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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Special Section: COVID-19 Pandemic
UHF work related to 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 helping the Asian-American community recover from the pandemic and innovative long-term care programs launched during the pandemic that are improving the lives of seniors.  

COVID-19 Resources
Introducing the PEDS Learning Network
Promoting child health equity

The PEDS Learning Network aims to reduce inequities in childhood by increasing the number of young children receiving primary care-based interventions that promote healthy development, address unmet social and developmental needs, and strengthen families. 

Learn more about the growing set of resources on child health equity, the urgency of change in this area, and our work nurturing the next generation of clinical leaders committed to improving early childhood development.

PEDS Learning Network
The COVID-19 Ripple Effect
Impact on children in New York

A new analysis estimates that COVID-19 has led to severe, long-lasting, and racially disparate repercussions on children in New York State. Conducted by UHF and Boston Consulting Group, the analysis estimates that between March and July 2020, 4,200 children experienced a parental death; and 325,000 children have been pushed into or near poverty as a result of the pandemic’s economic downturn.

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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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