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  • Medicaid Institute

    Medicaid Institute The Medicaid Institute Team Emily Arsen, MPH Click to see email address Read Bio   X Emily Arsen, MPH Click to see email address Emily produces data analyses, writes policy memos, and facilitates convenings that support the improvement of ...

  • 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 Institute Projects

    Earlier Quality Institute 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  (2017)  Implementing New York ...

  • How's My Health Dashboard

    How's My Health Dashboard SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM THE NEW YORK STATE HEALTH FOUNDATION   Increasing demands on primary care have led to new challenges in patient-provider relationships. Primary care clinicians increasingly care for clinically and socially complex patients ...

  • 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 awardee is selected by a jury process annually, and the award ...

  • Stanley Brezenoff

    Stanley Brezenoff Back to Health Care Leadership Awards 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 hospital ...

  • 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 ...

  • Making the Case for Change

    Making the Case for Change What can a clinician do? While health inequities are caused by many forces deeply rooted in society’s structures—and there is no single solution for achieving health equity—child health providers have an important ...

  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur

    NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur The Pediatric Center at Gotham Health, Gouverneur is a general pediatric practice that sees approximately 2,200 children under the age of 5 annually. It is one in a network of six large community ...

  • Building Blocks

    Building Blocks The pages in this section lay out strategies for health equity approaches in pediatric practice. The brief writeups here include challenges that practices might face in implementing change, practical approaches and snapshots of how other practices are tackling ...

  • Integrating Behavioral Health

    Integrating Behavioral Health Integrating behavioral health screening and developmental screening and surveillance into routine well-child visits can help clinicians identify and address issues that threaten a child’s optimal development. Without such screenings, some important conditions may be missed and ...

  • Medicaid Conference

    Medicaid Conference Each summer, UHF’s Medicaid Institute hosts a major conference that brings together health care policymakers, providers, insurers, community organizations, and policy experts to discuss timely issues of import to New York’s Medicaid Program. In recent years ...

  • 2017 Medicaid Conference

    2017 Medicaid Conference UHF’s 2017 conference on Medicaid in New York acknowledged current challenges for Medicaid while outlining and reaffirming the program’s goals. In his opening keynote, New York State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson discussed the range of ...

  • FAQ and Methodology

    FAQ and Methodology Frequently Asked Questions Where are the data used in the dashboards from? All data published in the UHF dashboards are publicly available on New York State or federal websites. The exact data sources are linked in the ...

  • City Agencies, Hospitals, and Structural Change

    City Agencies, Hospitals, and Structural Change The approach to managing the City’s health agenda affects the mayor’s ability to address health and health care issues in New York City. A majority of the candidates in the roundup had ...

  • Karen Washington

    Karen Washington Back to Distinguished Community Service Awards UHF is proud to present the 2021 Distinguished Community Service Award to Karen Washington, in recognition of her exemplary work as a champion of food sustainability for over 30 years and as ...

  • Kenneth Cole

    Kenneth Cole Back to Special Tributes UHF is proud to recognize Kenneth Cole for his role as founder and chairman of The Mental Health Coalition to destigmatize mental health conditions and enable equitable access to resources and support. For more ...

  • UHF's Impact

    UHF's Impact Stories of UHF's Impact One Doctor's Story Dramatic changes in quality of care and patient safety at a Brooklyn hospital, traced back to help from UHF's Clinical Quality Fellowship Program. Read more Many Kinds ...

  • UHF Mission, Annotated

    UHF Mission, Annotated Some of the terms in our mission statement have no standard definitions and may be confusing and subject to misinterpretation. This primer is intended to clarify what UHF means when using these terms (i.e., the ones ...

  • 2022 Honorees

    2022 Honorees The 2022 Excellence in Health Care Award Honorees 73 honorees from across the New York metropolitan region UHF’s Excellence in Health Care Award honors extraordinary personal leadership to improve quality of care, patient safety, and patient experience ...

  • Legal Action Center

    Legal Action Center To publish two issue briefs on policies and practices that best engage and retain justice-involved individuals in effective health care, drawing on the organization's experience working with New York State to enroll these individuals into Medicaid and ...

  • New Yorkers for Patient and Family Empowerment

    New Yorkers for Patient and Family Empowerment To improve patient care through a learning collaborative of up to 20 New York City hospitals focusing on supporting visiting policies that recognize, engage, and support family caregivers as partners in care. To ...

  • Greater New York Hospital Association Three

    Greater New York Hospital Association Three To continue the UHF/GNYHA quality improvement partnership. To continue the UHF/GNYHA quality improvement partnership in three key areas: strengthening and expanding quality improvement education and training for doctors and nurses through the ...

  • The City University of New York School of Public Health

    The City University of New York School of Public Health To develop and pilot a student awareness campaign about depression, develop resources for students, and use student “Health Ambassadors” to craft and disseminate messages as well as provide information and ...

  • The Institute for Family Health

    The Institute for Family Health This grant aims to improve care and outcomes for high-need patients by training staff in shared care planning, coordinating care among patients' multiple providers, expanding the Institute's ability to track care through the electronic health ...

  • Together on Diabetes-NYC/Isabella Geriatric Center

    Together on Diabetes-NYC/Isabella Geriatric Center To continue to serve Washington Heights by providing diabetes-related activities and services and further embed the program in the community. Since January 2011, the United Hospital Fund has been developing and testing a diabetes ...

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center To develop a screening method to detect adverse events and potentially preventable harm in the care of cancer patients, providing the basis for new patient safety and quality improvement efforts. Improving the identification of adverse patient ...

  • Fund for Public Health in New York / New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    Fund for Public Health in New York / New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene To measure the effectiveness of the launch of New York State's health benefit exchange in reaching uninsured persons and facilitating their connection to health ...

  • Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

    Family Health Centers at NYU Langone To pilot test, evaluate, and recommend modifications to a screening, referral, and feedback process that connects patients that screen positive for one or more social needs to appropriate community-based organizations for social support services ...

  • Priorities for COVID-19 Vaccine Access: Gathering Community Input Through Public Deliberation

    Priorities for COVID-19 Vaccine Access: Gathering Community Input Through Public Deliberation To develop and pilot a template of a virtual public deliberation that can be used by local communities to advise decision-makers with respect to community-informed preferences for accessing vaccines ...

  • Lori Evans Bernstein Joins Board of United Hospital Fund

    Lori Evans Bernstein Joins Board of United Hospital Fund Lori Evans Bernstein has been elected to the United Hospital Fund's board of directors. Lori Evans Bernstein has been elected to the United Hospital Fund's board of directors. Ms. Evans Bernstein ...

  • United Hospital Fund Examines the Future of the Child Health Plus Program

    United Hospital Fund Examines the Future of the Child Health Plus Program A new United Hospital Fund report examines New York's Child Health Plus program, whose federal funding was recently extended, but the federal funding prospects beyond 2017 are unknown ...

  • United Hospital Fund Report Identifies Goals for State Regulation of Risk Sharing Between Health Care Providers and Insurers

    United Hospital Fund Report Identifies Goals for State Regulation of Risk Sharing Between Health Care Providers and Insurers A new report focuses on the increasingly common “risk-transfer” agreements between health insurance plans and health care providers, along with the policy ...

  • United Hospital Fund Awards $597,193 in Grants to Improve Health Care Services in New York

    United Hospital Fund Awards $597,193 in Grants to Improve Health Care Services in New York United Hospital Fund announced 12 grants, totaling $597,193, for projects to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker. United ...

  • UHF Report Examines Links Between the Performance and Characteristics of New York's Accountable Care Organizations

    UHF Report Examines Links Between the Performance and Characteristics of New York's Accountable Care Organizations A UHF report examines the performance of New York's accountable care organizations in Year 2 of the federal Medicare Shared Savings Program, finding that they ...

  • United Hospital Fund Report Takes a Fresh Look at New York's Resuscitated Individual Health Insurance Market

    United Hospital Fund Report Takes a Fresh Look at New York's Resuscitated Individual Health Insurance Market A new United Hospital Fund report provides an analysis of enrollment and financial data on New York's individual health insurance market, before and after ...

  • Health Department, United Hospital Fund, and Partners Release Plan Outlining Strategies to Increase Broad Adoption of Primary Care Medical Home Model to Promote Health Equity

    Health Department, United Hospital Fund, and Partners Release Plan Outlining Strategies to Increase Broad Adoption of Primary Care Medical Home Model to Promote Health Equity The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, United Hospital Fund, and partners ...

  • Chad Shearer Promoted to Vice President for Policy at United Hospital Fund

    Chad Shearer Promoted to Vice President for Policy at United Hospital Fund Chad Shearer will now serve as vice president for policy as well as leading UHF's Medicaid work. Chad Shearer, director of the Medicaid Institute at United Hospital Fund ...

  • Catherine Arnst Joins United Hospital Fund as Director of Public Information

    Catherine Arnst Joins United Hospital Fund as Director of Public Information Catherine Arnst joins United Hospital Fund as Director of Public Information. Catherine Arnst, an award winning health journalist and communications specialist, has joined United Hospital Fund as director of ...

  • United Hospital Fund Launches Partnerships for Early Childhood Development with NYC Hospitals to Screen and Address Social and Economic Factors Affecting Children's Health

    United Hospital Fund Launches Partnerships for Early Childhood Development with NYC Hospitals to Screen and Address Social and Economic Factors Affecting Children's Health UHF announced a new initiative, Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, to support 11 New York City hospitals ...

  • United Hospital Fund, Seven Hospitals Expand Efforts to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing for Outpatients in New York City

    United Hospital Fund, Seven Hospitals Expand Efforts to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing for Outpatients in New York City UHF announced today that it is launching Stage II of its Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative to improve antibiotic prescribing for outpatients across New ...

  • New Report Probes Hospital Patients' Refusal of Home Care Services and the Impact on Readmissions and Outcomes

    New Report Probes Hospital Patients' Refusal of Home Care Services and the Impact on Readmissions and Outcomes UHF and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation today released a report titled, “I Can Take Care of Myself!”: Patients' Refusals ...