Tessa Jonson

Tessa Jonson

President’s Update: Observing Health Literacy Month: Health Literacy IS Health Equity

President’s Update: Observing Health Literacy Month: Health Literacy IS Health Equity

Imagine being pregnant and going into labor. You rush to the hospital where you are excitedly awaiting the birth of the child. You speak very little English, but know that the doctors and support staff will take good care of you. You are getting deeper into the final stages of labor, are in pain, and […]

HCIF Facilitates Cross-Sector Collaboration Through Cities Changing Diabetes – Philadelphia

HCIF Facilitates Cross-Sector Collaboration Through Cities Changing Diabetes – Philadelphia

Cities Changing Diabetes – Philadelphia (CCD) is an HCIF-led project that integrates community-driven and place-based approaches across multiple sectors to address obesity, diabetes, and their social drivers in the city’s historically vulnerable and underserved communities. Funded by Novo Nordisk, CCD – Philadelphia promotes chronic disease awareness and addresses key social drivers of health through partnerships […]

HCIF Hosts Gun Violence Prevention Workshop

HCIF Hosts Gun Violence Prevention Workshop

On June 22, 2023, the Health Care Improvement Foundation’s (HCIF) Partnership for Patient Care (PPC) hosted an in-person Safety Forum workshop, “Gun Violence Prevention in the Hospital Setting”. PPC Safety Forums bring together health professionals to collaborate and share knowledge on enhancing safety in healthcare environments. Past forums have covered diverse topics, such as workplace […]

Nature Inspires a Day of Team Building and Creative Energy – HCIF’s Staff Retreat

Nature Inspires a Day of Team Building and Creative Energy – HCIF’s Staff Retreat

In the middle of Philadelphia sits an oasis of nature and beauty, rivaling some of the more exotic and scenic national parks in the United States. HCIF had the unique opportunity to spend the day at the Discovery Center for our staff retreat in July.  In addition to being able to utilize a beautiful public […]

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Shannon Davila, MSN, RN, CPPS, CPHQ, CIC, FAPIC

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Shannon Davila, MSN, RN, CPPS, CPHQ, CIC, FAPIC

The Health Care Improvement Foundation’s (HCIF) Partner Profiles highlight the efforts of valued and innovative health leaders. Our partners’ work supports HCIF’s vision of healthier communities through equitable, accessible, and quality health care. We are pleased to feature Shannon Davila of ECRI to share more about her reflections on patient safety and quality improvement. Shannon […]

Staff Profile: A Conversation with Lauren Eckel, MPH

Staff Profile: A Conversation with Lauren Eckel, MPH

Lauren Eckel joined HCIF in September 2022 as Project Coordinator for the Population Health team. Lauren provides support to multiple project teams in the management of community and population health projects. Prior to joining HCIF, Lauren worked as a Research Assistant for Pennsylvania State University on the FFC-AC-EIT research study, which strives to optimize function […]

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Phil Landis, DNP, RN, CEN, NPD-BC

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Phil Landis, DNP, RN, CEN, NPD-BC

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is featuring our partners on our website and in our monthly newsletter. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight your work and contributions to improving the health of people in Philadelphia and beyond. We hope these profiles will give our readers a better understanding of the breadth […]

Showcasing HCIF’s and Our Collaborative Partners’ Work at the 2023 Accelerating Health Equity Conference

Showcasing HCIF’s and Our Collaborative Partners’ Work at the 2023 Accelerating Health Equity Conference

From May 16-18, the American Hospital Association (AHA) hosted their Accelerating Health Equity Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over 900 professionals gathered in Minneapolis to discuss innovative and strategic ways to accelerate health equity and improve community health.  I, along with my colleague, Liz Owens, had the privilege of traveling to the conference to present on […]

Staff Profile: A Conversation with April Reilly, MSW

Staff Profile: A Conversation with April Reilly, MSW

April Reilly joined HCIF in 2022, celebrating her 1-year anniversary with HCIF this month. April is a Director within the Clinical Improvement Team, primarily supporting the Pennsylvania – New Jersey Surgical Opioid Stewardship (PENNJ-SOS) and Health Equity Data Strategy (HEDS) Collaborative. A social worker by background, April has experience working in clinical and administrative settings. […]

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