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  • Family Caregivers on the Job

    Family Caregivers on the Job This volume captures a year's worth of fruitful debate among experts convened from around the country to analyze the limitations of ADLs and IADLs and to explore alternatives. More than 27 million family caregivers in ...

  • The Illusion of Choice: Why Decisions About Post-Acute Care Are Difficult for Patients and Family Caregivers

    The Illusion of Choice: Why Decisions About Post-Acute Care Are Difficult for Patients and Family Caregivers Second in the “Difficult Decisions” series of reports on the many factors that go into hospital discharge planning, with a focus on the experiences ...

  • Recent Trends and Future Directions for the Medical Home Model in New York

    Recent Trends and Future Directions for the Medical Home Model in New York Fourth in a series of reports monitoring the growth of the medical home model in New York, as measured by the number of practices recognized as Patient-Centered ...

  • A Year of Progress and Partnerships: UHF’s 2018 Annual Report

    A Year of Progress and Partnerships: UHF’s 2018 Annual Report UHF’s annual report provides some concrete examples of what building a more effective health system for every New Yorker might look like. What does building a more effective ...

  • Achieving Payment Reform for Children Through Medicaid and Stakeholder Collaboration

    Achieving Payment Reform for Children Through Medicaid and Stakeholder Collaboration Harnessing payment reform to improve children's health The related press release can be found here . Overhauling payments for children's health care so that quality and outcomes are rewarded—rather than ...

  • Home Alone Revisited: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care

    Home Alone Revisited: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care New data on what family caregivers who perform medical and nursing tasks are experiencing. Half of the nation's 40 million family caregivers are performing complicated medical and nursing tasks, including giving injections ...

  • It's About Trust: Parents' Perspectives on Pediatricians Screening for Social Needs

    It's About Trust: Parents' Perspectives on Pediatricians Screening for Social Needs A report from Public Agenda, based on interviews with low-income parents in New York City, explores how pediatricians can identify vulnerable children and families and connect them through community ...

  • Mile Marker or High-Water Mark? Tracking New York's Progress in Covering the Uninsured

    Mile Marker or High-Water Mark? Tracking New York's Progress in Covering the Uninsured A HealthWatch brief on New York’s progress in covering the uninsured, and obstacles to reaching the 1.1 million who still lack health insurance. This work ...

  • Healthier Homes, Healthier Childhoods: How Medicaid Can Address the Housing Conditions Contributing to Pediatric Asthma

    Healthier Homes, Healthier Childhoods: How Medicaid Can Address the Housing Conditions Contributing to Pediatric Asthma Focusing on indoor air quality as a key aspect of substandard housing in New York City, this HealthWatch brief identifies neighborhoods that Medicaid providers and ...

  • A Year of Impact: UHF's 2019 Annual Report

    A Year of Impact: UHF's 2019 Annual Report UHF’s annual report covers our priorities and accomplishments in a busy and productive year. To address complex and evolving challenges in health care and to maximize our own effectiveness, UHF focuses ...

  • The Top Ten Things Caregivers Don't Want to Hear...

    The Top Ten Things Caregivers Don't Want to Hear... Carol Levine, Director of the Fund's Families and Health Care Project, presents a collection of the kinds of unsolicited advice, unwelcome criticism, and undeserved praise that she and other caregivers receive ...

  • Preparing for the New Normal

    Preparing for the New Normal If there's one thread that runs through all of UHF's work, it's the knowledge that health care is in an extended period of flux. Our efforts must be more anticipatory, and responsive, than ever. Andrea ...

  • Keeping Patient Engagement Relevant

    Keeping Patient Engagement Relevant What do we mean when we say "patient engagement"? What related myths can we lay to rest? And how do we ensure that our public debate fosters meaningful implementation? There's general agreement in health policy circles ...

  • Breaking a Fifty-Year Compact

    Breaking a Fifty-Year Compact The approach taken by the latest health care proposal would break a 50-year federal-state compact and threaten New York's coverage and quality achievements. New York has overwhelmingly embraced the Affordable Care Act, taking advantage of subsidies ...

  • A Message from Tony Shih

    A Message from Tony Shih UHF's new president, Tony Shih, MD, MPH, introduces himself and looks to the future. Dear Friends, In recent months, all of us have had a front-row seat as our nation grapples with important health policy ...

  • Why UHF is Spearheading Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts

    Why UHF is Spearheading Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts Why UHF expanded its antibiotic stewardship to the outpatient setting and to nursing homes. This year's flu season is the worst in almost a decade and still getting worse, according to federal officials ...

  • Is Health Care Quality Improving?

    Is Health Care Quality Improving? Asking whether health care quality is really improving may not be the right question at all. Recently, I had a spirited debate with a colleague on whether health care quality and patient safety have improved ...

  • What Does Price Transparency Have to Do with Patient Empowerment?

    What Does Price Transparency Have to Do with Patient Empowerment? There are numerous steps between greater price transparency and a more empowered patient, and it’s a more complex issue than it might look like at first glance. One of ...

  • Pushing for Improvement One Step at a Time

    Pushing for Improvement One Step at a Time Improving the health care system is rarely about sweeping and dramatic changes. More often than not, progress is achieved through incremental steps. Health care policy has dominated the headlines for yet another ...

  • The Virus Has No Boundaries: How COVID-19 Affects People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    The Virus Has No Boundaries: How COVID-19 Affects People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; this commentary outlines the difficulties and needs of this vulnerable population. Disclaimer: The ...

  • Health Insurance: Rethinking Goals Amid Interrupted Progress

    Health Insurance: Rethinking Goals Amid Interrupted Progress Re-evaluating health insurance coverage goals and confronting fundamental inequity and unfairness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Times of crisis can bring clarity to fundamental problems. While we've witnessed the heroic actions of many health ...

  • Emergency Department Visits in the Age of COVID: Some Lessons Learned

    Emergency Department Visits in the Age of COVID: Some Lessons Learned Yves Duroseau, MD, MPH, chairman of emergency medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, examines how emergency department use may have been affected by the coronavirus. Disclaimer: The views presented here ...

  • As Vaccines Roll Out, It Is Essential to Accommodate Those With Disabilities

    As Vaccines Roll Out, It Is Essential to Accommodate Those With Disabilities Disclaimer: The views presented here are of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of United Hospital Fund, its staff, or its board of directors. New ...

  • About

    About United Hospital Fund works to build an effective and equitable health care system for every New Yorker. An independent, nonprofit organization, we are a force for improvement, analyzing public policy to inform decision-makers, finding common ground among diverse stakeholders ...

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  • UHF History

    UHF History A Brief History United Hospital Fund was founded by hospital trustees and other concerned New Yorkers in 1879 as an innovative approach to organizing charitable support for voluntary, nonprofit hospitals in New York City and to help solve ...

  • Our Grantmaking

    Our Grantmaking United Hospital Fund awards approximately $1 million annually in grants to (1) develop, implement, and evaluate innovative health care models and tools with the potential for adoption by other providers, (2) conduct policy analysis of significant health system ...

  • Initiatives

    Initiatives Initiatives Program and education work on key topics in health care UHF analyzes public policy to inform decision-makers, finds common ground among diverse stakeholders, and develops and supports innovative programs that improve the quality, accessibility, affordability, and experience of ...

  • Board of Directors & Officers

    Board of Directors & Officers Honorary Directors Rev. Dr. John E. Carrington John K. Castle Timothy C. Forbes Barbara P. Gimbel Michael R. Golding, MD Robert C. Osborne, Sr. Michael A. Stocker, MD, MPH Frederick W. Telling, PhD Chair Emeritus J. Barclay Collins II President Emeritus James R. Tallon, Jr. Officers John C. Simons Chair Anthony Shih, MD President Jo Ivey Boufford, MD Vice Chair Quincy McLain, CPA Treasurer Sally J. Rogers Chad Shearer Senior Vice Presidents Quincy McLain, CPA Vaughn R. Murria Vice Presidents Amanda A. Williams Corporate Secretary Directors Jo Ivey Boufford, MD Clinical Professor of Global Health, School of Global Public Health, New York University   Dale C. Christensen, Jr. Senior Counsel,  Seward & Kissel LLP   J. Barclay Collins II Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Hess Corporation   Margaret Crotty Chief Executive Officer, Partnership with Children   Samuel J. Daniel, MD, FACP, FACG Assistant Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mount Sinai ...

  • Legacy Society Profile: Robert A. and Patricia S. Levinson

    Legacy Society Profile: Robert A. and Patricia S. Levinson Robert A. and Patricia S. Levinson Legacy Society Profile Passion for Health Care Sparks Thoughtful Giving Reprinted from the Spring 2017 issue of Blueprint. Pat and Bob Levinson’s 61-year marriage ...

  • Legacy Society Profile: J Barclay Collins II

    Legacy Society Profile: J Barclay Collins II J. Barclay Collins II Legacy Society Profile Helping Sustain UHF's Future UHF’s Legacy Society honors and recognizes those who have included a bequest or other type of planned gift arrangement for ...

  • NSIC Transitions

    NSIC Transitions Helping Family Caregivers with Transitions TESTPAGE "I'm caring for someone in a [home / hospital / rehab] moving to [home / hospital / rehab / hospice / LTC]" Helping Family Caregivers with Transitions TESTPAGE "I'm caring for someone in a [home / hospital ...

  • Initiatives

    Initiatives Initiatives Program and education work on key topics in health care UHF analyzes public policy to inform decision-makers, finds common ground among diverse stakeholders, and develops and supports innovative programs that improve the quality, accessibility, affordability, and experience of ...

  • First 1,000 Days on Medicaid Initiative

    First 1,000 Days on Medicaid Initiative The First 1,000 Days Ten-Point Action Plan Braided funding for early childhood mental health consultations —to unite several state agencies to co-fund training for early childhood teachers on how to support healthy ...

  • Public and Private Health Insurance Markets

    Public and Private Health Insurance Markets Public and Private Health Insurance Markets Health care policymaking is extremely complex, as many decisions can have unintended consequences—helping one population, provider type, health plan or market segment, but disadvantaging another. A hallmark ...

  • Medicaid Institute

    Medicaid Institute The Medicaid Institute Team Emily Arsen, MPH Click to see email address X Emily Arsen, MPH Click to see email address Sarah Scaffidi, MSc Click to see email address X Sarah Scaffidi, MSc Click to see email address ...

  • Clinical Quality Fellowship Program

    Clinical Quality Fellowship Program What Is the CQFP? Reflections on 10 Years of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program Click below to see a brief video celebrating years of this influential program. Includes assessments from Lorraine Ryan, Deborah Halper, Hillary Jalon ...

  • Empowering New Yorkers with Quality Measures They Value

    Empowering New Yorkers with Quality Measures They Value Supported by a grant from the New York State Health Foundation   Measurement sets and public reporting have become integral to health care reform efforts, yet too often they don’t provide the ...

  • Earlier Quality Improvement Projects

    Earlier Quality Improvement Projects Resources and information from UHF’s prior quality improvement collaboratives can be found using the links below. Caring for Your Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): A Guide for Patients and Family Caregivers   Implementing New York State ...

  • How's My Health Dashboard

    How's My Health Dashboard SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM THE NEW YORK STATE HEALTH FOUNDATION   United Hospital Fund is working with Mount Sinai St Luke’s to develop a prototype for a new digital resource, How’s My Health ...

  • DCSA

    DCSA The Distinguished Community Service Award annually recognizes exceptional voluntary leadership of a specific initiative that is improving health and health care in the New York metropolitan area. The award is presented annually at UHF's Gala; the 2021 Gala ...

  • Stanley Brezenoff

    Stanley Brezenoff Stanley Brezeneoff Health Care Leadership Award, 2018 In 2018, UHF was pleased to present the award to Stanley Brezenoff, for his decades of commitment to New York and New Yorkers and his accomplishment as a public official and ...

  • Scott B. Salmirs

    Scott B. Salmirs Scott B. Salmirs Distinguished Community Service Award, 2016 In 2016, we saluted Scott B. Salmirs, a founder of Donate Eight, a nonprofit organization that has galvanized members of New York’s real estate, building management, and building ...

  • COVID-19 Parenting Resources

    COVID-19 Parenting Resources Last updated April 30, 2021. General Information About Coronavirus for Families 2019 Novel Coronavirus Information on COVID-19 and tips for parents on how to keep kids healthy, how to handle school closures, and how to talk to ...

  • Supporting Consumer Decision-Making

    Supporting Consumer Decision-Making The case for becoming an informed health care consumer is a simple but compelling one. Uneven quality persists throughout the health care system after 20 years of investment in improving it. Why This Is Important A 2017 ...