HEALTH ACTIVISTS

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) have created avenues for you to connect with people like you who are passionate about changing health care.

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The goal of the Health Activist Network is to connect like-minded health professionals, across systems and states, who are committed to advancing health reform, patient safety, and quality. This Network will knit together "action groups" leveraging an online knowledge management platform - Tomorrow's HealthCareTM - to facilitate communication, engagement, collaboration, learning, and concerted action among its members. To learn more and become a member, click here. PRHI manages the Health Activist Network with funding from the DSF Charitable Foundation and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.

 

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WHAMGlobal believes that women must be vocal about flaws in our healthcare system, and use their individual and collective voice for reform. It is creating a force of women activists, unbounded by geography, who can bring to the table new perspectives, consensus-building, and mentoring skills. To learn more and join the movement, click here. WHAMGlobal is powered by Tomorrow's HealthCareTM and is a joint venture of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Heinz Family Foundation, and Women of Impact.


WHAMGlobal Pittsburgh, the first chapter launched, will hold their Big Idea Challenge on June 26. One western Pennsylvania nonprofit will win $10,000 and the backing of the WHAMGlobal network of women for the next big idea that would activate the community to improve women's health around any of the of the following topics: 

- Mental Health or Substance Misuse
- Patient & Consumer Activation (safety, quality, access, equity)
- Social & Environmental Determinants of Health
- Violence
- Women's Health Issues