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“Convenient Care,” a Growing Trend in Ambulatory Care

Release Date: 04.16.2015

In this Q&A, originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of Blueprint, Greg Burke, director of Iinnovation strategies, discusses issues examined in the report Convenient Care: Retail Clinics and Urgent Care Centers in New York State.

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.

A New Chapter: Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, Becomes UHF President

Release Date: 08.14.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Dr. Anthony Shih has become the new president of United Hospital Fund, bringing an extensive background in health policy, health system performance improvement, quality improvement, and population health.

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.

Aiming for “Best Practices”: UHF Learning Collaborative Focuses on Outpatient Antibiotic Use

Release Date: 08.08.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF’s Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative has entered its second stage, with participating health systems and hospitals joining in a Learning Collaborative to improve prescribing for adults with acute respiratory infections.

Bolstering Small-Practice “Medical Home” Capabilities

Release Date: 02.14.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Small independent primary care providers are a vital lifeline for New Yorkers, but these practices are at risk of falling behind in the race toward medical home recognition and value-based purchasing. A UHF partnership with New York City is yielding valuable guidance on potential ways forward.

Carol Levine: 8 Myths About Aging and Long-Term Care

Release Date: 10.18.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Carol Levine explodes eight myths about aging and long-term care that are deeply entrenched in American society. 

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.

Clinical Quality Fellows Share Practical Lessons

Release Date: 05.13.2014
Contact: Bob de Luna

New graduates of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program marked the completion of their intensive quality improvement training with the presentation of three of the program’s required “capstone” projects. The class is the sixth to participate in the nationally recognized program— sponsored by United Hospital Fund and the Greater New York Hospital Association—that is preparing a new generation of quality improvement and patient safety experts and “champions.”

Clinical Quality Fellows: Agents of Health Care Change

Release Date: 05.19.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The latest graduating class of Clinical Quality Fellows are addressing the challenges of increasing system-wide connections and patient-centered care.

Crain’s Health Pulse Interview: “New UHF President Sets Policy Agenda Amid D.C.’s Ever-Changing Health Care Landscape”

Release Date: 12.18.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Crain’s New York York Health Pulse interviews UHF President Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, about health care trends.

Diabetes Strategy Yielding Improved Senior Health

Release Date: 04.15.2014
Contact: Bob de Luna

The Fund's Together on Diabetes-NYC community partnership is significantly improving seniors' health and outlook, early analysis shows.

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.

Family Caregiving Summit: Innovations Needed for Overlooked Groups of Caregivers

Release Date: 12.15.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Speakers at a family caregiving summit said much more needs to be done to support young caregivers and isolated caregivers in rural areas.

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.

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