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  • Campaign for a Healthier New York

    Campaign for a Healthier New York UHF's Campaign for a Healthier New York Improving Health and Health Care for Every New Yorker In these challenging times for health care and New York, UHF’s work to build an effective ...

  • Improving New York Medicaid

    Improving New York Medicaid UHF’s Pivotal Role in Improving New York Medicaid A monumental undertaking Each year, New York State spends more than $70 billion through its Medicaid program to care for 6 million vulnerable residents. Because of this ...

  • Resources for Smoother Transitions

    Resources for Smoother Transitions As part of the Skilled Nursing Facility Learning Collaborative , UHF developed a digital resource library to help SNFs as they worked on improving their processes. They were initially shared via a private site and are now ...

  • 2020-2021 Fellowship Cohort

    2020-2021 Fellowship Cohort 2020-2021 PEDS Learning Network Fellows Danielle Fleissig, MD, Jordan Health Lauren Jen, MD, Children’s Aid Society Caroline Kirby, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center Amelia Koethen, MsED, MHC, Albany Medical Center Pediatrics Nancy Jade Lee, MD ...

  • Support Beta

    Support Beta DONATE Support UHF Today Donate to the Annual Fund Your unrestricted gift to the Campaign for a Healthier New York will help UHF as it works to build an effective and equitable health care system for every New ...

  • 2023 Honorees

    2023 Honorees BronxCare Health System Gilda Diaz-Fuentes, MD, Chief, Pulmonary/Critical Care The Brooklyn Hospital Center Anu Iyer , MS, CPHQ, CJCP, Senior Director, Quality Management Coalition of Asian-American IPA (CAIPA) Xiaoxia Zhang , MD, CAIPA Member, CAIPA Shareholder Catholic Health   Chukwuma ...

  • Partnerships for Early Childhood Development

    Partnerships for Early Childhood Development To identify and address selected psychosocial risks to development associated with childhood and family poverty, through screening of young children in pediatric primary care practices and referrals to partnering community-based social service organizations for needed ...

  • Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care (PROPC)-NY Initiative

    Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care (PROPC)-NY Initiative To better understand patient perspectives and help prioritize the patient voice in the delivery of high-quality primary care in New York by advancing the use of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs). The Institute ...

  • UHF Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative

    UHF Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative To address the critical issue of antibiotic resistance—to date a focus of work primarily in inpatient settings—by engaging hospital-owned outpatient practice sites in analyzing the factors affecting prescribing practices and developing a comprehensive ...

  • The Health Indicators Performance Improvement Project

    The Health Indicators Performance Improvement Project To help community-based senior-serving organizations build capacity to implement data-driven, results-oriented health and wellness programs. JASA (3 sites) $30,000 Carter Burden Center (2 sites) $20,000 Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project ...

  • Isabella Geriatric Center/Together on Diabetes-NYC

    Isabella Geriatric Center/Together on Diabetes-NYC To bridge Together on Diabetes-NYC service operations while Isabella Geriatric Center and a large health plan complete and implement a reimbursement agreement covering Together on Diabetes-NYC services so the program is self-sustaining. Since 2011 ...

  • Together on Diabetes-NYC Two

    Together on Diabetes-NYC Two These grants provide additional support related to the development and testing of the model program in Washington Heights the Fund began in 2011 to help seniors better understand and manage their diabetes. Isabella Geriatric Center ($15 ...

  • Greater New York Hospital Association Five

    Greater New York Hospital Association Five To enhance the quality improvement infrastructure that was collaboratively established by the United Hospital Fund and Greater New York Hospital Association in 2005, with annual grant support from the Fund. Since 2005, when the ...

  • City Harvest

    City Harvest To provide nutrition and cooking courses at locations in Washington Heights for the diabetic seniors participating in the Fund's Together on Diabetes-NYC program. Building on City Harvest's successful initial integration into the Together on Diabetes-NYC program, the organization ...

  • Health Leads

    Health Leads To improve the access of low-income families to housing, food, job training, and other essential resources by integrating automatic screening and referrals to supportive services into clinical care. The health care system is not designed to address the ...

  • Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, Phase III

    Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, Phase III In the third and final phase of the program, eight pediatric providers and their community partners will continue their partnerships to screen and refer families to needed community supports, and an initiative-wide evaluation ...

  • Transitions from Skilled Nursing Facility to Home: Improving Quality and Patient Family Experience (Year 2)

    Transitions from Skilled Nursing Facility to Home: Improving Quality and Patient Family Experience (Year 2) In the second year of this learning collaborative for skilled nursing facilities, the focus will be on implementing interventions that prioritize the needs and preferences ...

  • Community Service Society of New York

    Community Service Society of New York To ensure that up to 9 million New Yorkers. who must recertify eligibility for state health programs at the end of the COVID-19 public emergency, remain covered. Keep New York Covered Initiative To ensure ...

  • Next Step in Care

    Next Step in Care Quarterly electronic publication providing an overview of UHF's work in in family caregiving. (Ceased publication in 2017; archived copies at link below.)

  • Publications

    Publications

  • Annual Reports

    Annual Reports Annual Reports Annual Reports Each year our annual report features vision statements from our president and our board chairman, updates on major initiatives and accomplishments, a list of grants awarded during the fiscal year, and a capsule financial ...

  • Your Gift at Work

    Your Gift at Work Your Gift at Work Thanks to you, UHF has been able to do all this and more 1. To provide the communities hardest-hit by COVID-19 with practical advice on how to maintain employer-based insurance coverage or ...

  • Newsletters

    Newsletters

  • Newsroom

    Newsroom Newsroom Media inquiries and resources Newsroom Media inquiries and resources UHF's experts help make sense of our changing health care system. Our team of experts is a valuable resource for researchers, and journalists alike and our work and ...

  • Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

    Privacy Policy and Terms of Use TERMS OF USE Last updated: October 12, 2018 Welcome to the United Hospital Fund of New York City (“UHF”) website. These Terms of Use (“Terms”), sets forth the terms and conditions for your use ...

  • Mission & Core Values

    Mission & Core Values How We Work UHF has been providing analysis, convening, and thought leadership on key health policy issues in New York for decades, with recent successful initiatives focused on expanding affordable health insurance coverage, improving health care quality and efficiency, and developing clinical-community partnerships. Core Values Integrity . We are committed to rigorous and objective inquiry and analysis, embracing our role as an independent, trusted source of information.  Equity . We focus our activities on improving the lives of underserved, disadvantaged populations, as we believe that all people deserve the opportunity to lead long, healthy lives. Collaboration . We believe that to find solutions to complex problems we need participation from a wide range of stakeholders, and actively seek partners in our work.  Long view . We take a long-term perspective, tackling persistent problems that require systemic solutions.  Program Priorities Our core activities are research and policy analysis, convening, knowledge dissemination, collaborative initiatives, capacity building, and grant making. Key priorities include:  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. More than one million New Yorkers are still uninsured, and that number is likely rising. 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.  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. Addressing individual social needs and the broader social determinants of health requires new and productive relationships between the health care system, public health agencies, and communities. History UHF has played a central role in addressing critical health care issues facing New York since 1879. Learn more about UHF's history and the many organizations we have collaborated with and helped launch. Learn More The pages of this website contain a wealth of information on UHF’s work, including downloadable copies of most of its publications. To be added to any of our mailing lists, or to comment on any aspect of our work, please send us an e-mail ; to receive regular updates and periodic newsletters, please  register and subscribe here . The information you provide will not be used for any purpose other than keeping you informed of UHF’s work; please see our complete privacy policy ...

  • NSIC-testpage

    NSIC-testpage Next Step in Care TEST PAGE Testing different landing page for NSIC guides Next Step in Care TEST PAGE Testing different landing page for NSIC guides The Next Step in Care project, created by the United Hospital Fund, provides ...

  • Our Work

    Our Work 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 ...

  • Clinical-Community Partnerships

    Clinical-Community Partnerships Clinical-Community Partnerships Bringing health care and communities together to improve lifelong well-being Clinical-Community Partnerships Bringing health care and communities together to improve lifelong well-being Optimal health cannot be achieved without going beyond the health care system itself. Stressors ...

  • Children's Health Initiative

    Children's Health Initiative The Children's Health Initiative Team Susan Olivera, MPH Click to see email address Read Bio   X Susan Olivera, MPH Click to see email address Susan’s primary focus at UHF is building and managing the ...

  • Engaging Parents and Educators to Improve Primary Care

    Engaging Parents and Educators to Improve Primary Care "A deepened understanding of parental perspectives is necessary to partner successfully with parents and to build trust between families and health providers." Suzanne C. Brundage Director, Children’s Health Initiative Pediatric primary ...

  • Antibiotic Stewardship

    Antibiotic Stewardship Antibiotic Stewardship Program Working with greater New York area health care systems to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant organisms Nationally, studies have shown that up to 50 percent of antibiotic use is inappropriate. Improved stewardship efforts are critical ...

  • Class of 2018-19

    Class of 2018-19 CQFP Class of 2018-19 Participants in the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program Alpna Aggarwal, DO — Northwell Health, Cohen Children’s Medical Center Amanda Anderson, MSN, MPA, RN, CCRN — Mount Sinai Hospital Lisa Barbarotta, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCNS — Yale New ...

  • Class of 2016-17

    Class of 2016-17 CQFP Class of 2016-17 Participants in the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program Chinyere Anyaogu, MD, NYC Health + Hospitals, North Central Bronx Hospital Natalie Bell, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, OCN, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Bernard Biviano, MD, FACS, FACP ...

  • Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care

    Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care PROPC-NY Learning Collaborative What outcome measures are meaningful to patients? To increase patient engagement and the patient voice in health care, the Quality Institute has advanced the use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures with a learning ...

  • Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN UHF Special Tribute, 2019 In 2019, UHF saluted Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN—Dean, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, and President, American Academy of Nursing—for ...

  • Lynne Holden, MD

    Lynne Holden, MD Lynne Holden, MD Distinguished Community Service Award, 2019 In 2019, we saluted Lynne Holden, MD, President and Co-founder, Mentoring in Medicine, Inc., for inspiring and equipping disadvantaged and low-income students to become health care professionals. When Alexa ...

  • Excellence in Health Care Award for Quality Improvement Champions

    Excellence in Health Care Award for Quality Improvement Champions Excellence in Health Care Award Honoring quality improvement champions The Excellence in Health Care Award for Quality Improvement Champions was established by UHF in 2019 to honor extraordinary personal leadership to ...

  • Jennie L. and Richard K. DeScherer

    Jennie L. and Richard K. DeScherer Jennie & Richard DeScherer Distinguished Community Service Award, 2014 In 2014, we saluted Jennie and Richard DeScherer for their outstanding leadership of the SLE Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute. Jennie DeScherer first ...

  • COVID-19 Pediatric Provider Resources

    COVID-19 Pediatric Provider Resources Last updated April 30, 2021. For some families, the COVID-19 pandemic may have severe and long-lasting effects. Some children will have lost parents or guardians, others may have been pushed into poverty or near-poverty due to ...

  • COVID-19

    COVID-19 Links: Online resources for parents and pediatric providers To aid parents and pediatric and social service providers as they respond to numerous challenges arising from COVID-19, UHF's Children’s Health Initiative has compiled two lists of resources from ...

  • Mount Sinai Pediatric Associates

    Mount Sinai Pediatric Associates Mount Sinai Pediatric Associates is part of the Mount Sinai Hospital system and a training site for Icahn School of Medicine pediatric residents. Located at Madison Avenue and East 100th Street on the Upper East Side ...

  • Partnering with Parents and Communities

    Partnering with Parents and Communities Understanding the communities in which families live and the concerns of parents can help clinicians identify and prioritize barriers to high-quality care pediatric care. These issues can range from operational concerns like wait times for ...

  • Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP

    Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP Back to Gould Visiting Scholar Program Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP, is a primary care internist at Bellevue Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor of Population Health and Medicine at the NYU School of ...

  • 2019 Medicaid Conference

    2019 Medicaid Conference UHF’s 2019 conference on Medicaid in New York featured a keynote by Donna Frescatore, New York State Medicaid Director, that highlighted the State’s progress toward ensuring that all New Yorkers have health coverage and achieving ...