Awards Focused on Breakthroughs in Mental Health, Substance Use Treatment
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and The Fine Foundation announced winners for the 2017 Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care. The 2017 Fine Awards recognize and provide a financial award to teams of professionals in western Pennsylvania who provide innovative, quality improvement-centered treatment for mental health and substance use problems.
“JHF and The Fine Foundation recognized two behavioral health crises that could not be ignored—an explosion of opioid dependence, and emergencies that strain a beleaguered mental health system that lacks sufficient human and capital resources to meet the need, particularly among adolescents,” says JHF President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD. “We want to champion new care models that can quickly become the gold standard in addressing these crises, locally and nationally. The Fine Award winners will also help spread excellence and innovation across generations by coaching and mentoring JHF’s multidisciplinary Patient Safety Fellows.”
The 2017 Fine Award winners were selected by a panel of independent judges following a request for applications from teams in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. The winning teams were chosen based on their submitted project’s level of innovation, sustainability, and spread of best practices within and beyond their respective organizations. [Read more…]