2011

Rehabilitative Service Insurance Coverage Survey

The ITEM coalition is collecting information on typical coverage of rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices by employer-sponsored health insurance plans. They are particularly interested in things like physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc. and devices (durable medical equipment) and things like orthotics, prosthetics, or other assistive devices. If … Read More >

Posted | 0 Comments | Categories: FISA News

Breaking Down Barriers: Prevalence of Disabilities Grows Worldwide

By Tina Calabro Published in the Post Gazette Monday, September 12, 2011 It doesn’t take much to imagine that people with disabilities in poor countries are worse off than their counterparts in wealthier ones. Or that better-off nations still have a long way to go in addressing unmet needs and … Read More >

Posted | 0 Comments | Categories: FISA News

Survey for Parents of Children with Disabilities

The Pennsylvania Health Law Project is asking parents of children with disabilites to take an online survey relating to their out-of-pocket health care expenditures. This information with be summarized and presented to DPW. Please consider completing the survey – www.surveymonkey.com/s/S7JLQ88

Posted | 0 Comments | Categories: FISA News

Tickets on Sale: GIMP Performance on October 15, 2011

dancers from GIMP, a Heidi Latsky dance productionFISA Foundation, in celebration of its 100th anniversary, presents GIMP, a Heidi Latsky Dance Production, in collaboration with Pittsburgh Dance Council (a division of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust) and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. Saturday, October 15, 2011 8:00pm. August Wilson … Read More >

Posted | 0 Comments | Categories: FISA News

FISA Foundation has elected new board members and officers!

FISA Foundation is excited to welcome Kulsum Davidson, Carol Neyland and Tamiko Stanley to our board of Directors. In addition, Chaton Turner was elected as Vice President and Jane Burger as Treasurer. KULSUM DAVIDSON is recently retired from Wesley Spectrum Services, where she worked with children, youth, and families for … Read More >

Posted | 0 Comments | Categories: FISA News

FISA Foundation Announces New Strategic Priorities

Over the last year, FISA Foundation’s board has invested significant time in reflecting on what we have learned from our grantees and understanding current needs and opportunities in the community. Our mission remains unchanged: to build a culture of respect and improve the quality of life for women, girls, and … Read More >

Posted | 0 Comments | Categories: FISA News

Ripple Effects: Access to Health Care for Women with Disabilities Across Pennsylvania

For ten years FISA Foundation has been investing in Access to Health Care for women with disabilities. In March, ACHIEVA (a current grantee) convened a statewide stakeholder group in Hershey to encourage discussion about improving the system. lancasteronline.com/article/local/407730_Treating-women-who-have-disabilities.html

Posted | 0 Comments | Categories: FISA News

Batterers Intervention Programs: What Works?

FISA Foundation has always recognized sexual assault and domestic violence as serious health issues that disproportionally affect women, girls and people with disabilities. Over the past fifteen years, we have awarded many grants to provide assistance to victims, to provide education and risk-reduction programming, and to challenge community attitudes about … Read More >

Posted | 0 Comments | Categories: FISA News

Women and Girls Foundation Now Accepting Applications for GirlGov

GirlGov is a one-day legislative shadowing program for girls in 8th to 12th grade. This year’s GirlGov will take place in late September or early October 2011. Deadline for applications is July 15, 2011 Visit the Women and Girls Foundation website at www.wgfpa.org for more information.

Posted | 0 Comments | Categories: FISA News

A Century of Helping

Joyce Gannon Pittsburgh Post Gazette May 19, 2011 It’s not an issue most businesses address regularly, but domestic or partner violence can take a quiet, yet dramatic toll on the workplace. Employees who are victims battle stress, preoccupation and absenteeism that prevents them from doing their jobs and in turn … Read More >

Posted | 0 Comments | Categories: FISA News