Bringing safety into senior residences
ABOUT THE 2021 PATIENT SAFETY FELLOWSHIP
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s 2021 Patient Safety Fellowship will offer a unique curriculum to explore the challenges and opportunities facing senior residential living and senior care. After the disruption of COVID-19, options for seniors must embrace creative solutions that help individuals age well and safely in a range of settings. Fellows, working across disciplines -- including health care, public policy, public health, tech, architecture, and beyond -- will explore existing and conceptional models for transforming our community and healthcare systems that maximize quality of life for seniors and families. New models of care need to be wired for safety, built for continuous improvement, and efficient for providers, seniors, and families.
Within teams, fellows will identify core elements to design a new model that enhances current systems to maximize safety and quality. For the finale, fellows will pitch how the adoption and implementation of their creative model will address some of the challenges of our current senior care and residential living systems.
As a Fellow, you will:
- Gain an understanding of various models in senior care and residential living to formulate solutions to address the current gaps and challenges.
- Develop skills in quality improvement and implementation science within a multi-disciplinary cohort.
- Strengthen your resume with a Fellowship certificate highlighting your new skills in systems thinking and healthcare safety.
Dates & Times*
Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM
June: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July: 13, 20, 27
During week of July 5-9 there will be a virtual site visit
Virtual via Zoom
*Dates and start times are final, but sessions may be moved to in-person at the QIT Center at our downtown Pittsburgh office if the safety and health of all participants can be ensured.
Who Should Apply
Graduate students, nursing students, and young professionals from diverse disciplines who are interested in senior residential living, senior care, safety, healthcare policy, quality improvement, and public health. For this summer's fellowship, applicants within architecture, design, business, law, and technology are also encouraged to apply. Standout undergraduate students in health professions are also welcome to apply.
Two virtual open houses are available for candidates interested in learning more about the Fellowship. These will be held on Thursday, April 8th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm and on Tuesday, April 27th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.
Please complete the online application, which requests a personal statement, resume, and letter of reference.
Applications are due by Sunday, May 9, 2021.
For more information or to be added to the prospective fellows mailing list, please contact Steven Guo, firstname.lastname@example.org.