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.
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 rate through the establishment of a statewide Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC). WHAMglobal strives to apply global understanding and best practice. Learning from leading international models will help build an effective system here to begin lowering our maternal mortality rates.
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 all of the barriers, things seem to be looking up for women in healthcare technology and increased recognition within the Venture Capital world.
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.
The reports are in: the pay gap in the United States is still alive and well. A report released by Pew Research Center last month found that although the pay gap has narrowed slightly since 1980, “…it has remained relatively stable over the past 15 years or so. In 2017, women earned 82% of what men earned.”
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 newest supporting organization, arranged for Pittsburgh to become a sister city for March for Moms.
The Women’s Health Activist Movement (WHAMglobal) is on a mission to identify the root causes of maternal mortality and better understand how we as a movement support and care for moms and families through the entirety of their care.
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.
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.