UHF in the News
UHF's work and insights play an important role, locally and nationally, in shaping media stories on a range of critical health care topics. Following is a recent sampling:
- Crain's Health Pulse reports in its "Who's News" section that Suzanne Brundage, director of UHF's Children's Health Initiative, has been selected as UHF's Patricia S. Levinson fellow for the second year in a row. The fellowship was established last year through the support of the Robert A. and Patricia S. Levinson Award Fund at the New York Community Trust to advance UHF's work to improve health care for vulnerable populations (April 19, 2018)..
- The Crain's Health Pulse article "Human Services Council releases blueprint for integrating CBOs and health care providers," covers a new report from the Human Services Council of New York, Integrating Health and Human Services, and a a panel discussion about the report hosted by United Hospital Fund. UHF President Anthony Shih, MD is a member of the commission that prepared the report (April 18, 2018).
- Crain's Health Pulse reported that UHF received a $60,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the impact of the opioid epidemic on children and adolescents (April 12, 2018).
- The Reuters article Costs of 'informal' caregiving for heart disease to reach $128 billion by 2035 quotes Carol Levine, directior of UHF's Families and Health Care Project (April 10, 2018).
- The FierceHealthcare article Sharing Services: A Survival Tactic for Small Physician Practices discusses a JAMA Viewpoint article written by Gregory C. Burke, UHF's director of Innovation Strategies, with Dhruv Khullar, MD and Lawrence P. Casalino, MD of Weill Cornell Medical College (April 4, 2018).
- The Health Affairs blog Grantwatch reports that Robert Galvin, CEO of Equity Healthcare, was elected to UHF's Board of Directors (April, 2018).
- An article in Nephrology Nursing Journal, "Collaboration for Family Caregivers: Home Alone Progresses to the CARE Act," covers the 2012 UHF/AARP report Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care (February 1, 2018),
- The website Better Health Through Aging features a podcast interview with Carol Levine, director of UHF's Familes and Health Care Project, on Negotiating Family Caregiving Expectations after Hospitalization (March, 2018).
- The website Next Avenue published a commentary, Starting in April: New Medicare ID Cards, by Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project (March 6, 2018).
- Medical Home News interviewed Gregory Burke, director of Innovation Strategies, for its feature "Catching Up With...Gregory Burke" (February 2018).
- JAMA ran a Viewpoint, Can Small Physician Practices Survive? Sharing Services as a Path to Viability, authored by Dhruv Khullar, MD and Lawrence P. Casalino, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College, and Gregory C. Burke, UHF's director of Innovation Strategies (February 19, 2018).
- The U.S. News & World Report article Rating Doctors: What You Need to Know quotes Lynn Rogut, UHF director of Quality Measurement and Care Transformation, and cites the UHF Quality Institute report Empowering New Yorkers With Quality Measures That Matter to Them (February 15, 2018).
- The Health Affairs blog published Searching for Quality Medical Care, a commentary by Lynn Rogut, UHF director of Quality Measurement and Care Transformation (February 9, 2018).
- The editorial "Cuomo’s Smart Attack on the Flu — and MD’s Monopoly on Basic Care," in The New York Post references a UHF 2015 report on the number of health care clinics in pharmacies and other retailers (January 28, 2018).
- Politico's story Proposal to Cut Medicaid Payments to Some Insurers with Excessive Reserves Stirs Concern references a United Hospital Fund report on enrollment in private health insurance plans (January 23, 2018).
- The Albany Times-Union op-ed, Initiative to Invest in Children Key to State's Prosperity, is co-authored by UHF President Anthony Shih, MD and Suzanne Brundage, director of UHF's Children's Health Initiative (January 18, 2018).
- The Huffington Post article Why Many Physicians Still Won’t Partner with Family Caregivers quotes a 1999 article from Annals of Internal Medicine co-written iby Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project (January 9, 2018).
- STAT features a commentary authored by Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project, The Statistics Don’t Capture the Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Children (January 2, 2018).
- Crain's Health Pulse's lead article is an interview with UHF President Anthony Shih MD, New UHF President Sets Policy Agenda Amid D.C.'s Ever-Changing Health Care Landscape: Interview (December 18, 2017).
- JAMA Forum, on the News@JAMA website, quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project, in the article Supporting Family Caregivers, One State at a Time: The CARE Act (December 13, 2017).
- Crain's Health Pulse covers a new report by UHF's Quality Institute, Empowering New Yorkers With Quality Measures That Matter to Them and quotes Lynn Rogut, co-author of the report and director of quality measurement and care transformation for the Quality Institute, in the article "Useful Online Quality Data for Health Care Consumers is 'Severely Lacking,' UHF Report.".Politico also covered the report (December 13, 2017).
- The Albany Times-Union wrote about a new HealthWatch report in Report: N.Y.'s Small-Group Health Insurance Market in Distress. Politico Pro and Crain's Health Pulse also covered the HealthWatch report (December 7, 2017).
- Crain's Health Plus's article "State's ACOs Struggle to Save Money, UHF Finds" covers a new UHF HealthWatch report on accountable care organizations and quotes Greg Burke, UHF director of Innovation Strategies and co-author of the report (December 6, 2017).
- Reuters' article Exclusive: CVS eyes major expansion of health clinics with Aetna deal - sources quotes Greg Burke, UHF director of Innovation Strategies, on urgent care centers. The story was picked up by numerous outlets around the country (December 1, 2017).
- The Syracuse Post-Standard cites a UHF HealthWatch report on rising enrollment in New York State's Child Health Plus insurance program in the article Health Insurance for 18,000 Central New York Kids in Jeopardy (December 1, 2017).
- On Campaign for Action's website, the article New Videos Guide Caregivers As They Help Family at Home covers a set of video guides for family caregivers produced by the Home Alone Alliance, and cites UHF's membership in the Alliance (November 16, 2017).
- Spectrum News Southern Tier's article BU Health Care Symposium Focuses on Future of Affordable Care, about a symposium at Binghamton University, quotes Peter Newell, director of UHF's Health Insurance Project and a panelist at the meeting (November 12, 2017).
- Crain's Health Pulse Extra quotes Greg Burke, director of Innovation Strategies, and uses UHF data to create a series of charts in an article about the performance of accountable care organizations in New York State (November 9, 2017).
- Aging Today features a commentary authored by Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, Medicare Beneficiaries Must Beware of Costly Observation Status (November 8, 2017).
- The website Caring.com cites a UHF study in Young Caregivers in the U.S. Face Adult Challenges and quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project (November 2, 2017).
- Crain's Health Pulse, Newsday, and the Westchester Journal-News all covered a new HealthWatch brief As 2018 Open Enrollment Begins, Trump Administration Adds New Challenges for New York’s Individual Market , written by Peter Newell, director of UHF's Health Insurance Project,(October 31, 2017).
- In Health Affairs' GrantWatch column, the article Primary Care: Foundations Aim To Improve Access And Quality discusses an issue brief jointly released by UHF and New York State Health Foundation in August titled “Advancing the Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care for Small Practices” (October 2017).
- Politico New York and Crain's New York Health Pulse both covered a new UHF report, Patient-Centered Medical Homes in New York, 2017 Update: Continued Growth in a Time of Change (October 20, 2017).
- The New York Times quotes James R. Tallon Jr., former president of UHF, in the article On Health, de Blasio Focuses on Crises and Inequality (October 16, 2017).
- In the article "Zucker Calls on HHS to Speed CHIP Renewal," Crain's Health Pulse references the recent UHF HealthWatch report on rising enrollment in New York State's Child Health Plus insurance program (October 13, 2017).
- New York Social Diary covers UHF's annual gala held October 3 in Paying Tribute (October 13, 2017).
- Home Care Industry News discusses the UHF/ AHHQI joint report “I Can Take Care of Myself! Patients’ Refusals of Home Health Care Services” and quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project, in Seniors Face More Risks by Refusing Home Care Following a Hospital Stay (October 11, 2017).
- Connect Media writes about UHF's Special Tribute honoree at its annual gala on October 3 in Priscilla Almodovar Honored by United Hospital Fund (October 5, 2017).
- Politico New York reports that UHF honored Jim Tallon, James Simons, Priscilla Almodovar and Dr. Robert Gore at its annual gala held October 3 (October 4, 2017).
- Crain's Health Pulse reports that UHF raised more than $1.7 million in connection with its annual gala held October 3 (October 4, 2017).
- Crain's Health Pulse reports on a new UHF HealthWatch report on rising enrollment in New York State's Child Health Plus insurance program and quoted Chad Shearer, director of UHF's Medicaid Institute, in the article "CHIP Funding Remains Uncertain as Saturday Deadline Looms" (September 29, 2017).
- Aging Today is running an article written by Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project, "Closing the Door to Home Healthcare: Patients' Refusals and Why They Matter" (September-October 2017).
- Crain's Health Pulse covered newly appointed UHF President Anthony Shih's introductory letter to supporters and members of the health care community in its "At A Glance" column and ran a copy of the letter (September 12, 2017).
- The Hastings Center runs a commentary by Carol Levine. director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project, Should We Get ready for Prime Time, about the new movie "Marjorie Prime" and what it says about memory loss, artificial intelligence, and humanity (September 12, 2017).
- In its issue brief Improving Access to Home Care, the Joint Commission cites two UHF reports, "I Can Take Care of Myself: Patients' Refusals of Home Health Care Services," and "Home Care: A Family Caregiver's Guide" (September 2017).
- The New York Times story Under `Observation,' Some Hospital Patients Face Big Bills quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project, about Medicare rules governing "under observation" status (September 1, 2017).
- Crain's Health Pulse quotes Peter Newell, director of UHF's Health Insurance Project, in the article "Loss of CareConnect will hurt small businesses, brokers say," about the exit of Northwell Health's CareConnect from the small-group market (August 29, 2017).
- Huffington Post runs a commentary by Susan Northover of Visiting Nurse Service of New York, "I Can Take Care of Myself!”—When Patients Who Need Home Care Say “No!” looking at the UHF/Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI) joint report "`I Can Take Care of Myself!': Patients' Refusals of Home Health Care Services" (August 23, 2017).
- Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project, authors a blog post for Health Affairs, More Than 1 Million Young Caregivers Live In The United States, But Policies Supporting Them Are Still ‘Emerging’ (August 7, 2017).
- Crain's Health Pulse quotes Greg Burke, UHF director of Innovation Strategies, and referenced the UHF report “Convenient Care: Retail Clinics and Urgent Care Centers in New York State," in the article "PM Pediatrics Pursues Multistate Urgent-Care Strategy” (July 21, 2017).
- Politico Pro covers NYS Medicaid Director Jason Halgerson's keynote address at UHF's 2017 Medicaid Conference in "Medicaid Director Calls for New Focus on Children to Prevent `Super-utilizers of the Future'" (July 20, 2017).
- The American Journal of Medical Quality published an article analyzing the joint UHF/Greater NY Hospital Association Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, titled The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program: Developing Clinical Quality Leadership in the Greater New York Region (July 14, 2017).
- In Report Addresses Patient Refusal of Home Health Care Services, the website Physician's Briefing covers the UHF/ AHHQI joint report “I Can Take Care of Myself! Patients’ Refusals of Home Health Care Services” (June 21, 2017).
- Kaiser Health News covers the UHF/ AHHQI home care refusals report in Leaving Hospital, Older Patients Resist Home Help At Their Peril, and quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project. The article was picked up by more than 50 outlets, including CNN.com (June 15, 2017).
- The Huffington Post commentary Why You Don't Want to be on the Receiving-End of Caregiving by Dr. Barry Jacobs, reflects on the recently-issued UHF/AHHQI report “I Can Take Care of Myself! Patients’ Refusals of Home Health Care Services.” (June 11,2017)
- The Albany Times-Union writes about the UHF report “Rewind: New York State Faces Familiar Issues and New Challenges in the `Repeal and Replace’ Era,” and its focus on the impact on New Yorkers of a proposed health care reform bill before the U.S. Senate in its story Report: Republican health plan bad for N.Y. Prolitico Pro and Crain's New York Business Health Pulse also cover the report (June 9, 2017).
- In The Burgeoning "Yelpification" of Health Care: Foundations Help Consumers Hold a Scale and a Mirror to the Health Care System, Health Affairs' blog discusses UHF's project to help move health care quality-measurements in New York State toward a more consumer-centric focus (May 25, 2017).
- The Watertown Daily Times covers the UHF report “Networks at the Nexus: Revisiting New York State’s Provider Network Standards and Protections” in its story Independent report suggests helping consumers strengthens health networks (May 24, 2017).
- The UHF/AHHQI joint report “I Can Take Care of Myself! Patients’ Refusals of Home Health Care Services” is covered in Patients Who Refuse Home Health More Likely to be Readmitted in Home Health Care News (May 15, 2017).
- In New Report: More Support Needed for Male Caregivers, The Association of Health Care Journalists blog Covering Health quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Projects, about the many men who are family caregivers (May 10, 2017).
- Suzanne Brundage, director of UHF's Children Health Initiative, wrote an op-ed for Crain's New York Business, Congress' health care reform fails New York's children (May 5,2017).
- The Queen's Courier article Hospitals Serving Queens agree to change the way they pescribe antobiotics to patients reports on Stage II of United Hospital Fund's Outpatient Anitbiotic Stewardship Initiative. (April 28, 2017).
- Crain's New York Business's article Purchase of CityMD Signals Strong Investor Interest in Urgent Care quotes UHF's Greg Burke, director of Innovation Strategies, and Suzanne Brundage about the expansion of urgent care centers in the New York region (April 25, 2017).
- The Health Affairs blog People Post reports that Suzanne Brundage was chosen as UHF's inaugural Patricia S. Levinson Fellow. The fellowship aims to advance UHF’s efforts to improve health care for vulnerable populations (April 18, 2017).
- Norwood News highlights Montefiore Health System's involvement in UHF's Partnerships for Early Childhood Development Initiative in the article Be Healthy: Monte Grant to help Streamline Access to Children's Behaioral Therapies (April 2, 2017)
- In Video Help is On Way for Family Caregivers Who Must Draw Blood or Give Injections, Kaiser Health News describes a series of videos created by the Home Alone Alliance, and explains that the videos grew out of surveys and focus groups organized by UHF and AARP (March 23, 2017).
- The AARP Blog reports that New Home Alone Alliance Video Series Brings together AARP and VA to Support Family Caregivers. The Home Alone Alliance Video Series is a collaboration with United Hospital Fund, Family Caregiver's Alliance, and the Betty Irene Davis School of Nursing at the University of California at Davis (March 22, 2017).
- Carol Levine, director of UHF’s Families and Health Care Project, is interviewed on Chicago NPR station WBEZ’s Morning Shift program about What You Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance (March 7, 2017).
- Healthcare Finance's article, Montefiore Health, University Hospital Score $400,000 to Integrate Mental Health Care into Primary Care Practices, notes that the initiative is supported by a United Hospital Fund grant (March 5, 2017).
- In A Playbook For Managing Problems In The Last Chapter Of Your Life, Kaiser Health News quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF’s Families and Health Care Project, about resources that can help older people plan for what’s next (March 9, 2017).
- In the article “UHF Program to Screen for Childhood Health Risks,” Crain’s New York Business Health Pulse describes a new United Hospital Fund initiative, Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, in which 11 NYC hospitals join with social service agencies to screen all children ages 0-5 for social determinants of health (March 8, 2017).
- The Crain’s New York Business story “New York Expands Insurance Program for Dual Eligibles” quotes senior health policy analyst Nathan Myers about the status of New York’s Fully Integrated Duals Advantage program (March 2, 2017).
- UHF President Jim Tallon was part of a panel discussion on WPIX Channel 11’s program News Closeup discussing Trump’s Plan to Dismantle Obamacare and his First Week in Office (January 29, 2017).
- The Journal-News of Westchester County quotes UHF President Jim Tallon in Affordable Care Act: How Repeal Would Affect NY (January 11, 2017).
- In the article Inside Hospital, Families Find Refuge with Recliners, Tissues and Cake, USA Today and Kaiser Health News note that United Hospital Fund provided funding for Montefiore Medical Center’s caregiver support center (January 11, 2017).
- Reuters quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF’s Families and Health Care Project, on the attention and resources needed to care for disabled children in U.S. Families Provide Billions In Unpaid Care To Kids With Special Needs, which was picked up by a number of news outlets (December 28, 2016).
- Crain's Health Pulse writes about a recent roundtable at UHF and quotes Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, in the article "Why Some Hospital Patients Refuse Post-Acute Care" (December 22, 2016).
- In the article How One Real Estate Exec Rallied an Industry to Promote Organ Donations, Crain’s New York Business profiles Scott Salmirs, president and chief executive of ABM Industries, for his efforts to promote organ donation as a founder of Donate Eight, and noted that UHF honored him with its Distinguished Community Service Award in September (December 12, 2016).
- In her weekly syndicated column Aging Matters, Carol Marak writes in “How Caregiving May Affect You” about a joint AARP/YHF report on supports for spousal caregivers (October 21, 2016).
- United Hospital Fund's Gala is featured in New York Social Diary, including 20 photos of the honorees and other attendees. (October 12, 2016)
- Modern Healthcare publishes "It All Falls on Me," a new UHF report demonstrating that family caregivers feel unprepared for the medical tasks they are expected to perform at home for their loved ones. (September 29, 2016)
- A Kaiser Health News piece, "Here's What Older People Need to Do to Prevent Hospital Readmissions," ran in dozens of media outlets, including the Washington Post, and provides a link to UHF's Next Step in Care website. (September 3, 2016)
- Politico New York featured an article State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson's keynote address at UHF's annual Medicaid conference, saying his talk has "become a pseudo State of the Union address" on Medicaid issues.
Modern Healthcare published an article on a UHF report that provides a framework for value-based payment in children's health care. (July 13, 2016)
The "Children's Health Policy Blog" of the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute's Center for Children and Families published the commentary "Embracing an Opportunity to Measure Value in Children’s Health Care," written by UHF Senior Health Policy Analyst Suzanne Brundage. (June 22, 2016)
Politico New York featured an article on the publication of a new UHF report that found New York's individual insurance market is in "markedly better shape now than it was in 2013." (June 1, 2016)
The Staten Island Advance was one of the media outlets reporting on UHF's honoring of 28 trustees from throughout the New York metropolitan area at its Tribute to Hospital Trustees. (May 11, 2016)
The graduation of the seventh class of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, which is co-led by UHF and Greater New York Hospital Association, was the subject of an article in Skyline News. (April 18, 2016)
UHF's new Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative--an effort to improve antibiotic prescribing practices, notable for its focus on the outpatient setting--is the subject of a a piece in the GrantWatch section of the Health Affairs Blog, "A New Arena for Reducing Antibiotic Misuse: Outpatient Care," written by Hillary Jalon and Anne-Marie Audet, M.D. (March 2016)
The cover story of Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging was the article “Family Caregiving: Looking to the Future,” which was co-written by Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, and Lynn Friss Feinberg of AARP. (Winter 2015-2016)
Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, was quoted in a Forbes article on why the presidential candidates are not talking about long-term care (January 29, 2016).
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.