Center for Health Information Activation (CHIA)
CHIA is an initiative sponsored jointly by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative. CHIA will provide communication tools and skill building – for providers, consumers and families—as well as guidance on finding and assessing health information, creative health apps, online communities, and other tools and services. Moreover, in partnership with Medicare and local insurers, CHIA will also release data that will help consumers in western Pennsylvania choose high quality/low cost healthcare providers.
CHIA will be offering programs and services specifically through CHIA, but also advancing its mission through multiple existing Foundation initiatives, such as the Jonas Salk and QI2T Health Innovators Fellowships, which will focus this year on new patient/provider relationships. JHF recently underwrote the creation of The Empowered Patient, a WQED special focusing on the need for medical education transformation to accommodate the informed consumer as a true partner with his/her physician. And JHF partnered with the Kauffman Foundation last week here in Pittsburgh in sponsoring “Building Bridges: Beyond Patient Engagement,” one of six Kauffman Energizing Health events across the country, designed to highlight digital health entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) is one of the nation’s first regional collaboratives of medical, business and civic leaders organized to address healthcare safety and quality improvements.
Since its founding in 1997, PRHI has approached quality improvement as both a social and a business imperative. Its core mission is to show that an unwavering focus on meeting patient needs, and on achieving optimal care outcomes, along with simultaneous dedication to efficiency and zero defects, will create maximum value for the patient and for society.
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is a grantmaking foundation with two operating arms: the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) and Health Careers Futures (HCF).
Through our research, education and training, grantmaking, program management, and project execution, we work to move our region and nation to patient care that is as perfect as possible in decision making, execution, and outcome.