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  • Previous Projects & Programs | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    a measles outbreak JHF the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh and United Way undertook Operation KidShot in 1992 a project to immunize children in southwestern Pennsylvania against preventable childhood diseases and to link families to sources of health care Nearly 6 000 children were immunized as a result of Operation KidShot which also helped pass a state law that requires all health insurers to cover childhood immunizations In 1992 the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Connaught Laboratories Inc honored JHF with the Immunization Award for Operation KidShot Perfecting Chronic Care The UPMC St Margaret Lawrenceville Family Health Center has restructured the way it cares for patients with diabetes and depression The Center s current care program offers a community based demonstration of Perfecting Patient Care principles Redesigned specifically according to the needs of patients the chronic care program works to improve clinical outcomes improve the efficiency of care and increase worker satisfaction Pittsburgh Elderhostel Based on a larger national program of the same name Elderhostel gives seniors opportunities for learning social and cultural engagement and community involvement A network of community organizations including the Jewish Healthcare Foundation ensures the success of this program by adapting current cultural social and civic institutions to suit the needs and perspectives of active seniors Pittsburgh Health Collaborative The goal of this initiative is create to a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers FQHC in the Pittsburgh region that will work together to participate in the Bureau of Primary Care Health Collaborative on Chronic Disease This regional collaborative uses education information sharing and a community based grass roots approach to redesigning and constantly working to improve care The Jewish Healthcare Foundation provided a start up grant for planning and structural phases of the project in the hope that it will develop an evidence based model of care whose success can be demonstrated and replicated on a national level The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry is the only Food Bank Program in Western Pennsylvania that provides a full array of kosher foods It began as a response to the needs of the poor and hungry as identified by the Healthy Jewish Community Project and several follow up studies In addition to distributing food to immigrants the elderly and the working poor the small staff and a large number of dedicated volunteers also provide social support services for families in need Learn more at http www sqfoodpantry org Working Hearts The need was great One out of three women in the United States was affected by heart disease Yet when asked about their greatest health risks heart disease was not at the top of the list for most women Unwilling to accept this statistic the Jewish Healthcare Foundation provided seed funding to launch Working Hearts running from 2002 2007 Working Hearts grew quickly to become a coalition of more than 70 community organizations dedicated to the credo Strong Women Strong Hearts The plan was to get women to know their

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  • Publications & Videos | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    Distribution Committee to prepare a series of six monographs comparing the Israel and U S healthcare systems along key dimensions Monograph 1 Healthcare U S and Israel An Organized Disaster How Simulation and Practice Led to Safely Transporting 152 Acute and Critically Ill Children Across an Urban Landscape 2011 Teachable Moments When it was time to move the entire hospital to a new facility the staff at Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC did so without incident Off of Mechanical Ventilation and Out of the ICU 2011 Teachable Moments A nurse driven project at UPMC Shadyside resulted in an expedited method to wean patients from a ventilator Patient Quality Outreach for Chronic Disease Patients 2011 Teachable Moments A team from UPMC Physician Services developed an efficient and cost effective method to contact patients with chronic diseases Reducing Risk with Inter Hospital Transport 2011 Teachable Moments A team from UPMC Presbyterian standardized the procedure for inter hospital transport with their Ticket To Ride program Standardization of Anticoagulation Processes 2011 Teachable Moments Learn how a team from St Clair Hospital standardized the anticoagulation process Venous Thromboembolism Prevention 2011 Teachable Moments Learn how a team from UPMC s Presbyterian and Shadyside campuses implemented a Venous Thromboembolism VTE prevention program Zero Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Infections 2011 Teachable Moments With a goal of eliminating ventilator associated pneumonia infections in the ICU learn how a multidisciplinary team at Jefferson Regional Medical Center reached their goal and sustained it Perfecting Care and Work in Skilled Nursing November 2010 Branches Policy Briefs from July 2010 Foundations and Healthcare Reform Conference at Brandeis University August 2010 Research Papers Links to the Briefs can be found in the PDF scroll to July 27 28 2010 PRHI Readmission Brief Patterns of Hospitalizations Among HIV Positive Patients in Southwestern PA July 2010 Research Papers PRHI Readmission Brief Overview of Six Chronic Conditions June 2010 Research Papers Door 2 Balloon Program 2010 Teachable Moments With the goal of reducing door to balloon times learn how a team from Allegheny General Hospital took the process to just under 70 minutes EHR Implementation 2010 Teachable Moments This Teachable Moment describes EHR Implementation through the experiences of one local practice Improving Patient Flow in the Emergency Department 2010 Teachable Moments With the goal of reducing door to room door to physician times and patient elopements learn how a team from St Clair Hospital tackled these issues MRSA Prevention Program 2010 Teachable Moments With the goal of reducing the incidence of hospital acquired MRSA learn how a team from the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System developed a process that was taken nationally Reducing 30 Day COPD Readmissions 2010 Teachable Moments With the goal of reducing readmissions of patients with COPD learn how a team from UPMC St Margaret redesigned the way they delivered care Reducing Ventilator Associated Pneumonia 2010 Teachable Moments With standardization and a focus on head of bed elevation learn how a team from Allegheny General Hospital reduced the incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia Reducing

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  • Publications & Videos | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    Department 9 End of Life 20 HIV AIDS 23 Infection Control 14 Israel 16 Labor Induction 1 Long Term Care 22 Observation Status 3 Patient Centered Medical Home 20 Payment Reform 19 Process Standardization 54 Public Health 24 Readmissions Reduction 40 Ventilator Associated Pneumonia 3 JHF ORG Publications Videos Annual Reports Annual Reports WINDOW Best Stories of 2015 January 2016 Annual Reports The WINDOW on 2014 January 2015 Annual Reports

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  • Publications & Videos | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    JHF ORG Publications Videos Branches Branches A Moment in Time How Western Pennsylvania Connected Thousands to Affordable Qualified Health Insurance Options July 2014 Branches Cross National Learning November 2013 Branches The ongoing Israel Quality Partnership Perfecting Care and Work in Skilled Nursing November 2010 Branches Recognizing Healthcare Team Excellence at the Front Line June 2009 Branches 2008 Top 10 Fine Award Finalists Changing Our Expectations of Care at the End of Life November 2008 Branches JHF s Love Affair with Community Health Centers September 2008 Branches Nurse Navigators Guides to Quality December 2007 Branches Health Careers Futures Meeting the Needs of Workers and Employers November 2007 Branches Perfecting Patient Care Reaches Community Based Organizations August 2006 Branches Nurse Led Discovery Saving Steps Saving Patients August 2005 Branches Raising an Army Recruiting Graduate Students to Advance Patient Safety January 2005 Branches Getting to Zero Winning the War on Infection June 2004 Branches Perfecting Primary Care December 2003 Branches The Region s Health Workforce Aligning Supply and Demand August 2003 Branches A Vision for Health Reform The Role of the Department of Health February 2003 Branches Elderhostel Pittsburgh Challenging the Assumptions November 2002 Branches Working Hearts Strong Women Strong Hearts May 2002

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  • Publications & Videos | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    14 Israel 16 Labor Induction 1 Long Term Care 22 Observation Status 3 Patient Centered Medical Home 20 Payment Reform 19 Process Standardization 54 Public Health 24 Readmissions Reduction 40 Ventilator Associated Pneumonia 3 JHF ORG Publications Videos ROOTS ROOTS Meeting the Challenge Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care April 2016 ROOTS Celebrating 25 Years of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation November 2015 ROOTS Longer Lives Better Health Helping Seniors Preserve their Physical Mental and Social Well Being July 2015 ROOTS THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS 1981 2014 A PITTSBURGH STORY July 2014 ROOTS Putting the Prime in Primary Care May 2013 ROOTS Transforming Medical Education Preparing Physicians to Lead Reform February 2013 ROOTS Answering the Call EMS Applies PPC to Prehospital Care September 2012 ROOTS Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives 2nd Edition February 2012 ROOTS Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives Essential Elements for Successful Healthcare Reform February 2011 ROOTS Pharmacy Champions For Change Wrong Medication Bad Chemistry September 2009 ROOTS Transforming Education Systems For The 21st Century Learner March 2009 ROOTS A report from the national High Schools Careers Summit held in Pittsburgh The Healthcare Quality Revolution May 2008 ROOTS Celebrating 10 Years of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Incentives For Excellence Rebuilding

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  • Publications & Videos | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    Status 3 Patient Centered Medical Home 20 Payment Reform 19 Process Standardization 54 Public Health 24 Readmissions Reduction 40 Ventilator Associated Pneumonia 3 JHF ORG Publications Videos Research Papers Research Papers JHF and NEHI framing paper on Community Health Workers Getting the Job Done in Healthcare Delivery May 2015 Research Papers PRHI Readmissions Brief Using Hospital Admission and Readmission Patterns to Improve Outreach to Persons Living with HIV AIDS in Pennsylvania March 2014 Research Papers 20th Princeton Conference May 2013 Research Papers The 20th Princeton Conference The U S Health Care System in Transition focused on how states are addressing health reform while facing huge economic challenges This brief presents the major findings from each session Executive Summary PPC Goes International The Israel Healthcare Quality Partnership February 2013 Research Papers PRHI Readmission Brief Patterns of Hospitalizations Among HIV Positive Patients in Southwestern PA updated April 2012 Research Papers PRHI Readmission Brief Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease December 2011 Research Papers Policy Briefs from July 2010 Foundations and Healthcare Reform Conference at Brandeis University August 2010 Research Papers Links to the Briefs can be found in the PDF scroll to July 27 28 2010 PRHI Readmission Brief Patterns of Hospitalizations Among HIV

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  • Publications & Videos | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    successfully reduced it Sustain the Gain with COPD Readmission Reduction 2012 Teachable Moments A team from UPMC St Margaret is continuning to refine their improvement process for reducing COPD readmissions An Organized Disaster How Simulation and Practice Led to Safely Transporting 152 Acute and Critically Ill Children Across an Urban Landscape 2011 Teachable Moments When it was time to move the entire hospital to a new facility the staff at Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC did so without incident Off of Mechanical Ventilation and Out of the ICU 2011 Teachable Moments A nurse driven project at UPMC Shadyside resulted in an expedited method to wean patients from a ventilator Patient Quality Outreach for Chronic Disease Patients 2011 Teachable Moments A team from UPMC Physician Services developed an efficient and cost effective method to contact patients with chronic diseases Reducing Risk with Inter Hospital Transport 2011 Teachable Moments A team from UPMC Presbyterian standardized the procedure for inter hospital transport with their Ticket To Ride program Standardization of Anticoagulation Processes 2011 Teachable Moments Learn how a team from St Clair Hospital standardized the anticoagulation process Venous Thromboembolism Prevention 2011 Teachable Moments Learn how a team from UPMC s Presbyterian and Shadyside campuses implemented a Venous Thromboembolism VTE prevention program Zero Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Infections 2011 Teachable Moments With a goal of eliminating ventilator associated pneumonia infections in the ICU learn how a multidisciplinary team at Jefferson Regional Medical Center reached their goal and sustained it Door 2 Balloon Program 2010 Teachable Moments With the goal of reducing door to balloon times learn how a team from Allegheny General Hospital took the process to just under 70 minutes EHR Implementation 2010 Teachable Moments This Teachable Moment describes EHR Implementation through the experiences of one local practice Improving Patient Flow in

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  • Publications & Videos | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    Associated Pneumonia 3 JHF ORG Publications Videos Monographs Monographs A Series of Six Monographs Comparing the Israel and U S Healthcare Systems 6 of 6 January 2011 Monographs Monograph 6 Workforce and Medical Education A Series of Six Monographs Comparing the Israel and U S Healthcare Systems 5 of 6 January 2011 Monographs Monograph 5 How Health Plans Manage Care Provided A Series of Six Monographs Comparing the Israel and U S Healthcare Systems 4 of 6 January 2011 Monographs Monograph 4 Primary Care A Series of Six Monographs Comparing the Israel and U S Healthcare Systems 3 of 6 January 2011 Monographs Monograph 3 Role of Government A Series of Six Monographs Comparing the Israel and U S Healthcare Systems 2 of 6 January 2011 Monographs Monograph 2 Israel Health Care U S Audiences A Series Six of Monographs Comparing the Israel and U S Healthcare Systems 1 of 6 January 2011 Monographs In our ongoing effort to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care the Jewish Healthcare Foundation JHF engaged international health policy experts to explore alternative methods of delivery and payment As part of this work JHF asked the Smokler Center for Health Policy Research at

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