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PECD Learning Collaborative: Getting to Know You

Release Date: 06.13.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Building working relationships was the challenge at the first Partnerships for Early Childhood Development learning collaborative meeting, when health care providers and community agencies, many of them strangers to each other, brainstormed on a common vision.

Op-Ed: Congress’ Health Care Reform Fails New York’s Children

Release Date: 05.05.2017
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The potentially devastating consequences of the proposed American Health Care Act for New York’s children are discussed by Suzanne Brundage, program director, Children's Health Initiative, and Patricia S. Levinson Fellow at UHF, in a  Crain’s New York Business op-ed.

UHF Kicks Off Learning Collaborative to Help Hospital-Community Partnerships Help Children

Release Date: 04.27.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, addressing social determinants of health, brings pediatric primary care and social service agencies together for the initial webinar of its Learning Collaborative, to boost skills and share experiences.

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.  

Report Presents Framework for a Value-Based Payment Strategy for Children's Health Care in New York

Release Date: 07.13.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

A new report issued jointly by United Hospital Fund and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy presents potential value-based payment models for children’s health services under New York Medicaid.

United Hospital Fund Analyzes Medicaid Spending on and Service Utilization by Children in New York

Release Date: 07.07.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

Two new complementary reports from United Hospital Fund’s Medicaid Institute present data on Medicaid spending for and utilization by Medicaid beneficiaries under the age of 21 in New York.

Effective Value-Based Payment for Children Requires Different Quality Measures than Those for Adults, Says UHF Report

Release Date: 06.16.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

A new report focuses on the quality measures to consider as part of value-based payment arrangements for children’s health care.

United Hospital Fund Report Identifies Key Opportunities to Support Children's Health Through Innovations in Pediatric Primary Care

Release Date: 01.07.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

A new report presents four key issues deemed paramount to ensure that each contact a young child has with the health care system not only responds to his or her acute needs but also promotes the child’s full development—including physical, mental, and cognitive health.

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