Improving Health Care for Every New Yorker

Our Focus Areas
Coverage and Access

Health insurance connects New Yorkers with essential health care while protecting against potentially bankrupting health care costs. UHF’s work helps efforts to ensure universal, affordable, comprehensive insurance coverage and access to care—and to strengthen New York’s Medicaid program.

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Quality and Efficiency

Despite recent and ongoing improvements, health care quality and patient safety in New York still vary tremendously. And too often, health services fall short of fully meeting patients’ needs. UHF is working to help fill the gap by making New York’s health care more patient-focused, outcome-driven, safe, effective, and efficient.

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Clinical-Community Partnerships

There’s far more to health than health care alone. To address issues and risk factors that can affect patients’ well-being outside the medical or clinical setting, UHF is forging alliances between the health care system, social services, and the community.

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Oxiris Barbot, MD, Appointed UHF President
Former NYC Health Commissioner will be first woman to lead UHF

UHF's board of directors has appointed Oxiris Barbot, MD, as UHF's president and CEO, effective September 12, 2022.

Dr. Barbot led New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2018 to 2020. She brings deep experience in public health and a passionate commitment to racial justice, health equity, children’s well-being, and community health. 

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United Hospital Fund's 2022 Gala
Celebrating Leadership, Vision, and Commitment

A special event celebrating the work of UHF and saluting the outstanding contributions of four health care leaders: Robert S. Galvin, MD; Olajide Williams, MD; Jennifer Mieres, MD; and Anthony Shih, MD.

To be held in person at Cipriani 42nd Street on the evening of October 3, 2022. Register now or learn more.

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Special Section: COVID-19 Pandemic
UHF work related to the COVID-19 pandemic

This dedicated COVID-19 webpage has links to UHF’s various efforts related to the pandemic: resources, analysis, and commentary. Recent additions include commentaries on closing gaps in children's literacy and how health care can improve food security

COVID-19 Resources
Addressing Food Insecurity in New York
Opportunities at the intersection of food and health

Food insecurity is a devastating barrier to health—particularly for underserved and disinvested communities. To help address food insecurity, UHF analyzes policy and practice, and strives to foster partnerships between the health care system, social service providers, and communities. For recent work in this area, see our commentary on improving utilization in WIC, an analysis of how food insecurity is affecting New Yorkers and ways to address it (report and commentary), and recorded highlights from an expert webinar on food insecurity.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UHF
Improving equity in our work and in our workplace

United Hospital Fund is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Different backgrounds and points of view make for a more successful organization, and we aspire to reflect and include the diversity of the communities we serve.

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