Our core activities are research and policy analysis, convening, knowledge dissemination, collaborative initiatives, capacity building, and grantmaking. Key priorities include the following. 

 

Supporting comprehensive health insurance coverage and access to services. Universal, affordable, accessible health insurance offering comprehensive coverage is a prerequisite for obtaining adequate care—and for an effective, equitable health care system. New York has made remarkable leaps forward in decreasing the percent of residents without health insurance. But over 1 million New Yorkers still lack insurance and many more are underinsured.
Current initiatives: Children's Health Initiative, Health Insurance Project, Innovation Strategies, Medicaid Institute

Promoting improvements in the quality and efficiency of health care delivery. Working with a broad range of partners, UHF is advancing transformative approaches to primary care, integration of behavioral and physical health care services, health care quality measurement and improvement, and transitions from institutional care to the home care setting. 
Current initiatives: Children's Health Initiative, Family Caregiving, Innovation Strategies, Medicaid Institute, Quality Institute

Fostering collaborations between the health care delivery system and communities. For both individuals and specific populations, health status is in large part a function of factors outside the doctor’s office, including the social determinants of health. Addressing those requires new and productive relationships between the health care sector and community services.
Current initiatives: Children's Health Initiative, Family Caregiving, Innovation Strategies, Medicaid Institute, Quality Institute