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  • Support

    Support Support UHF's work would not be possible without the generosity of concerned and caring individuals, foundations, and corporations. Support UHF's work would not be possible without the generosity of concerned and caring individuals, foundations, and corporations. Our ...

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  • Criteria & Instruction

    Criteria & Instruction Criteria and Instructions on How to Apply for a Grant United Hospital Fund is not accepting letters of intent or unsolicited proposals at this time. When the application window is open, United Hospital Fund welcomes letters of intent from not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that succinctly describe a project with potential to improve health care for New Yorkers. Projects focused on improving care for vulnerable New Yorkers are encouraged. Generally, we do not prioritize projects primarily designed to improve care provided at a single organization without broader applicability or learning; instead, we encourage proposals that can have broader system impact or that include a substantial plan for dissemination and scale. To apply once letters of intent or unsolicited proposals are once again being accepted, please submit a letter ...

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  • UHF in the News

    UHF in the News 2021 City & State NY ranks UHF president Anthony Shih MD #43 on its  2021 Health Power 100  list, highlighting UHF's programs to help New Yorkers during the pandemic (January 19). NYCity News Service  cites ...

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    Sitemap NOTE: UHF redesigned this website in early 2019. The links below are updated manually; they give an overview of the website's structure but they are not comprehensive. For additional assistance, please contact us . ABOUT Mission & Core Values ...

  • Stock Gifts

    Stock Gifts Stock Gifts United Hospital Fund is pleased to accept donations of shares of stock.  Electronic transfer of stock shares is the most secure and expedient delivery process available and provides efficient internal control as well as cost savings ...

  • Planned Giving

    Planned Giving You can include UHF in your will or living trust with a designation of any amount, percentage, or specific asset, or by naming UHF a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy. When discussing your estate ...

  • 5 Critical Issues Facing New Yorkers

    5 Critical Issues Facing New Yorkers 5 Critical Issues Facing New Yorkers 1. Over 1 million New Yorkers lack health insurance coverage, and many more are underinsured, facing high and rising out-of-pocket costs. 2. Uneven quality and patient experiences stubbornly ...

  • Coverage and Access

    Coverage and Access Coverage and Access Promoting comprehensive, affordable health insurance and access to care for all New Yorkers Coverage and Access Promoting comprehensive, affordable health insurance and access to care for all New Yorkers New York is a national ...

  • Partnerships for Early Childhood Development

    Partnerships for Early Childhood Development Partnerships for Early Childhood Development There is currently wide recognition that health outcomes can be largely driven by factors outside of health care. Among young children and their families, unmet social needs can lead to ...

  • Implementing Federal Health Care Reform

    Implementing Federal Health Care Reform Implementing Federal Health Care Reform The Affordable Care Act and other federal health care reforms have helped New York reduce its uninsured rate by half from 2014 to 2017. In a series of issue briefs ...

  • Innovation Strategies

    Innovation Strategies Innovation Strategies Innovation Strategies The Innovation Strategies initiative, established in 2011, seeks to improve the performance of New York’s health care system—and the associated health of New Yorkers—by identifying, evaluating, and supporting the adoption of ...

  • Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative

    Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative: Videos United Hospital Fund sponsored a grant-funded initiative to support a learning collaborative that involved New York area hospitals and health systems working to improve outpatient antibiotic prescribing practices. In Phase II ...

  • Difficult Decisions About Post-Acute Care

    Difficult Decisions About Post-Acute Care Supported by a grant from the New York State Health Foundation   Finding the right post-acute care is a complex task for patients and family caregivers, making accessible information that can help them choose a provider ...

  • Primary Care Transformation

    Primary Care Transformation Supported by a contract from the New York State Department of Health (Health Research Incorporated)   Rising and unsustainable health care expenditures demand new approaches to organizing and paying for care, especially for those with chronic conditions. In ...

  • Health Care Leadership Award

    Health Care Leadership Award Health Care Leadership Award United Hospital Fund established the Health Care Leadership Award in 1998 to recognize extraordinary personal leadership and longstanding contributions to improving the health of New Yorkers and New York’s health care ...

  • Afya Foundation

    Afya Foundation Afya Foundation UHF Special Tribute, 2018 In 2018 we were pleased to salute Afya Foundation and its founder Danielle Butin for vital assistance to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and responses to crises worldwide. Within ...

  • Steven R. Swartz

    Steven R. Swartz Steven R. Swartz Health Care Leadership Award, 2019 In 2019, UHF was pleased to present the award to Steven R. Swartz for his leadership and Hearst’s work to help raise the standard of excellence in health ...

  • Robert Gore, MD

    Robert Gore, MD Robert Gore, MD Distinguished Community Service Award, 2017 In 2017 we saluted Robert Gore, MD, emergency department physician and founder and executive director of the Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI). Dr. Robert Gore, a Brooklyn native, deals ...

  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD

    Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD Back to Health Care Leadership Awards In 2016, UHF was pleased to present the Health Care Leadership Award to Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It takes enormous vision, optimism, and ...

  • PEDS Learning Network

    PEDS Learning Network SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM THE MOTHER CABRINI HEALTH FOUNDATION   The Pediatrics for an Equitable Developmental Start Learning Network aims to reduce inequities in childhood by increasing the number of young children receiving primary care-based interventions that ...

  • Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Northwell Health

    Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Northwell Health The Cohen Children’s Medical Center, located where Queens County and Nassau County meet, provides care to families from both counties but draws a majority of its patients from Queens. It is a ...

  • Pediatric Health Services at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital

    Pediatric Health Services at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital The pediatric clinic at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, located at 495 Beach 20th Street in Far Rockaway, Queens, is small. It is headed by Dr. Cynthia Criss, a board-certified pediatrician ...

  • Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone–Second Avenue

    Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone–Second Avenue The Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone–Second Avenue is located on Second Avenue in Brooklyn and is part of the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone’s ...

  • 2016 Medicaid Conference

    2016 Medicaid Conference UHF’s 2016 conference on Medicaid in New York focused on payment reform efforts, both planned and under way. Jason Helgerson, New York State Medicaid Director, delivered an opening keynote on implementing a new value-based payment model ...

  • Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, Phase II

    Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, Phase II Building on the first phase of the Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, eight pediatric providers and their community partners will work to further enhance their abilities to identify and address the social determinants ...

  • New York University School of Medicine

    New York University School of Medicine To foster the identification of Emergency Department patients at significant risk for future homelessness, and develop effective preventive interventions. To foster the identification of Emergency Department patients at significant risk for future homelessness, and ...

  • Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

    Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy To help ensure that the unique health needs of children are considered in New York's health care reform efforts, by assessing the impact on child health of various approaches to value-based payment, and disseminating ...

  • New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

    New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation To identify redesign options for the Health and Hospitals Corporation's (HHC's) Financial Assistance Program—HHC Options—to improve and expand access to care for uninsured populations and to align the program design with ...

  • New York Methodist Hospital

    New York Methodist Hospital To improve patient engagement in the hospital's Web-based patient portal through volunteer-led promotion and education activities. MyNYM is New York Methodist Hospital's Web-based patient portal, which provides patients with vital information about their medical history and ...

  • New York City AIDS Fund

    New York City AIDS Fund To help HIV/AIDS service organizations adjust to significant Federal and State changes in financing and service delivery by providing intensive technical assistance through a learning collaborative. In the past year, the implementation of the ...

  • Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center

    Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center To develop a volunteer program to support family caregivers of individuals with serious mental illness. For this new component of Lincoln's Integrated Collaborative Care and Wellness Program, 15 volunteers will be recruited to facilitate ...

  • Greater New York Hospital Association

    Greater New York Hospital Association To build provider capacity and quality of care through joint GNYHA/UHF activities aimed at building clinical leadership capacity in quality improvement through Year 12 of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program; and improving patient access ...

  • Corporation for Supportive Housing

    Corporation for Supportive Housing To increase the integration of health and housing in New York by scaling The Bronx Frequent Users of Hospital Systems (Bronx FUSE) Initiative, which helps communities identify and engage super utilizers of public systems and place ...

  • Transitions from Skilled Nursing Facility to Home: Improving Quality and Patient Family Experience

    Transitions from Skilled Nursing Facility to Home: Improving Quality and Patient Family Experience To improve the quality of patient care transitions from skilled nursing facilities to home or community-based settings through a learning collaborative that engages eight facilities in developing ...

  • Dr. Anne-Marie Audet Joins United Hospital Fund as Vice President

    Dr. Anne-Marie Audet Joins United Hospital Fund as Vice President Anne-Marie J. Audet has joined the United Hospital Fund as vice president to help shape and lead its new Quality Institute. Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., M.Sc., has joined ...

  • United Hospital Fund Report Outlines Four Crucial Implementation Challenges to Behavioral Health Reform to Better Serve Children in New York's Medicaid Program

    United Hospital Fund Report Outlines Four Crucial Implementation Challenges to Behavioral Health Reform to Better Serve Children in New York's Medicaid Program A new United Hospital Fund report highlights four implementation challenges that must be solved as part of a ...

  • Jim Tallon Announces Plan to Step Down as President of United Hospital Fund in Second Half of 2017

    Jim Tallon Announces Plan to Step Down as President of United Hospital Fund in Second Half of 2017 Jim Tallon has announced that he plans to step down as president of United Hospital Fund in the second half of 2017 ...

  • Report Presents Framework for a Value-Based Payment Strategy for Children's Health Care in New York

    Report Presents Framework for a Value-Based Payment Strategy for Children's Health Care in New York A new report issued jointly by United Hospital Fund and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy presents potential value-based payment models for children's health ...

  • New UHF Report Charts Health Insurance Market Changes in First Year of Full Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

    New UHF Report Charts Health Insurance Market Changes in First Year of Full Implementation of the Affordable Care Act An overview of New York's insurance markets, analyzing enrollment and financial data across health plans and lines of business to create ...

  • Home Health Care Refusals: Bridging the Communications Gap

    Home Health Care Refusals: Bridging the Communications Gap A roundtable sponsored by UHF and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation examines the reasons some people refuse follow-up home care services. Most health care providers would agree that acute ...

  • Suzanne Brundage Named First Patricia S. Levinson Fellow at United Hospital Fund

    Suzanne Brundage Named First Patricia S. Levinson Fellow at United Hospital Fund Suzanne Brundage, program director of the Children's Health Initiative at United Hospital Fund, has been selected as UHF's first Patricia S. Levinson Fellow. The annual fellowship will advance ...

  • PECD Learning Collaborative: Getting to Know You

    PECD Learning Collaborative: Getting to Know You Building working relationships was the challenge at the first Partnerships for Early Childhood Development learning collaborative meeting, when health care providers and community agencies, many of them strangers to each other, brainstormed on ...