UHF in the News

UHF's work and insights play an important role, locally and nationally, in shaping media stories on a range of critical health care topics. Following is a recent sampling:

2016

  • Reuters quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF’s Families and Health Care Project, on the attention and resources needed to care for disabled children in U.S. Families Provide Billions In Unpaid Care To Kids With Special Needs, which was picked up by a number of news outlets (December 28, 2016).
  • Crain's Health Pulse writes about a recent roundtable at UHF and quotes Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, in the article "Why Some Hospital Patients Refuse Post-Acute Care" (December 22, 2016). 
  • In the article How One Real Estate Exec Rallied an Industry to Promote Organ Donations, Crain’s New York Business profiles Scott Salmirs, president and chief executive of ABM Industries, for his efforts to promote organ donation as a founder of Donate Eight, and noted that UHF honored him with its Distinguished Community Service Award in September (December 12, 2016).
  • In her weekly syndicated column Aging Matters, Carol Marak writes in “How Caregiving May Affect You” about a joint AARP/YHF report on supports for spousal caregivers (October 21, 2016). 
  • United Hospital Fund's Gala is featured in New York Social Diary, including 20 photos of the honorees and other attendees. (October 12, 2016)
  • Modern Healthcare publishes "It All Falls on Me," a new UHF report demonstrating that family caregivers feel unprepared for the medical tasks they are expected to perform at home for their loved ones. (September 29, 2016)
  • A Kaiser Health News piece, "Here's What Older People Need to Do to Prevent Hospital Readmissions," ran in dozens of media outlets, including the Washington Post, and provides a link to UHF's Next Step in Care website. (September 3, 2016)
  • Politico New York featured an article State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson's keynote address at UHF's annual Medicaid conference, saying his talk has "become a pseudo State of the Union address" on Medicaid issues.
  • Modern Healthcare published an article on a UHF report that provides a framework for value-based payment in children's health care. (July 13, 2016)

  • The "Children's Health Policy Blog" of the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute's Center for Children and Families published the commentary "Embracing an Opportunity to Measure Value in Children’s Health Care," written by UHF Senior Health Policy Analyst Suzanne Brundage. (June 22, 2016)

  • Politico New York featured an article on the publication of a new UHF report that found New York's individual insurance market is in "markedly better shape now than it was in 2013." (June 1, 2016)

  • The Staten Island Advance was one of the media outlets reporting on UHF's honoring of 28 trustees from throughout the New York metropolitan area at its Tribute to Hospital Trustees.  (May 11, 2016)

  • The graduation of the seventh class of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, which is co-led by UHF and Greater New York Hospital Association, was the subject of an article in Skyline News. (April 18, 2016)

  • UHF's new Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative--an effort to improve antibiotic prescribing practices, notable for its focus on the outpatient setting--is the subject of a a piece in the GrantWatch section of the Health Affairs Blog, "A New Arena for Reducing Antibiotic Misuse:  Outpatient Care," written by Hillary Jalon and Anne-Marie Audet, M.D.  (March 2016)

  • The cover story of Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging was the article “Family Caregiving: Looking to the Future,” which was co-written by Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, and Lynn Friss Feinberg of AARP. (Winter 2015-2016)

  • Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, was quoted in a Forbes article on why the presidential candidates are not talking about long-term care, noting that there’s not enough grassroots pressure because, “While you’re a

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