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
Oct. 22, 2019
Healthier Homes, Healthier Childhoods: How Medicaid Can Address the Housing Conditions Contributing to Pediatric Asthma

Focusing on indoor air quality as a key aspect of substandard housing in New York City, this HealthWatch brief identifies neighborhoods that Medicaid providers and health plans might target to reduce asthma-related health care utilization through housing interventions—primarily looking at children enrolled in Medicaid and suggesting where interventions might be most needed.

Aug. 22, 2019
Reforming Payment for Children's Long-Term Health

Lessons from New York State's value-based payment effort, focused on children's health care.

Aug. 6, 2019
A Model for Improving and Assessing Outpatient Stewardship Initiatives for Acute Respiratory Infections

Results from an observational study evaluating the effectiveness of antibiotic stewardship interventions in New York City outpatient settings.