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UHF Reports Highlight Challenges Faced by Patients, Families, and Providers During Transition to Post-Hospital Care

Release Date: 01.09.2019
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Two new reports outline the significant challenges hospital patients face when identifying the post-acute care option that can best meet their needs.

New UHF Resources Help Primary Care Practices Prioritize Patients’ Needs and Goals

Release Date: 12.17.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

To give patients more of a voice in their own care, UHF released a collection of resources to help providers take the patient's concerns into consideration.


United Hospital Fund Names Two Financial Executives to Its Board

Release Date: 12.14.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund named two new directors to its Board— Diane Gelman, chief transformation officer at TIAA, and Barbara Yastine, an executive in the financial services industry for the past 30 years

New Report Outlines What’s at Stake in Patient Decision-Making About Post-Acute Care

Release Date: 11.15.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF conducted a year-long inquiry to better understand why hospital discharge planning can fall short d and released the first in a series of reports based on that work.

UHF Releases Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit to Address One of the Biggest Public Health Risks Facing U.S.

Release Date: 11.08.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF released a  set of tools and guides designed to help outpatient practices appropriately prescribe antibiotics.

Despite Concerted Effort to roll back ACA in Washington, New York’s Individual Market Largely Held Its ground in 2017

Release Date: 10.08.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A new UHF report says concludes that New York State’s individual health insurance market largely held its ground in 2017.

New Report Identifies NYC Neighborhoods Where Medicaid Might Better Support Members’ Health by Addressing Housing Insecurity

Release Date: 07.26.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A UHF report identifies NYC neighborhoods where Medicaid might improve access to health care by addressing the housing needs. 

Early Childhood Initiative Screens Very Young Children for Psychosocial Needs, Finds Families Most Need Child Care and Adult Education

Release Date: 07.12.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

An early childhood initiative that partnered 11 health systems withcommunity-based organizations screened 5,534 very young children and their caregivers in New York City over the past year for socioeconomic factors that can affect a child’s health.

United Hospital Fund Launches Second Phase of Early Childhood Development Initiative to Address Social and Economic Factors Affecting Children’s Health

Release Date: 07.09.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF launched the second phase of its Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative to address social determinants affecting the health of very young children


Report Finds Wide Variation in Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing for NYS Medicaid Patients

Release Date: 06.22.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

An analysis of potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing patterns among New York’s Medicaid population found wide variations in prescribing rates.

Health Department, United Hospital Fund and Partners Release Joint Report on Small Primary Care Practices in New York City

Release Date: 06.14.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) report is intended to help small practices and their potential partners understand the economics of shared-services

In Wake of Individual Mandate Penalty Repeal, Federal Association Plan Rule Could Further Destabilize NY Markets

Release Date: 06.08.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A proposed federal rule on association health plans could alter Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions and roll back gains New York State has made, a new HealthWatch report finds. Under the new rule, New Yorkers would see higher costs for individuals and small groups seeking comprehensive coverage.

Small Primary Care Practices that Offer Behavioral Health Services Successfully Identifying Patients at Risk of Depression

Release Date: 05.30.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Small primary care practices participating in a grant-funded project that is helping them bring behavioral health services into their practices say they are successfully identifying at-risk individuals and improving quality of care, a new UHF issue brief reports.

Clinical Quality Fellowship Program: Celebrating the Newest Group of Quality Leaders

Release Date: 05.01.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program held its culminating dinner for the 2017-18 class of 19 physicians and 9 nurses. 

United Hospital Fund Honors 26 Health Care Trustees

Release Date: 04.30.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund presented Distinguished Trustee Awards to 26 trustees from New York metropolitan-area hospitals and health care organizations. 

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