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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Distinguished Community Service Award
Help us identify the next recipient of this prestigious award

Established by UHF in 1987, the DCSA annually recognizes outstanding voluntary leadership of a specific initiative that is improving health and health care in the metropolitan New York area. The award highlights the vital role of volunteer leadership in meeting specific health care needs, especially for vulnerable and underserved populations.

The nomination deadline is March 2, 2020.

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Strategies for Meaningful Change for New York Medicaid
New York State's DSRIP Program

New York launched the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program in 2014 to invest in system transformation, clinical improvement, and population health projects that promote community-level collaborations. UHF’s Medicaid Institute reviewed the first four years of these efforts to identify key lessons and promising practices. DSRIP Promising Practices includes brief examples of more than 30 case studies of DSRIP projects statewide.

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