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As Open Enrollment Begins, New Challenges for Individual Market


Preliminary analysis indicates how New York would be affected by recent Trump administration actions on the Affordable Care Act, particularly the halt in cost-sharing reduction payments owed to health plans.

Health Policy and Financing Leader Elected to UHF Board


Robert S. Galvin, MD, chief executive officer of Equity Healthcare, brings to UHF “a wealth of knowledge of health care in business, practice, and nonprofits.” 

Growth Slows for Patient-Centered Medical Homes in New York


The high-performing, cost-saving model known as the patient-centered medical home still holds promise, though solutions must be developed for how best to measure success and reward practices adopting it. A new report charts the model’s continued adoption and gives explanatory context.

Gala Honors Leadership to Improve Health and Health Care


UHF paid tribute at its annual gala to leaders in philanthropy, banking, and health care—James H. Simons, PhD, Priscilla Almodovar, Robert Gore, MD, and James R. Tallon, Jr.—in recognition of their important contributions to improving health and health care.

CHP Funding at Risk Even as Enrollment Grows


The possible end to federal funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program takes on new gravity with enrollment in New York’s Child Health Plus increasing in every county over the past year.

Board Member Named Nursing Academy President-Elect


Nationally recognized nursing leader and UHF board member Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, has become president-elect of the American Academy of Nursing.

A Message from UHF’s New President


Tony Shih, MD, MPH, introduces himself and looks to the future—both challenges and strategies—for health care and UHF.

New York Medicaid Director Announces Initiative for Young Children at UHF Conference


State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson announced the “First 1000 Days on Medicaid Initiative” at United Hospital Fund’s annual Medicaid conference on July 20. The Initiative aims to improve access to health and social services for children during their first three years.

Nonprofit and Nursing Leaders Elected to UHF Board


Jennifer L. Howse, PhD, and Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, have been elected to the UHF board of directors, bringing additional philanthropic, research and practice, and health policy expertise to the organization’s leadership group.

New Journal Article Describes Successes of Clinical Quality Fellowship Program


The Greater New York Hospital Association and United Hospital Fund launched the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP) in 2009 to develop quality improvement leaders in the New York region. A new article published in the American Journal of Medical Quality on July 14, 2017, describes the CQFP’s structure and curriculum, program participants’ perceived value, improvement projects, and the career paths of 87 participants. 

Report Finds Significant Increase in Prescription Drug Spending for Insurers in New York State


Prescription drug spending increased in the double digits on average in recent years across New York State for health plans participating in Medicaid Managed Care and in the commercial small group markets, according to a new UHF report.

Learning Collaborative: How Do We Prioritize Patients’ Goals?


The second meeting of participants in a learning collaborative that is part of the Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care–New York (PROPC–NY) initiative, a project of of UHF's Quality Institute, took place at the Fund  on June 20. Some 30 participants discussed how to ensure that patients are not only healthy but satisfied with their treatment.

Health Affairs Article Highlights UHF’s Partnerships in Early Childhood Development Initiative


An article in the journal Health AffairsInterest In Early Childhood Health Leads To Three Funders Working Together, describes the Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative, a collaboration by United Hospital Fund (UHF), the Altman Foundation, and The New York Community Trust (The Trust) to support efforts by eleven New York City hospitals to screen young children for social determinants of health and connect them with the appropriate services.


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