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New Central Line Guide a Key Component of Patient Safety in Home Care Settings

Release Date: 03.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund (UHF) today released a detailed guide for home care patients and their family caregivers that explains in straightforward text and graphics how to safely maintain a peripherally inserted central catheter, familiarly known as a PICC line—an intravenous line used to administer fluids, blood products, medications, and chemotherapy. 

Suzanne Brundage: Near-Universal Children’s Coverage: New York’s Threatened Legacy

Release Date: 03.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

With an uncertain future for Medicaid it is vital to reflect on the efforts behind New York’s remarkable, and hard-won, rate of health insurance coverage for its children, and on the planned improvements that are at stake.

United Hospital Fund Launches Partnerships for Early Childhood Development with NYC Hospitals to Screen and Address Social and Economic Factors Affecting Children’s Health

Release Date: 03.08.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund (UHF) announced a new initiative, Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, to support 11 New York City hospitals and their community partners in a year-long effort to help pediatric primary care practices initiate, expand, or improve on efforts to screen children ages 0-5 for social and environmental risks that interfere with healthy development, and connect them with the services that can address those risks. 

Suzanne Brundage Named First Patricia S. Levinson Fellow at United Hospital Fund

Release Date: 02.24.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Suzanne Brundage, program director of the Children’s Health Initiative at United Hospital Fund, has been selected as UHF’s first Patricia S. Levinson Fellow. The annual fellowship will advance UHF’s work to improve health care for vulnerable populations.  

UHF Releases Toolkit to Assist Hospitals in Implementing New York State’s CARE Act

Release Date: 02.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A step-by-step toolkit helps hospitals meet CARE Act requirements to engage family caregivers in discharge planning and prepare them for the complex post-discharge care they wil be providing. 

United Hospital Fund Releases Two Guides to Help Patients, Family Caregivers Understand What to Expect During Transition from Hospital to Home Care

Release Date: 02.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

New York State’s 2.6 million unpaid family caregivers, like their 40 million counterparts across the United States, are performing increasingly complex medical and nursing tasks for family members and friends, particularly after patients are discharged from a hospital to home care. The United Hospital Fund is releasing two free guides today to help patients and their family caregivers understand new hospital discharge rules laid out by New York State’s Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act, which went into effect in April 2016.

Non-Profit Leaders Discuss the Future of Health Care Reform

Release Date: 02.03.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

At a panel discussion on January 24, 2017, hosted by Philanthropy New York, David Sandman and Jim Tallon discussed health care reform and the prospect of replacing the Affordable Care Act.

Home Health Care Refusals: Bridging the Communications Gap

Release Date: 12.14.2016
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A roundtable sponsored by UHF and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation examines the reasons some people refuse follow-up home care services.

Carol Levine: No Caregiver Is an Island, Though It May Seem That Way

Release Date: 12.12.2016
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Meeting specific needs, not a one-size-fits-all approach, is what will really help the growing population of caregivers.

Jim Tallon: The Certainty of Uncertainty

Release Date: 12.07.2016
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In the wake of the elections, health policy’s future is uncertain, but some constants—like the centrality of New York to health care reform, and UHF’s own role—remain.

Seeking New Health Care Models in an Uncertain Time

Release Date: 11.18.2016
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Health policy expert Kavita Patel, MD, lays out competing visions for cost and payment reforms in her keynote to the 27th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York.

Catherine Arnst Joins United Hospital Fund as Director of Public Information

Release Date: 11.14.2016
Contact: Mary Johnson

Catherine Arnst joins United Hospital Fund as Director of Public Information.

United Hospital Fund Awards $662,642 in Grants to Improve Health Care Services in New York

Release Date: 11.03.2016
Contact: Mary Johnson

UHF announced seven grants, totaling $662,242, for projects to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker.

Carol Levine Named One of Top 50 “2016 Influencers in Aging”

Release Date: 10.27.2016
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Carol Levine honored by Next Avenue.

Chad Shearer Promoted to Vice President for Policy at United Hospital Fund

Release Date: 10.25.2016
Contact: Miles Finley

Chad Shearer will now serve as vice president for policy as well as leading UHF’s Medicaid work.

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