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  • The Statistics Don't Capture the Opioid Epidemic's Impact on Children

    The Statistics Don't Capture the Opioid Epidemic's Impact on Children When parents become addicted to opioids or die of an overdose, their children also bear the burden—yet children are rarely the focus of concerted planning and action to combat ...

  • The Historic Promise and Uncertain Future of Medicaid

    The Historic Promise and Uncertain Future of Medicaid With complex challenges facing the vital safety-net program, Medicaid's future is increasingly uncertain, the director of UHF's Medicaid Institute told the David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium. On January 24, 2018, Chad E ...

  • Left Out of Value-Based Payment

    Left Out of Value-Based Payment Payment reform alone can’t sustain everything we need to improve health. Exciting things are happening in health care. Beyond advances in technology and medical science—which are expected over time but still amazing to ...

  • COVID-19 Pandemic: Questions for the Future

    COVID-19 Pandemic: Questions for the Future Big-picture questions raised by the pandemic response. We are in the midst of one of the greatest public health crises of our lifetimes. Years from now, students from numerous disciplines will study the COVID-19 ...

  • Grandparents and Traumatized Children: Where Two Epidemics Converge

    Grandparents and Traumatized Children: Where Two Epidemics Converge This commentary zooms in on a critical point of convergence between two public health crises: grandparents vulnerable to coronavirus, and the children in their care because of parental opioid use. Policymakers can ...

  • Post-Acute Care and COVID-19: An Already Fraught Decision Becomes Even More Difficult

    Post-Acute Care and COVID-19: An Already Fraught Decision Becomes Even More Difficult Informed decisions about post-acute care are even more urgent now, as the peril is far greater. This commentary describes the challenges surrounding post-acute care decisions and explains CMS's ...

  • To Prepare for the Next Pandemic, Health Care Needs to Tackle Racism

    To Prepare for the Next Pandemic, Health Care Needs to Tackle Racism In the wake of accumulated racial injustices and entrenched inequities highlighted by COVID-19, there is a need and an opportunity for health care leaders to confront racism; Ram ...

  • For Health Care, a New Day and a Long Road Ahead

    For Health Care, a New Day and a Long Road Ahead Post-election commentary: Achieving progress will be immensely challenging, given the likelihood of a divided Congress and the competing priority of addressing the ongoing pandemic. The most difficult challenge will ...

  • Working Toward a Brighter Future

    Working Toward a Brighter Future For many, 2020 will be remembered for unprecedented pain and suffering. Not only for the 20 million U.S. cases of COVID-19 and 350,000 deaths just last year alone, but also for the widespread ...

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    Careers We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: Human Resources Associate and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Please visit our  career center to learn more details about available positions and to apply for them online. (Note: link directs ...

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    Contact 3/16/2020 update: United Hospital Fund staff will be working remotely until further notice. United Hospital Fund  1411 Broadway, 12th Floor New York, NY 10018-3496 (212) 494-0700 www.uhfnyc.org info@uhfnyc.org Contact Us

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  • Legacy Society Profile: Frederick W. Telling, PhD

    Legacy Society Profile: Frederick W. Telling, PhD Frederick W. Telling, PhD Legacy Society Profile “An Investment in Sound Public Policy” Reprinted from the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of Blueprint. Since the Fund’s creation more than 135 years ago, many ...

  • NSIC providers

    NSIC providers Resources for Health Care Providers Toolkit, Guides, and More Resources for Health Care Providers Toolkit, Guides, and More Health care providers can improve transitions in care by partnering with family caregivers who assume major responsibilities for patient care ...

  • Quality and Efficiency

    Quality and Efficiency Quality and Efficiency Making health care more patient-focused, outcome-driven, safe, effective, and efficient Quality and Efficiency Making health care more patient-focused, outcome-driven, safe, effective, and efficient Enormous progress has been made, but health care quality, safety, and ...

  • Family Caregiving

    Family Caregiving Our Goals Through innovative research and analysis, broad dissemination of findings, and collaboration with health care and social service providers, United Hospital Fund works to advance public and professional understanding of the crucial role family caregivers play in ...

  • A Value-Based Payment Model for Children in Medicaid

    A Value-Based Payment Model for Children in Medicaid Related Reports You Get What You Pay for: Measuring Quality in Value-Based Payment for Children's Health Care Value-Based Payment Models for Medicaid Child Health Services The Children's VBP Team Chad ...

  • Quality Institute

    Quality Institute The Quality Institute Team Anne-Marie J. Audet, MD, MSc, SM Click to see email address Read Bio   X Anne-Marie J. Audet, MD, MSc, SM Click to see email address Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., M.Sc., is senior ...

  • Class of 2019-20

    Class of 2019-20 CQFP Class of 2019-20 Participants in the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program Oluwadamilare Adeosun, MPA, MSM, RN-BC, NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network John E. Arbo MD, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Tamar Berger RN, MSN, CIC, St. Joseph Hospital Robert ...

  • Special Tribute

    Special Tribute UHF Special Tributes United Hospital Fund periodically recognizes the achievements of organizations or individuals who have had a significant impact on health care in New York City—and who have earned the respect and admiration of UHF and ...

  • James H. Simons, PhD

    James H. Simons, PhD James H. Simons, PhD Health Care Leadership Award, 2017 In 2017, UHF was pleased to present the award to James H. Simons, chairman of the Simons Foundation, for his visionary philanthropy to advance basic scientific research ...

  • Arnold P. Gold, MD

    Arnold P. Gold, MD Arnold P. Gold, MD Distinguished Community Service Award, 2015 In 2015, we saluted Arnold P. Gold, MD, for founding The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which works with health care professionals to ensure that compassion, respect, and ...

  • 2019 Honorees

    2019 Honorees BronxCare Health System John R. Colón , Assistant Secretary, Board of Trustees For improving access to care for the West African community in the Bronx by creating a new diaspora practice to address the major health needs of this ...

  • Class of 2020-21

    Class of 2020-21 Oluyemisi Ariyibi, MD, MPH, CUNY Sophie-David School of Medicine and SBH Health System William Bodeker, MS, FNP-BC, CEN, CCRN, Mount Sinai Health System Kimberly Cartmill, MD, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Kelly Sessler, MPH, RN, CCRN-K, CLNC, NewYork-Presbyterian ...

  • Quality Leaders Forum

    Quality Leaders Forum In collaboration with the Greater New York Hospital Association   The Quality Leaders Forum is a group of emerging and established quality leaders committed to improving the delivery of high-quality care in the greater New York area. Members ...

  • PEDS Network Fellowship

    PEDS Network Fellowship 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, NewYork-Presbyterian ...

  • Theresa Lang Children’s Ambulatory Center

    Theresa Lang Children’s Ambulatory Center In late 2016, as the leadership of the Center considered incorporating psychosocial needs screening into its practice, it decided to work in tandem with a community partner and to focus on meeting the needs ...

  • Addressing Social Needs

    Addressing Social Needs Children with unmet social needs—such as food insecurity or housing instability—are at greater risk for chronic health conditions, developmental delays, behavioral problems, and poor educational outcomes. Well-child care visits are an opportunity to identify unmet ...

  • Supporting Parenting

    Supporting Parenting Nurturing parents’ knowledge of child development and supporting their ability to build healthy family relationships are important for achieving positive health outcomes for children. All children rely on safe, stable and positive interactions with a parent or caregiver ...

  • Gould Visiting Scholar

    Gould Visiting Scholar The Gould Visiting Scholar program was established in 2020 by Elaine and David Gould to bring high-level external expertise to existing UHF program areas and to help develop new initiatives. The Gould Visiting Scholar works on a ...

  • 2020 Medicaid Conference

    2020 Medicaid Conference UHF's 2020 conference on Medicaid in New York focused on Medicaid as a vital program for improving health equity, specifically considering how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new awareness to historic health disparities. Medicaid’s role ...

  • Stephen and Constance Lieber

    Stephen and Constance Lieber Back to Special Tributes UHF is proud to recognize Stephen and Constance Lieber of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation for their visionary philanthropy to advance scientific research and treatment to improve the lives of those ...

  • Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa

    Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa Back to Distinguished Community Service Awards UHF is proud to present the 2020 Distinguished Community Service Award to Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, Co-Founders & Co-CEOs of Warby Parker, in recognition of Warby Parker’s ...

  • New York Medicaid Enrollment by Eligibility Category

    New York Medicaid Enrollment by Eligibility Category New York Medicaid Enrollment by Eligibility Group Medicaid Enrollment by Eligibility Group To be eligible for New York's Medicaid program, a person's household income must fall beneath a designated threshold relative ...

  • 2021 Honorees

    2021 Honorees AdvantageCare Physicians Eveth Green , FNP-BC, MBA, MSN, RN, Assistant Vice President of Nursing BronxCare Health System Dave A. F. Livingstone , MD, Chairman, Anesthesiology  The Brooklyn Hospital Center Judy McLaughlin , DNP, MS, BSN, BS, RN, Senior Vice President and ...

  • Previous QLF Events

    Previous QLF Events The Quality Leaders Forum is a group of emerging and established quality leaders committed to improving the delivery of high-quality care in the greater New York area. This page provides links and descriptions for previous convenings of ...

  • Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder

    Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Intro text TK. Eric Adams on Mental Health Address the needs of those living with serious and persistent mental illness Sometimes the best policy is not something new and flashy, but rather to double ...

  • Equity in Health and Health Care

    Equity in Health and Health Care Intro text TK. Eric Adams on Equity Bring health care resources directly into low-income areas Two major reasons that the pandemic hit lower-income communities the hardest are lack of access to healthcare and a ...

  • 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 ...