The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved $728,000 in grants, including a new $500,000 grant to support programming, staff, and maternal and child health-focused pilot projects for its new women’s health-focused network (the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global) and a $160,000 grant renewal to support JHF’s fiscal and quality improvement work for HIV/AIDS service providers.
Women’s Health Activist Movement Global
Since its establishment in 1990, JHF has played an advocacy and community convening role to advance women’s health on a number of fronts, including by leading campaigns to detect and prevent breast cancer (The Breast Test), improve women’s heart health (Working Hearts®), and prevent cancer through HPV vaccination.
Building on this legacy, JHF launched the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal) in late 2016. WHAMglobal forms networks of advocates and experts in women’s health and wellness to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes, equity, and leadership. WHAMglobal aims to inspire regional, national, and international advocacy and action to advance women’s health, safety and quality, women’s position within the health workforce, and pay equity. WHAMGlobal is supported by JHF and the Heinz Family Foundation, and was co-founded by JHF President/CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, and Joanne Conroy, MD, President/CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. [Read more…]