Health care can be dauntingly convoluted, with different factors affecting so many aspects of health. UHF works to improve health and health care on numerous fronts, including many “high-level” analyses of policies and systemwide practices. It can sometimes be hard to connect the dots between health care policy analysis and the daily lives of New Yorkers—especially as UHF is not a direct service organization, and as we cover so many different parts of the health care system.

Here we showcase some of the practical effects of our work: on-the-ground examples and stories of how UHF's varied efforts—running pilot programs, training quality leaders, analyzing policy changes, and more—have affected the lives and health of New Yorkers.

Stories of UHF's Impact
One Doctor's Story

Dramatic changes in quality of care and patient safety at a Brooklyn hospital, traced back to help from UHF's Clinical Quality Fellowship Program.

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Many Kinds of Help for a Complex Situation

Helping pediatric primary care practices connect with community-based organizations to address social and economic factors affecting young children.

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A Monumental Undertaking

Working closely with New York State as an independent source of analysis, research, and assessments--and helping usher in a major transformation of the Medicaid program.

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