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Blueprint, Summer 2018

Publication Date: 07.31.2018

Our cover story looks at the critical importance of health insurance coverage and access to care—and UHF’s role in supporting major advances and analyzing impending threats in New York State; Tony Shih considers whether asking if health care is improving is really the right question; Partnerships for Early Childhood Development moves on to improving referral and feedback processes for connecting at-risk children and families with needed services; UHF initiatives analyze and target antibiotic misprescribing and a host of other quality improvement challenges; a new report posits “shared services” as a way to help small primary care practices become medical homes; and much more.

Clinical-Community Partnerships for Better Health

Publication Date: 07.12.2018
Author: Suzanne Brundage and Matlin Gilman

Observations and lessons from the first year of the learning collaborative and grant initiative called Partnerships for Early Childhood Development (PECD), which supports clinical-community partnerships to address social needs of children ages 0-5 and their families.

Blueprint, Spring 2018

Publication Date: 04.18.2018

Identifying and addressing patient needs is a theme running through the Spring 2018 Blueprint, with a cover story on two Quality Institute projects focused on patient-provider communication and health outcomes, and features on two other initiatives targeting patient's concerns and needs—New York State's First 1000 Days on Medicaid initiative, in which UHF plays a leadership role, and our own Partnerships for Early Childhood Development. Reinforcing the theme of effective clinical-community partnerships, Tony Shih's President's Letter speaks to the role of such collaborations in health care's "value equation." And a brief story on UHF's strategic "refresh" looks at how we're clarifying our mission.

Annual Report 2017: Quality and Efficiency

Publication Date: 02.14.2018

A Look Back—and Ahead: UHF’s Annual Report

Publication Date: 02.14.2018

UHF’s latest annual report highlights our work over the past year to build a more effective health care system for all New Yorkers.

Blueprint, Fall-Winter 2017

Publication Date: 12.07.2017

UHF President Tony Shih discusses our newly articulated core values; our pioneering work to better serve elderly New Yorkers gains a broader audience; progress in our Partnerships for Early Childhood Development; and more...

HealthWatch: Child Health Plus Enrollment

Publication Date: 09.28.2017
Author: Lee Partridge and Misha Sharp

Enrollment in New York State’s Child Health Plus (CHP) program grew in every county of the state between 2016 and 2017, and 17% statewide. Current discussion of funding the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program will have major implications for New York’s CHP.

Partnerships for Early Childhood Development Learning Collaborative

Publication Date: 05.26.2017

Introducing the goals and processes of the Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, the project's Learning Collaborative kicked off with a webinar and in-person meeting to bring hospital and community-based partners together.

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.

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