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UHF Outpatient Initiative on Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Infections Shows Need for Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

Release Date: 09.28.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A UHF study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology illustrates the need for robust outpatient antibiotic stewardship programs.

Medicaid in New York: Fostering Collaboration to Improve Health

Release Date: 08.09.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

NYS Medicaid Director Donna Frescatore discssues the success of payment reform at UHF's 2018 Medicaid Conference.

Examining Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Children and Families

Release Date: 08.01.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Largely lost in all the coverage of the current opioid epidemic are the effects on the children of addicted parents. A new UHF project seeks to examine and address the epidemic’s impact on mental health, development, and family responsibilities.

Quietly, Pioneering UHF Work Helps Ensure Access to Care

Release Date: 07.31.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Given the delicate one-step-forward/one-back dance on health insurance coverage and access to care, the work of UHF’s Health Insurance Project and Medicaid Institute is playing an important role in supporting major advances and analyzing impending threats in New York State.

President’s Letter: Is Health Care Quality Improving?

Release Date: 07.31.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Asking whether health care quality is really improving may not be the right question at all.

Grant Spotlight: Partnerships Strengthen Response to At-Risk Children’s Needs

Release Date: 07.31.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Partnerships for Early Childhood Development moves on to Phase II—and improved referrals for critical psychosocial needs.

A Two-Pronged Approach to Antibiotic Resistance

Release Date: 07.31.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF addresses a public health crisis on two tracks: analyzing the problem and changing practice.

Quality Fellows Showcase Impact of Final Projects

Release Date: 07.31.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Clinical Quality Fellowship Program capstone projects illustrate the diversity of the latest class of graduates—and the challenges that quality leaders are tackling.

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.

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.

UHF’s Quality Institute Fosters Patient-Driven Improvement

Release Date: 04.17.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Two Quality Institute projects, Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care–New York (PROPC-NY) and Difficult Decisions about Post-Acute Care, reflect a growing awareness that eliciting patients’ perceptions and goals plays an important role in patient-provider communication, development of an appropriate care plan, and health outcomes.

29th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice—Call for Posters

Release Date: 03.22.2018
Contact: Hollis Holmes

Abstracts of posters to be considered for presentation at the annual Research Symposium may now be submitted, with a deadline of June 22, 2018.

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