Health Indicators: Publications

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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.

Implementing and Disseminating a Fall Prevention Program in At-Risk Older Adults Living in a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community-Supportive Services Program

Publication Date: 12.19.2013
Author: Dale Chaikin, RN, MS, Renee Pekmezaris, PhD, Rajni Walia, MA, Corinne Kyriacou, PhD, Fredda Vladeck, LCSW, and Gayle Kolidas, LCSW

Published in a 2013 issue of the International Public Health Journal , this article examines the impact of a falls prevention program in a naturally occurring retirment community (NORC).

Explain. Improve. Connect.

Publication Date: 10.17.2012

Explain, improve, connect: three imperatives for our time that also describe both the goals and substance of the Fund's work.

New Directions

Publication Date: 12.06.2011

New directions. Innovation. Fundamental change. Those imperatives are an essential part of the Fund's work, as highlighted in the 2011 annual report.

Identifying Risks to Healthy Aging in New York City's Varied NORCs

Publication Date: 12.23.2010
Author: Fredda Vladeck and Rebecca Segel

The Health Indicators in NORC Programs Initiative is a data-driven risk-identification tool and quality-improvement process designed to help community-based programs with limited resources identify key health risks among older adults in their communities, develop targeted and systematic responses, and measure those responses’ effectiveness. This article, a version of which was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Housing for the Elderly, presents findings from three NORC programs to illustrate the importance of understanding each community’s risks to healthy aging in developing effective targeted responses.

Health Indicators: A Proactive and Systematic Approach to Healthy Aging

Publication Date: 07.19.2010
Author: Fredda Vladeck, Rebecca Segel, Mia Oberlink, Michal D. Gursen, and Danylle Rudin

This article describes a data-driven, community-based, collaborative effort under way in 34 low- and moderate-income communities in New York City. The Health Indicators in NORC (naturally occurring retirement community) Programs Initiative, started in 2007 with major support from the New York City Department for the Aging, has enabled community-based programs with limited resources to become more systematic in addressing the management of clients with diabetes, heart disease, or an increased risk for falls. Published in Cityscape (Volume 12, Number 2), a journal of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.

Blueprint, Fall 2009

Publication Date: 12.07.2009
The latest issue of Blueprint presents an overview of the critical issue of expanding insurance coverage, commentary by Jim Tallon on the crisis in health care, and a host of features on Fund initiatives and events.

A Good Place to Grow Old

Publication Date: 01.21.2004
Author: Fredda Vladeck

This report, from the Fund's Aging in Place Initiative, describes a new model of care for the elderly: supportive service programs based in naturally occurring retirement communities. Exploring the programs, funding, and underlying partnerships of New York's NORC-SSPs, as they're called, the report also discusses the model's applicability to other communities throughout the country. Read the related  press release.

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