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
  • Feb. 24, 2020
    A Year of Impact: UHF's 2019 Annual Report

    UHF’s annual report covers our priorities and accomplishments in a busy and productive year.

  • Jan. 31, 2020
    NYS Primary Care Core Measure Set

    Aiding practices in New York State's Advanced Primary Care program, the New York State Core Measure Set consists of 28 measures providing multipayer performance data across six domains.

  • Jan. 23, 2020 | Suzanne C. Brundage 
    Partnerships for Early Childhood Development: Year 2 Update

    PECD is a grant program and learning collaborative that helps child-serving primary care practices screen for and address unmet social needs through strong clinical-community partnerships. This report summarizes what was learned in the initiative's second year.