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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.