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Staff Profile: A Conversation with Susan Cosgrove, MPA, CPHQ

October 28, 2022

  In honor of National Healthcare Quality Week, this month’s staff profile highlights HCIF’s Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Susan Cosgrove. Susan has been a member of HCIF’s population health team since joining the organization almost 10 years ago. As Senior Director of Community Impact, she leads our population health team and oversee a […]

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Partner Profile: A Conversation with Dr. Danielle Cullen, MD, MPH, MSHP

October 27, 2022

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.     As HCIF continues to tackle trauma-informed care and food insecurity as part of its COACH programming, we are pleased to […]

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Mental Health, Access to Health Care and Food, and Community Violence Among Top Health Problems for Southeastern Pennsylvania

October 17, 2022

Nine health systems and 37 hospitals across five counties worked to identify recurring causesof poor health and focus resources to support change PHILADELPHIA – October 18, 2022 – Mental health conditions, racism and discrimination in health care settings, and community violence are among the 12 health priorities identified in the 2022 Southeastern Pennsylvania Community Health […]

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Whitehead Internship Reflection

September 27, 2022

This summer, I was able to join the Health Care Improvement Foundation for 8 weeks as an intern through the Whitehead Internship program. As someone who comes from a life sciences and engineering background, I want to work in a field where I can utilize the analytical and problem-solving skills I have developed, while also […]

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President’s Update: September 2022

September 26, 2022

Summer Should Get a Speeding Ticket I read this quote recently somewhere and it really resonated – merely a few days into the fall, the blur of summer feels like a distant memory. It used to be that summer was a time of catch up and slow-down in professional life – fewer events, fewer meetings, […]

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HCIF is Seeking a Senior Project Manager

August 19, 2022

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is seeking a full-time Senior Project Manager. This position provides advanced project management support in the design, delivery, and evaluation of programs within HCIF’s community and population health portfolio. The role entails strong capacity for teamwork, the ability to carry out advanced project management tasks independently, a high degree […]

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Partnership for Patient Care 2022 Leadership Summit

August 17, 2022

Please join us for the Health Care Improvement Foundation’s Partnership for Patient Care (PPC) 2022 Leadership Summit. This hybrid event brings healthcare leaders together to address the most pressing healthcare challenges and to hear about the innovative work organizations across the region are doing to advance quality and patient safety. Achieving Health Equity through Community Engagement Date […]

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Board Profile: A Conversation with Natalie Levkovich

July 28, 2022

For this month’s Board Profile, HCIF was thrilled to interview Natalie Levkovich, CEO of the Health Federation of Philadelphia. Natalie joined the Health Federation in 1984 and has been the Chief Executive since 1987. She also sits on HCIF’s Board of Directors as Vice Chair and leads HCIF’s Strategic Implementation Planning Committee. Her remarkable career […]

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Susan Choi Says Farewell to HCIF

July 27, 2022

At the end of June, HCIF said farewell to our Senior Director of Population Health, Susan Choi. Susan joined HCIF almost ten years ago, when the organization was less than half of its current size. With dedication, perseverance, and compassion, Susan shepherded the growth of HCIF’s Population Health portfolio and team, establishing our base of […]

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President’s Update: June 2022

June 29, 2022

As the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Summit kicked off earlier this month, we were introduced to A.L, a 39 year-old individual who was an intravenous drug user living on the streets. A.L. had a serious infection and required a hospital stay, but for an individual living with addiction, it was challenging for staff to understand his […]

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Welcome HCIF’s Summer Healthcare Quality Improvement Intern, Claude Wang!

June 29, 2022

Claude Wang, a rising senior at Haverford College and a Master’s student at UPenn, has joined HCIF’s Clinical Improvement team to serve as the Healthcare Quality Improvement Intern through the Whitehead Internship Program over the summer. Claude is a Chemistry major and Japanese minor, and at the same time they are also pursuing a Master’s […]

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HCIF is Seeking a Project Manager

June 13, 2022

June 13, 2022 The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is seeking a full-time Project Manager to support HCIF clinical and quality improvement programs under the supervision of the Vice President of Clinical Improvement and in collaboration with HCIF’s clinical advisors, partners and other stakeholders. Candidates for consideration must have a Master’s degree (or Master’s candidate) in a health-related […]

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HCIF is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator.

June 7, 2022

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator. This position provides support to multiple project teams in the management of community and population health projects and associated activities. Candidates will be evaluated holistically based on a combination of formal education, professional background, and personal experience. Preferred experiences include a Bachelor’s degree, […]

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President’s Update: May 2022

May 25, 2022

We Need to Talk About Mental Health Wendy Nickel May 24, 2022 My heart is heavy today as news trickles in about the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, which so far, has claimed the lives of 19 innocent children and 2 adults. The dinner table was quiet tonight, as I thought about what […]

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Board Profile: A Conversation with Dr. Patricia Sullivan, PhD, RN

May 24, 2022
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Partner Profile: A Conversation with Shonalie Roberts, MHA, ARM, LSSGB

May 24, 2022

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. As HCIF concludes year one of our Health Equity Data Strategy (HEDS) collaborative, we are pleased to feature Shonalie Roberts, MHA, ARM, […]

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HCIF Recognized as a Healthy People 2030 Champion for Supporting the Initiative’s Vision

May 23, 2022

(Philadelphia, PA) — HCIF is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Healthy People 2030 Champion. As a Healthy People 2030 Champion, HCIF has demonstrated a commitment to helping achieve the Healthy People 2030 vision of […]

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Join our Virtual Health Literacy Summit 2022!

May 6, 2022

Managing one’s health can be challenging, confusing, and frustrating. As health and public health professionals, we know that an individual’s decisions are better made when they are informed and aware of their options. Improved communication gives an individual the ability to evaluate, communicate, and utilize health information to make informed decisions about maintaining or improving […]

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HCIF is Seeking a Project Manager

May 4, 2022

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is seeking a full-time Project Manager to support HCIF clinical and quality improvement programs under the supervision of the Vice President of Clinical Improvement and in collaboration with HCIF’s clinical advisors, partners and other stakeholders. Candidates for consideration must have a Master’s degree (or Master’s candidate) in a health-related […]

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Where Are They Now? A Conversation with Past HCIF Intern Carmen Rosa Rodriguez

April 28, 2022
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