Children's Health Initiative: Publications

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Blueprint, Spring 2017

Publication Date: 04.24.2017

UHF’s Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative links primary care and social services agencies to identify and address social determinants of health that pose particular risks to children 5 and under. Also in this issue: the upending of a historic federal-state partnership on Medicaid; enlisting health care in preventing homelessness; the latest class of Clinical Quality Fellows; engaging family caregivers before patients’ hospital discharge; and much more.

HealthWatch: New York—A National Leader in Public Insurance Coverage for Children

Publication Date: 03.13.2017
Author: Medicaid Institute and Children’s Health Initiative

A HealthWatch overview of children’s health coverage in New York’s Medicaid and Child Health Plus programs, with comparison to corresponding national figures.

HealthWatch: New York—High-Quality Health Care for Children in Public Coverage

Publication Date: 03.13.2017
Author: Medicaid Institute and Children’s Health Initiative

A HealthWatch overview of the quality of care children receive through New York’s Medicaid and Child Health Plus programs.

Building a More Effective Health Care System for Every New Yorker

Publication Date: 12.07.2016

This year’s annual report focuses on how UHF’s initiatives are addressing the challenges of a changing health care landscape and having a real impact on the quality, accessibility, affordability, and patient experience of health care.

Value-Based Payment Models for Medicaid Child Health Services

Publication Date: 07.13.2016
Author: Bailit Health

Prepared by Bailit Health for UHF and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, this report lays out both the rationale and framework for value-based payments for children's health care in New York.

Understanding Medicaid Utilization for Children in New York State

Publication Date: 07.07.2016
Author: Lee Kennedy-Shaffer and Chad Shearer

A data brief and accompanying chartbook presenting key findings on current Medicaid spending and utilization for children.

You Get What You Pay for: Measuring Quality in Value-Based Payment for Children's Health Care

Publication Date: 06.16.2016
Author: Suzanne C. Brundage

Examining the quality measures and outcomes that could be used in value-based payment arrangements for children’s health care in New York: how value for children will be defined, and how it will be measured.

Seizing the Moment: Strengthening Children's Primary Care in New York

Publication Date: 01.07.2016
Author: Suzanne Brundage

An analysis of New York’s momentous opportunity to improve the health and well-being of children through a renewed focus on early childhood development in primary care, with key considerations and challenges for scaling and sustaining effective innovations.

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