Clinical-Community Partnerships

Bringing health care and communities together to improve lifelong well-being

Clinical-Community Partnerships

Bringing health care and communities together to improve lifelong well-being

Optimal health cannot be achieved without going beyond the health care system itself. Stressors like inadequate housing, unemployment, poor nutrition, and poverty—known as “social determinants of health”—can cause lasting, lifelong effects on physical and emotional well-being. UHF works at the intersection of health care, social service agencies, and communities to promote a comprehensive approach to helping patients and families live long, healthy, and productive lives.

Current initiatives: Children's Health Initiative, Family Caregiving, Innovation Strategies, Medicaid Institute, Quality Institute

 
Publications
July 16, 2019
DSRIP Promising Practices: Strategies for Meaningful Change for New York Medicaid

Identifying key lessons and promising practices from the first four years of New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program.

June 24, 2019
It's About Trust: Parents' Perspectives on Pediatricians Screening for Social Needs

A report from Public Agenda, based on interviews with low-income parents in New York City, explores how pediatricians can identify vulnerable children and families and connect them through community partners to appropriate services and supports.

June 6, 2019
Complex Construction: A Framework for Building Clinical-Community Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health

A UHF framework designed to help primary care providers screen their patients for social determinants of health and partner with community-based organizations that can respond to patient needs.