Improving Health Care for Every New Yorker

Statement from United Hospital Fund
Condemning Racism and Injustice

How do we move forward? We stand with others to condemn racism and injustice, but this is not enough. We must use the tools and skills available to each of us to right the wrongs.

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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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Special Section: COVID-19 Pandemic
UHF work related to the rapidly evolving coronavirus emergency

UHF is introducing a new web page with links to our various efforts related to COVID-19: resources, analysis, and commentary. Recent additions: a consumer guide to keeping insurance coverage during the pandemic, now available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Bengali, and Creole; and a commentary on how cities can learn from the current crisis and become more resilient. 

COVID-19 Resources
New York and the Coronavirus
Thank you, health care workers.

This is a uniquely challenging time for New York's health care system. United Hospital Fund applauds health care workers across the tristate area who are selflessly working around the clock to address the spread of coronavirus. We encourage everyone to stay safe and heed the advice of health professionals. For up-to-date information, please visit the coronavirus pages of the CDC, the New York State Department of Health, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

NYC Info on COVID-19
UHF at Work
 
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