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  • Improving Nutrition and Infant Health Through WIC: Opportunities During and Beyond a Public Health Crisis

    Improving Nutrition and Infant Health Through WIC: Opportunities During and Beyond a Public Health Crisis The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the historical barriers preventing many eligible families from receiving help from nutrition assistance programs. This issue brief explores why Medicaid ...

  • A Vital Opportunity: How Health Care Can Improve Food Security

    A Vital Opportunity: How Health Care Can Improve Food Security Hospitals and other health care systems are uniquely situated to improve food security in their communities; but food insecurity will not be solved by the health care system alone, and ...

  • Transforming Primary Pediatric Care: Lessons Learned from PEDS Learning Network Health Equity Projects

    Transforming Primary Pediatric Care: Lessons Learned from PEDS Learning Network Health Equity Projects What is health equity and why does it matter? According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, health equity, at its most fundamental, means that everyone has a ...

  • Closing Gaps in Literacy, Equity, and Access

    Closing Gaps in Literacy, Equity, and Access More than 1.5 billion students worldwide have experienced school closures because of the pandemic, including at least tens of millions in the U.S. These interruptions have caused irreversible consequences for school-age ...

  • Medicaid’s Growth: Failure or Success Story?

    Medicaid’s Growth: Failure or Success Story? Tony Shih's message from the spring/summer 2022 issue of Blueprint In April, New York State enacted its largest-ever state budget at $220 billion. Health-related expenses were by far the costliest item, including ...

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  • 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 1. To provide the communities hardest-hit by COVID-19 with practical advice on how to maintain employer-based insurance coverage or find new coverage, we created a free consumer guide, Grim Times and Health Insurance , published in five ...

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  • 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 The Excellence in Health Care Award for Quality Improvement Champions was established by UHF in 2019 to honor extraordinary personal leadership to improve quality of care, patient safety, and patient experience ...

  • 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 ...

  • Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

    Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. Back to Health Care Leadership Awards UHF is proud to present the Health Care Leadership Award to Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., in recognition of his personal leadership and TIAA’s role as one of the largest ...

  • New York Medicaid Current Enrollment

    New York Medicaid Current Enrollment Last updated 10/10/22 Current Medicaid Enrollment by County The map below displays the percentage of the population of each county enrolled in Medicaid, which ranges widely across the state. Counties are shaded based ...

  • New York Medicaid Expenditures

    New York Medicaid Expenditures Expenditures by Government Payers New York’s Medicaid program is funded through a combination of federal, state, and local dollars. The federal government reimburses 50% of most New York Medicaid costs, with higher matching rates for ...

  • Access, Coverage, and Primary Care

    Access, Coverage, and Primary Care Even with arguably the most robust safety net for health insurance coverage and access in the country—along with some of the country’s largest health systems—too many New Yorkers still struggle to obtain ...

  • Quality and Efficiency in Brooklyn

    Quality and Efficiency in Brooklyn Dramatic changes in quality of care and patient safety at The Brooklyn Hospital Center are hard to overstate. The hospital used to have hundreds of hospital-acquired infections each year—now it has almost none. Avoidable ...

  • GivingTuesday 2021

    GivingTuesday 2021 920EA8FC-3D48-400A-893A-ACBD45170173 Created with sketchtool. Support UHF Every New Yorker deserves good health care. You can help. Donate Now Thanksgiving message from Tony Shih 0002F5BE-1640-40F5-9D81-D091B6986488 Created with sketchtool. Wishing good health to you and to our community All of ...

  • Class of 2022-23

    Class of 2022-23 Mina Attaalla, DO, SBH Health System Jenna Blind, RN, DNP, MS, NYU Langone Health/Long Island Johanna Cabassa, MD, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Tracey Capers, RN, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Lisa Casale, MD, Hackensack Meridian Health/Hackensack ...

  • 2022 Medicaid Conference

    2022 Medicaid Conference The 2022 conference featured a keynote by Amir Bassiri, NYSDOH Medicaid Director. A recording of the conference sessions can be viewed  here . The conference agenda, speaker bios, and additional information are listed below. Links to Conference Resources ...

  • UHF Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, Stage II

    UHF Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, Stage II While much effort on the critical issue of antibiotic resistance focuses on the inpatient setting, UHF'​s Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative Stage I engaged hospital-owned outpatient practices in analyzing prescribing practices and developing ...

  • Greater New York Hospital Association Two

    Greater New York Hospital Association Two To increase provider capacity and enhance the quality of care within health systems across the greater New York region by building quality improvement leadership and by supporting hospitals and nursing homes in developing antibiotic ...

  • Data & Society Research Institute

    Data & Society Research Institute To generate an overview of New York-based activity to develop relevant apps, clinical decision tools, connected devices, and other assistive digital health technology for patients with multiple chronic conditions, and to create a framework for ...

  • Montefiore Medical Center

    Montefiore Medical Center To support integration of behavioral health care services into small to medium-sized primary care practices by developing an implementation framework and guide to evidence-based models—especially timely as Performing Provider Systems, under New York's Delivery System Reform ...

  • Community Service Society of New York

    Community Service Society of New York To explore policy options for affordable health insurance coverage for undocumented immigrants, and to discuss those options in a report that will be presented to policymakers and key stakeholders. While health insurance coverage expansions ...

  • Greater New York Hospital Association Four

    Greater New York Hospital Association Four To enhance the long-standing quality improvement infrastructure collaboratively led by the United Hospital Fund and Greater New York Hospital Association. In 2005, the Fund and the Greater New York Hospital Association formed a partnership ...