The Fund's Goals, Strategies, and Progress Measures
The Fund’s Goals
With its mission to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York, the Fund works to:
• Promote high-quality, patient-centered health care services that are accessible to all;
• Improve the financing and delivery of care in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other care settings;
• Examine emerging issues and stimulate innovative programs; and
• Identify and realize opportunities for improvement.
Strategy to achieve these goals
We advance policies and support programs that promote high-quality, patient-centered health care services that are accessible to all.
We undertake research and policy analysis to improve the financing and delivery of care in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other care settings.
We raise funds and give grants to examine emerging issues and stimulate innovative programs.
We work collaboratively with civic, professional, and volunteer leaders to identify and realize opportunities for change.
Capacity to achieve these goals
The Fund is well positioned to achieve its goals, with a staff including talented and knowledgeable health policy analysts and thought leaders, more than 130 years of recognition as an independent source of authoritative information and insight, the ability to bring together stakeholders from all segments of the health care and patient/consumer community, and resources including an endowment and a strong and reliable base of philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government.
The Fund recognizes the importance of metrics, wherever measurement is possible and practical, and many of its initiatives have very clear data that track progress. Still, much of the Fund’s work focuses on creating an environment in which change is possible. Whether that means conducting groundbreaking research that initiates or advances discussion, leading providers though processes to make health care services safer and more effective, educating consumers about their rights and responsibilities, or convening policymakers to explore options, progress can be identified in every aspect of the Fund’s work.
Reporting on progress
The Fund recognizes the importance of transparency, including in the reporting of progress. Its annual reports, distributed via print copies and posted on-line, provide an overview of the Fund’s annual progress and impact. The Fund also produces regular updates throughout the year, through its five newsletters and five websites—all available free of charge and without obstacles such as logins.
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.