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  • 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 Over Time The graph below shows total Medicaid enrollment broken down by eligibility category. 2 Percentage of Enrollment by Eligibility Group ...

  • 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 Long before the pandemic, policymakers, providers, and community members were concerned about the growing mental health and substance use crises in the city. Access to appropriate behavioral services is plagued by the same inequities ...

  • Equity in Health and Health Care

    Equity in Health and Health Care The disparate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color was just the latest example of health disparities in New York City. Even before the pandemic, life expectancy in some Black communities and other communities ...

  • Campaign for a Healthier New York

    Campaign for a Healthier New York United Hospital Fund’s mission is to build an effective—and equitable—health care system for every New Yorker.   But we need your help.   Since 1879, UHF has been an important and effective force ...

  • Improving New York Medicaid

    Improving New York Medicaid Each year, New York State spends more than $70 billion through its Medicaid program to care for 6 million vulnerable residents. Because of this immense cost (40 percent of the state’s budget) and the complex ...

  • 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 ...

  • Continuing Growth of Medical Homes in New York Is Spurred by Hospital Teaching Clinics: Model Is Expanding More Quickly Outside New York City

    Continuing Growth of Medical Homes in New York Is Spurred by Hospital Teaching Clinics: Model Is Expanding More Quickly Outside New York City Between 2013 and 2014, New York State experienced nearly 20 percent growth in the number of health ...

  • United Hospital Fund Publishes a User-Friendly Guide to Distill Critical Information from the State's Value-Based Payment Roadmap

    United Hospital Fund Publishes a User-Friendly Guide to Distill Critical Information from the State's Value-Based Payment Roadmap A new guide from the United Hospital Fund distills information about the State's value-based payment roadmap and the process for implementing it for ...

  • United Hospital Fund Announces New Initiative to Tackle Problem of Antibiotic Misuse in Outpatient Care

    United Hospital Fund Announces New Initiative to Tackle Problem of Antibiotic Misuse in Outpatient Care United Hospital Fund announced the launch of its Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative involving hospitals across the metropolitan area in a concerted effort to improve antibiotic-prescribing ...

  • UHF Honors 28 Hospital Trustees for Leadership and Service

    UHF Honors 28 Hospital Trustees for Leadership and Service United Hospital Fund honored 28 trustees from hospitals throughout the greater New York region with its Distinguished Trustee Award. United Hospital Fund honored 28 trustees from hospitals throughout the greater New ...

  • New Framework to Help Providers Integrate Behavioral Health into Primary Care Practices

    New Framework to Help Providers Integrate Behavioral Health into Primary Care Practices A new guide will help primary care practices increase their ability to serve patients with mental health issues within their primary health care settings. A new guide will ...

  • Bettina Alonso and Eugene Keilin Elected to United Hospital Fund's Board

    Bettina Alonso and Eugene Keilin Elected to United Hospital Fund's Board Bettina Alonso and Eugene Keilin have been elected to the United Hospital Fund's board of directors. Bettina Alonso and Eugene Keilin have been elected to the United Hospital Fund's ...

  • Hospital Clinics Are Main Driver of Recent Growth in Primary Care Medical Homes in New York

    Hospital Clinics Are Main Driver of Recent Growth in Primary Care Medical Homes in New York UHF has released the third in a series of reports tracking medical home growth in New York State. United Hospital Fund has released the ...

  • Carol Levine Named One of Top 50 "2016 Influencers in Aging"

    Carol Levine Named One of Top 50 "2016 Influencers in Aging" Carol Levine honored by Next Avenue. Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project, has been named one of the 2016 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue ...

  • Seeking New Health Care Models in an Uncertain Time

    Seeking New Health Care Models in an Uncertain Time Health policy expert Kavita Patel, MD, lays out competing visions for cost and payment reforms in her keynote to the 27th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York. Post-election ...

  • Non-Profit Leaders Discuss the Future of Health Care Reform

    Non-Profit Leaders Discuss the Future of Health Care Reform At a panel discussion on January 24, 2017, hosted by Philanthropy New York, David Sandman and Jim Tallon discussed health care reform and the prospect of replacing the Affordable Care Act ...

  • UHF Kicks Off Learning Collaborative to Help Hospital-Community Partnerships Help Children

    UHF Kicks Off Learning Collaborative to Help Hospital-Community Partnerships Help Children The Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, addressing social determinants of health, brings pediatric primary care and social service agencies together for the initial webinar of its Learning Collaborative, to ...

  • Clinical Quality Fellows: Agents of Health Care Change

    Clinical Quality Fellows: Agents of Health Care Change The latest graduating class of Clinical Quality Fellows are addressing the challenges of increasing system-wide connections and patient-centered care. GNYHA's Lorraine Ryan, CQFP Chair Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH, graduating Fellow Janine Duran ...

  • New Report Outlines Ways to Strengthen Consumer Access to Provider Networks in New York State

    New Report Outlines Ways to Strengthen Consumer Access to Provider Networks in New York State With health insurance premiums rising, delivery system reforms reshaping how services are provided, and the future of the Affordable Care Act in doubt, a United ...

  • Health Affairs Article Highlights UHF's Partnerships in Early Childhood Development Initiative

    Health Affairs Article Highlights UHF's Partnerships in Early Childhood Development Initiative An innovative partnership among United Hospital, the Altman Foundation, and The New York Community Trust is helping health care and neighborhood social services providers address social, environmental, and economic ...

  • A New Chapter: Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, Becomes UHF President

    A New Chapter: Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, Becomes UHF President Dr. Anthony Shih has become the new president of United Hospital Fund, bringing an extensive background in health policy, health system performance improvement, quality improvement, and population health. Anthony Shih ...

  • Board Member Eileen Sullivan-Marx Named Nursing Academy President-Elect

    Board Member Eileen Sullivan-Marx Named Nursing Academy President-Elect UHF Board member Eileen Sullivan-Marx has been named president-elect of the American Academy of Nursing. UHF board member Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of New York ...

  • Health Research Symposium Focuses on Using Data in Patient Engagement

    Health Research Symposium Focuses on Using Data in Patient Engagement The 28th annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice focused on the use of data in improving patient care. Read about and view the presentations ...

  • Crain's Health Pulse Interview: "New UHF President Sets Policy Agenda Amid D.C.'s Ever-Changing Health Care Landscape"

    Crain's Health Pulse Interview: "New UHF President Sets Policy Agenda Amid D.C.'s Ever-Changing Health Care Landscape" Crain's New York York Health Pulse interviews UHF President Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, about health care trends. Crain's New York Health Pulse ...

  • UHF's Chad Shearer Testifies Before City Council on Public Hospital Challenges, Progress

    UHF's Chad Shearer Testifies Before City Council on Public Hospital Challenges, Progress In invited testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Hospitals, Chad Shearer laid out the importance of the Health + Hospitals safety net and the need to ...

  • Milestone for Quality Leadership Program

    Milestone for Quality Leadership Program The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program reaches a milestone: its tenth—and largest—class of leaders-in-training. The tenth class of the UHF/Greater New York Hospital Association Clinical Quality Fellowship Program started its intensive training as ...

  • Clinical Quality Fellowship Program: Celebrating the Newest Group of Quality Leaders

    Clinical Quality Fellowship Program: Celebrating the Newest Group of Quality Leaders The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program held its culminating dinner for the 2017-18 class of 19 physicians and 9 nurses. @HillaryJalon Such a rewarding, wonderful program and so grateful to ...

  • Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Project Leads to Drop in Prescribing

    Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Project Leads to Drop in Prescribing Improved antibiotic prescribing practices reported at final meeting of Phase II of the Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative. The development of antibiotics was one of the great medical advances of the 20th ...

  • Quality Fellows Use New Skills to Improve Patient Care

    Quality Fellows Use New Skills to Improve Patient Care Having completed an intensive 15-month program to learn proven techniques to advance quality and patient safety programs in their hospitals, the 2015/2016 class of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program and ...