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  • Making Change Work: UHF's 2013 Annual Report

    Making Change Work: UHF's 2013 Annual Report As the Fund continues to engage with health care’s most important issues and their impact on real people, the goal remains clear: to identify opportunities, shape meaningful strategies for improvement, and move ...

  • New York Medicare ACO Performance: Cost and Quality Results Raise Bigger Questions

    New York Medicare ACO Performance: Cost and Quality Results Raise Bigger Questions This HealthWatch focuses on the financial performance of accountable care organizations based in New York State in 2016, and compares their quality performance to that of similar programs ...

  • Patient-Centered Medical Homes in New York, 2018 Update: Drivers of Growth and Challenges for the Future

    Patient-Centered Medical Homes in New York, 2018 Update: Drivers of Growth and Challenges for the Future Our annual brief and chartbook outlining the adoption of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model across New York, by region and by type of practice ...

  • Plan and Provider Opportunities to Move Toward Integrated Family Health

    Plan and Provider Opportunities to Move Toward Integrated Family Health A framework for integrated family health care The related press release can be found here . Family dynamics can influence the health of children in profound ways. Evidence also suggests the ...

  • Sniffle, Sneeze... No Antibiotics, Please: Ambulatory Stewardship Strategies for Acute Respiratory Infections

    Sniffle, Sneeze... No Antibiotics, Please: Ambulatory Stewardship Strategies for Acute Respiratory Infections Presentation from an outpatient antibiotic stewardship meeting. A presentation from the launch of the UHF-funded outpatient antibiotic stewardship meeting was held on May 12, 2016. A presentation, Sniffle ...

  • Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Infections in New York City: A Model for Collaboration

    Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Infections in New York City: A Model for Collaboration Peer-reviewed article on a model for developing outpatient antibiotic stewardship programs in New York City, published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. A review ...

  • The Ripple Effect: National and State Estimates of the U.S. Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Children

    The Ripple Effect: National and State Estimates of the U.S. Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Children Data map out national and state-by-state impact of opioid epidemic on children The press release can be found here . The nation's opioid epidemic ...

  • NYSDOH Primary Care Quality Rating Stakeholder Workgroup: Final Recommendations

    NYSDOH Primary Care Quality Rating Stakeholder Workgroup: Final Recommendations Recommendations for designing more user-friendly and meaningful primary care provider profiles that could help inform the health care decisions New Yorkers commonly face. Participants from consumer advocacy groups, providers, payers, and ...

  • Lessons from the Great Recession: New York Medicaid Enrollment During the COVID-19 Crisis

    Lessons from the Great Recession: New York Medicaid Enrollment During the COVID-19 Crisis New York State Medicaid enrollment trends during the Great Recession of 2007-2009, and the impact of state and federal actions taken then, and lessons for the current ...

  • Public Comment on Proposed Federal Rule on "Medicaid and CHIP Programs"

    Public Comment on Proposed Federal Rule on "Medicaid and CHIP Programs" This comment by Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, was submitted in response to a new rule proposed by CMS. The comment below, by Carol ...

  • Better Partnerships for Better Health

    Better Partnerships for Better Health For a forthright exchange and true partnership with their clients' health care providers, community-based organizations have to become targeted and systematic in how they serve their clients, and be able to demonstrate that. Common goals ...

  • The Certainty of Uncertainty

    The Certainty of Uncertainty In the wake of the elections, health policy's future is uncertain, but some constants—like the centrality of New York to health care reform, and UHF's own role—remain. In the wake of the presidential and ...

  • Trump Administration Health Reimbursement Arrangements Put ACA Subsidies at Risk for Low-Income Workers

    Trump Administration Health Reimbursement Arrangements Put ACA Subsidies at Risk for Low-Income Workers This brief explains the workings of individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements (ICHRAs) and examines their significant risks for New York consumers, particularly lower-income enrollees. The associated press ...

  • Our Core Values

    Our Core Values In an extraordinary time, articulating our core values is a public statement of accountability. An organization's core values are generally not an ideal topic for a public essay. Yet these are not ordinary times. Each day we ...

  • 2018 and Beyond

    2018 and Beyond The past year was a remarkable one for health policy, with uncertainty and flux on both federal and state levels—and several major trends posing new challenges and opportunities. For those of us working in health policy ...

  • Interesting Times

    Interesting Times Unprecedented uncertainty at the federal level about health policy hs clarified the continued relevance and importance of UHF, says Tony Shih in his annual report president's message. It's an interesting time to be working in health policy. Since ...

  • New York Medicaid Program Outlines a Vision for Enhanced Pediatric Care Model

    New York Medicaid Program Outlines a Vision for Enhanced Pediatric Care Model New York State report puts forth a new vision for strengthening pediatric primary care. The New York State Medicaid program has released a report that puts forth a ...

  • COVID-19 Pandemic Perspectives: Community Health Centers on the Brink

    COVID-19 Pandemic Perspectives: Community Health Centers on the Brink At this moment of need, it is essential that our federal and state governments become aware of the looming bankruptcy of community health. United Hospital Fund has a long history of ...

  • During the Pandemic, Home Health Aides Deserve Respect, Protection, and Fair Pay

    During the Pandemic, Home Health Aides Deserve Respect, Protection, and Fair Pay Home health aides are the essential workforce who make it possible for thousands of New Yorkers to have good days at home and to stay out of institutions ...

  • Community Testing and Contact Tracing in a Time of Distrust

    Community Testing and Contact Tracing in a Time of Distrust Many New Yorkers cannot afford to get tested for COVID-19, lack necessary information, and face other barriers. What steps can be taken to reduce barriers to testing and to address ...

  • Antibiotic Resistance in the Era of COVID-19

    Antibiotic Resistance in the Era of COVID-19 Clinical uncertainty around COVID-19’s management and treatment has contributed to inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics; UHF recommends stepping up antibiotic stewardship programs. There is no question that antibiotic resistance to deadly bacteria poses ...

  • Critical Connections: Coordinating Health and Housing Needs during COVID-19

    Critical Connections: Coordinating Health and Housing Needs during COVID-19 People affected by housing instability are at a greater risk of COVID-19 infection and mortality; some community innovations can address health and housing needs in the COVID-19 era. As we approach ...

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    Publications

  • Annual Reports

    Annual Reports 2019: A Year of Impact 2018: Progress and Partnerships 2017: A Look Back—and Ahead 2016: Building a More Effective Health Care System 2015: Levers of Change 2014: Work in Progress 2013: Making Change Work Annual Reports Annual ...

  • 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 ...

  • Newsletters

    Newsletters

  • 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 Mission & Core Values Improving health care for every New Yorker Mission & Core Values Improving health care for every New Yorker Mission Statement United Hospital Fund is an independent, nonprofit organization working to build a more effective health care ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 X Susan Olivera, MPH Click to see email address Kristina Ramos-Callan Click to see email address X Kristina Ramos-Callan Click to see ...

  • 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 January 26, 2021. 1. Infographics and fact sheets, suitable for display or distribution in the office/practice Positive Parenting Infographic on parenting behaviors that foster a child’s capacity to love, trust, learn, and ...

  • 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 ...