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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Issues RFA for 2017 Fine Awards Focused on Breakthroughs in Mental Health, Substance Use Treatment; Applications Due March 13

January 31, 2017

(January 31, 2017—Pittsburgh, PA)—The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has issued a request for applications for the 2017 Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care. The 2017 Fine Awards will recognize teams of professionals in western Pennsylvania who provide innovative, quality improvement-centered treatment for mental health and/or substance use problems. Three winning teams, selected by a panel of judges, will each receive a $20,000 award.

The deadline to apply for the Fine Awards is March 13, 2017. Interested teams from Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland counties can apply by completing an online application on the JHF website.  

Since 2008, JHF has partnered with The Fine Foundation to recognize and reward teams that demonstrate exceptional performance around patient safety and quality improvement within their organizations. Winners of the Fine Awards will also serve as mentors for JHF’s 2017 Patient Safety Fellowship, during which multidisciplinary students in health-related fields learn JHF’s Perfecting Patient CareSM (PPC) quality improvement method, and apply their new knowledge and skills in real-world healthcare settings.

To learn more about the Fine Awards and view short “Teachable Moment” videos on award-winning projects from years past, visit: jhf.org/fine-awards

About The Fine Foundation

The Fine Foundation is a Pittsburgh-based family foundation established in 2007 by Milton and Sheila Fine. The foundation is interested in projects that have an impact in arts and culture, science and medicine, and/or the enrichment of the Pittsburgh region. In 2008, The Fine Foundation established the Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care to recognize teams that demonstrate innovative, exceptional performance around patient safety and quality improvement within their organizations.

About The Jewish Healthcare Foundation

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is a public charity that offers a unique blend of research, education, grantmaking and program management to advance the quality of clinical care and health of populations, with a focus on improving the quality, efficiency and safety of health care. JHF and its two operating arms, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) and Health Careers Futures (HCF) are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and serve a national and global audience. JHF is also a founding member of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). For more information, visit www.jhf.org.

Contact:
David Golebiewski
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
412-594-2553 or 412-216-6305 (mobile)
golebiewski@jhf.org

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