2014

Healthcare Transition: Pediatrics to Adult Medical Systems

Currently in the United States, there are approximately 10.2 million people with special healthcare needs (SHCN) under 19 years of age. Each year, 750,000 adolescents with SHNC cross into adulthood. Healthcare transition – the process of moving from pediatric medicine to adult-oriented medicine – is a necessary process for these … Read More >

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Possibility unbound: 25 years of progress for those with disability

Next year we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This piece of civil rights legislation has been a cornerstone for progress in removing barriers. This article provides a nice perspective on what has been gained during the previous decades. Possibility unbound: 25 … Read More >

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Program Educates Athletes About Sexual Assault

FISA Foundation has been promoting this program.  Pittsburgh Action Against Rape currently has funding from FISA to support the implementation. Read the Coaching Boys Into Men article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette here.

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Take the Father’s Day Pledge To End Gender Violence

Domestic and Sexual Violence are issues that affect all of us – directly or through people we know.  This year, celebrate Father’s Day with something more than a cookout — celebrate by taking a stand. Ensure that your children will think of and remember you as standing up for what … Read More >

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Remembering Maggie Kimmel

Obituary: Margaret Mary Kimmel / Former chairman of library science at Pitt May 12, 1938 – June 10, 2014 The Board and Staff of FISA Foundation will dearly miss Maggie Kimmel, who served as a board member since 2007, as Secretary of our Board and Co-Chair of the Grants committee. … Read More >

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Coaching Boys Into Men: Upcoming Training for Athletic Coaches to Prevent Gender Violence

Wednesday, May 28, 2014; 10am-2pm.  Lunch will be provided Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 No cost, but pre-registration is necessary. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KT53YWC by May 14, 2014 Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is an evidence-based comprehensive violence prevention curriculum.  It equips athletic coaches with strategies, scenarios, … Read More >

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‘Man Up’ on Domestic and Sexual Violence

On March 14, FISA Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and The Heinz Endowments co-sponsored “Man-Up: A Men’s Leadership Workshop on Gender Violence” with Jackson Katz.  Our goal was to start a new conversation in our region about why and how good men can be engaged in preventing other men’s violence against women and … Read More >

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