health Leaders Symposium at the Westin Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. Nearly 130 local, national, and international leaders gathered to identify cutting-edge research and evidence-based programs that address the causes and conditions related to maternal and infant mortality, and identify action strategies.
On October 24, WHAMglobal Founder Dr. Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, was featured in a Q&A with Kidsburgh. Kidsburgh is described as the "go-to online resource focusing on the people and ideas making Pittsburgh a better place to raise kids."
More American women are dying of pregnancy-related complications in the U.S. than any other developed country. The rate of women who die during or after childbirth has been rising here in spite of a global downward trend elsewhere. From 2011 to 2015, more than 4,000 maternal deaths occurred in the U.S. I asked Dr. Liz Erekson, who is our interim chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, to help shed some light on this topic.
The welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative was launched by Major William Peduto in 2014 as a city’s commitment to ensure that Pittsburgh is a more livable city for all including internationals, Immigrants, and Refugees.
On Thursday, September 27, the WHAMglobal team attended a luncheon hosted by the Women and Girls Foundation (WGF) for a policy briefing on women’s issues in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
“No Woman, No Cry” was a thought provoking and inspiring film to watch as our team continues to work toward reducing maternal mortality.
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.
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.
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.
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.