The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), along with Health Careers Futures (HCF), are the operating arms of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF). Together we develop and manage programs, research, training and grantmaking to perfect patient care. JHF is also the fiscal agent for state HIV/AIDS funding in Pennsylvania. We are funded by public and private sources, and the JHF endowment.
We act as a neutral voice focused on Perfecting Patient CareSM 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 vulnerable populations, including:
- seniors (Caregiver Champions)
- the poor (Safety Net Medical Home Initiative)
- the chronically ill (Accountable Care Network)
- those who are approaching end of life (Closure)
- persons living with behavioral health problems (Partners in Integrated Care), and persons living with HIV/AIDS.
For the healthcare worker, it means that care is:
- informed and supported (Regional Extension and Assistance Center for HIT — REACH)
- incentivized (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation payment reform grant; the Fine Awards)
- prepared by training and coaching (Perfecting Patient CareSM, Tomorrow’s HealthCareTM, PPC University, Fellowships and Champions Programs)
For organizations and systems, this focus includes:
- training, coaching and leadership development (Perfecting Patient CareSM)
- comprehensive improvement and education tools (Tomorrow’s HealthCareTM)
- transformations and new models of care (Patient Centered Medical Homes, Accountable Care Networks, Primary Care Resource Centers)
- payment reform (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation payment reform grant and the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform)
A more thorough review of JHF, PRHI, and HCF programs is available through our magazine ROOTS, our newsletter Branches, the online Executive Summary, and our Teachable Moments presenting brief online videos of successful improvement projects.