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.
Launched in 2017, the Health Activist Network is an in-person and online hub for health professionals from across the continuum to create the health system they want to work in by accelerating policy and care delivery improvements. The network, which started with participants in the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Fellowship, internship, and Champions programs, has since grown to include a broad swathe of Pittsburgh’s healthcare community as well as national policy and advocacy leaders.
The Health Activist Network has three main areas of focus: strengthening the adolescent behavioral health safety net, reducing maternal mortality and perinatal failures, and addressing health care’s escalating costs through new payment and delivery models that reduce waste and improve patient outcomes. The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative manages the Health Activist Network, with funding from the DSF Charitable Foundation and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. For more information, visit healthactivistnetwork.org.
Launched in 2016, the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) forms networks of advocates and experts in women’s health and wellness to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes, equity, and leadership. WHAMglobal is on a mission to identify the root causes of maternal mortality and better understand how to support and care for moms and families through the entirety of their care. WHAMglobal is supported by the Heinz Family Foundation and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. For more information, visit whamglobal.org