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Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Who We Are

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its three operating arms—the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI),  Health Careers Futures (HCF), and the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal)—develop and manage programs, research, training, and grantmaking to perfect patient care. JHF is also the fiscal agent for State HIV/AIDS funding in southwestern Pennsylvania. We are funded by public and private sources, and the JHF endowment.

We act as a neutral voice focused on Perfecting Patient CareSM (PPC) for patients, workers and healthcare systems.

For the Patient, it is care that is kind, competent, customized, comprehensive, safe and efficient; addressing the needs of patients, with a focus on vulnerable populations:

For the Healthcare Worker, it means that care is:

For Organizations and Systems, this focus includes:

* Past project or program


A more thorough review of JHF, PRHI, and HCF programs is available through:

  • The WINDOW newsletter (a monthly round-up of news, events, milestones, and more)
  • ROOTS (a special-issue magazine that examines pressing healthcare topics)
  • Branches (a periodical that shares lessons learned and challenges overcome by grantees and Foundation programs)
  • Executive Summaries (share key learnings from PRHI demonstration projects, elucidate both challenges to and opportunities for improving health care, and explore the policy implications arising from both)
  • Teachable Moments (brief videos of successful quality improvement projects)

Programs & Projects