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Two new reports outline the significant challenges hospital patients face when identifying post-acute care options, part of its Difficult Decisions project. One report gives the point of view of patients and their families; the other outlines the hospital staff's perspective. New York State Health Foundation supported the project.
UHF released a collection of resources to help health care providers focus on patient needs and goals, the result of an 18-month project to develop methods for eliciting self-reported accounts from primary care patients on their symptoms, status, and health goals.
UHF conducted a year-long inquiry to better understand why hospital discharge planning can fall short. The first in a series of reports based on that work, Difficult Decisions About Post-Acute Care and Why They Matter, spotlights the many factors that can hinder informed decision-making and limit care choices.
UHF released Antibiotic Stewardship for Acute Respiratory Infections—The Milstein Toolkit for Ambulatory Care Practices to help outpatient practices manage antibiotic prescribing.
Two remarkable individuals and an exceptional organization were honored at United Hospital Fund’s 2018 Gala held October 1, which drew more than 500 attendees and raised almost $1.3 million to support UHF’s work.
A new UHF report finds that New York State’s individual health insurance market largely held its ground in 2017, but it is still sicker and more costly than that of most other states.
A new UHF HealthWatch identifies New York City neighborhoods with high levels of housing insecurity, health care utilization, and Medicaid enrollment, and illustrates potential opportunities for Medicaid providers to address housing issues to support delivery of higher-quality care and improve health outcomes.
A UHF study published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology illustrates the need for robust outpatient antibiotic stewardship programs.
UHF has been helping health care providers partner with community-based organizations to screen for needed social or developmental services. One year in, the Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative offers valuable insights.
A new analysis of potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing patterns for Medicaid beneficiaries has found wide variations based on patient age, gender, race/ethnicity, county of residence, and individual insurance plans.
A report from the New York City Population Health Improvement Program, in which UHF is a partner, examines a shared-services model that could help small practices serve as medical homes and succeed in value-based payment arrangements.
A proposed federal rule on association health plans could alter Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions and roll back gains New York State has made. Under the new rule, New Yorkers would see higher costs for individuals and small groups seeking comprehensive coverage.
An innovative incremental approach to integrating behavioral health care into primary care is bringing that challenging goal within reach—and improving the quality of patient care—for small practices participating in a pioneering pilot.
Trustees from metropolitan-area hospitals and health care organizations were honored for their extraordinary commitment and leadership at this year's Tribute.
In invited testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Hospitals, UHF Vice President Chad Shearer laid out the importance of the Health + Hospitals safety net and the need to ensure it sustains its vital role.
Our latest annual report highlights some of the challenges we’ve addressed over the past year and the strategies we’re using to help build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker, especially the most vulnerable.
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.