James R. Tallon, Jr., Strategic Initiatives Fund

The James R. Tallon, Jr., Strategic Initiatives Fund, launched in 2017, will be guided by the values and vision of health care equity for every New Yorker advanced by Jim Tallon during his 24 years as president of UHF.

The Fund will support timely and objective analysis of critical issues facing New York and strategic program initiatives that foster creative problem-solving, open dialogue and exchange among stakeholders, and effective interventions and innovations.


Funds will be targeted to three pressing and overarching health care concerns:

Insurance Coverage

Building on its deep expertise in advancing coverage expansion, UHF will focus on analyzing the potential impact of federal policy changes on coverage in New York, and on state-specific tools that could help ensure affordable and comprehensive coverage for all New Yorkers.

Health Care Safety Net

Maintaining access for vulnerable populations is critical in an environment of decreasing funds and likely increasing demand for uncompensated care. By leveraging current programs and developing new initiatives UHF will bring safety net providers together to address issues of provider effectiveness and sustainability amid the changing coverage and delivery system reform landscape.


Seamlessly integrated physical and behavioral health care and services coordinated across health care and social supports are essential to effectively serving vulnerable patients. UHF will advance cost-effective care models promoting that goal, as well as robust efforts to develop and implement measures of both clinical quality and patient and family engagement in health improvement. And UHF will continue to help pediatric primary care practices adopt proven new early childhood interventions that can have a profound impact on children’s long-term physical health, emotional well-being, and cognitive growth.

Please use the DONATE NOW button below to make your tax-deductible donation online through our simple, secure form. If you would like more information about donating to the Tallon Fund, please e-mail Rosalie Chandler or call her at 212-494-0724.



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