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Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Project Leads to Drop in Prescribing

Release Date: 07.13.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Improved antibiotic prescribing practices reported at final meeting of Phase II of the Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative.

Early Childhood Initiative Screens Very Young Children for Psychosocial Needs, Finds Families Most Need Child Care and Adult Education

Release Date: 07.12.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

An early childhood initiative that partnered 11 health systems withcommunity-based organizations screened 5,534 very young children and their caregivers in New York City over the past year for socioeconomic factors that can affect a child’s health.

United Hospital Fund Launches Second Phase of Early Childhood Development Initiative to Address Social and Economic Factors Affecting Children’s Health

Release Date: 07.09.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF launched the second phase of its Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative to address social determinants affecting the health of very young children

 

Report Finds Wide Variation in Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing for NYS Medicaid Patients

Release Date: 06.22.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

An analysis of potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing patterns among New York’s Medicaid population found wide variations in prescribing rates.

Health Department, United Hospital Fund and Partners Release Joint Report on Small Primary Care Practices in New York City

Release Date: 06.14.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

the Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) report is intended to help small practices and their potential partners understand the economics of shared-services

In Wake of Individual Mandate Penalty Repeal, Federal Association Plan Rule Could Further Destabilize NY Markets

Release Date: 06.08.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A proposed federal rule on association health plans could alter Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions and roll back gains New York State has made, a new HealthWatch report finds. Under the new rule, New Yorkers would see higher costs for individuals and small groups seeking comprehensive coverage.

Small Primary Care Practices that Offer Behavioral Health Services Successfully Identifying Patients at Risk of Depression

Release Date: 05.30.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Small primary care practices participating in a grant-funded project that is helping them bring behavioral health services into their practices say they are successfully identifying at-risk individuals and improving quality of care, a new UHF issue brief reports.

Clinical Quality Fellowship Program: Celebrating the Newest Group of Quality Leaders

Release Date: 05.01.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program held its culminating dinner for the 2017-18 class of 19 physicians and 9 nurses. 

United Hospital Fund Honors 26 Health Care Trustees

Release Date: 04.30.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund presented Distinguished Trustee Awards to 26 trustees from New York metropolitan-area hospitals and health care organizations. 

Suzanne Brundage Named UHF’s Patricia S. Levinson Fellow

Release Date: 04.20.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Suzanne Brundage, director of the Children’s Health Initiative at United Hospital Fund, has been selected as UHF’s Patricia S. Levinson Fellow.

UHF Hosts Release of Report Calling for Integration of Health and Human Services

Release Date: 04.20.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF President Anthony Shih chaired a meeting and panel at UHF to introduce a report published by the Human Services Council of New York on integrating health and social services.

UHF and New York State Partner to Benefit Youngest Children

Release Date: 04.18.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF plays a lead role in guiding development of a ten-point action plan for New York State’s First 1000 Days on Medicaid initiative.

Milestone for Quality Leadership Program

Release Date: 04.18.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program reaches a milestone: its tenth—and largest—class of leaders-in-training.

Child Health Project Highlights Value of Partnership

Release Date: 04.18.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

First-year results show the promise of UHF’s Partnerships for Early Childhood Development model.

President’s Letter: To Increase Value, Go Beyond Health Care

Release Date: 04.17.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Increasing the “value equation”—and overall health—requires going beyond the health care system to engage in effective clinical-community partnerships. 

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