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  • 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 ...

  • A Year of Resilience: UHF's 2020 Annual Report

    A Year of Resilience: UHF's 2020 Annual Report UHF's 2020 annual report highlights our work during a tumultuous and uniquely challenging year. The 2020 annual report highlights UHF's work during a tumultuous and uniquely challenging year as we focused on ...

  • Opportunities in a Time of Crisis: Launching Innovative Long-Term Care Programs During COVID-19

    Opportunities in a Time of Crisis: Launching Innovative Long-Term Care Programs During COVID-19 Stuart B. Almer, Gurwin Healthcare System president and CEO, writes about one of the few bright spots amid the devastation of COVID-19—the opportunity to leverage technology ...

  • Designing a Digital Platform to Monitor Health Status and Foster Trust Between Patients and Clinicians

    Designing a Digital Platform to Monitor Health Status and Foster Trust Between Patients and Clinicians Developing a prototype for a new digital resource, How’s My Health Dashboard, which would help patients and health care providers work together to achieve ...

  • Improving Nutrition and Infant Health Through WIC: Opportunities During and Beyond a Public Health Crisis

    Improving Nutrition and Infant Health Through WIC: Opportunities During and Beyond a Public Health Crisis The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the historical barriers preventing many eligible families from receiving help from nutrition assistance programs. This issue brief explores why Medicaid ...

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  • Annual Reports

    Annual Reports Annual Reports Annual Reports Each year our annual report features vision statements from our president and our board chairman, updates on major initiatives and accomplishments, a list of grants awarded during the fiscal year, and a capsule financial ...

  • 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 ...

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  • 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 How We Work UHF has been providing analysis, convening, and thought leadership on key health policy issues in New York for decades, with recent successful initiatives focused on expanding affordable health insurance coverage, improving health care quality and efficiency, and developing clinical-community partnerships. Core Values Integrity . We are committed to rigorous and objective inquiry and analysis, embracing our role as an independent, trusted source of information.  Equity . We focus our activities on improving the lives of underserved, disadvantaged populations, as we believe that all people deserve the opportunity to lead long, healthy lives. Collaboration . We believe that to find solutions to complex problems we need participation from a wide range of stakeholders, and actively seek partners in our work.  Long view . We take a long-term perspective, tackling persistent problems that require systemic solutions.  Program Priorities Our core activities are research and policy analysis, convening, knowledge dissemination, collaborative initiatives, capacity building, and grant making. Key priorities include:  Supporting comprehensive health insurance coverage and access to services . Universal, affordable, accessible health insurance offering comprehensive coverage is a prerequisite for obtaining adequate care—and for an effective, equitable health care system. More than one million New Yorkers are still uninsured, and that number is likely rising. Promoting improvements in the quality and efficiency of health care delivery . Working with a broad range of partners, UHF is advancing transformative approaches to primary care, integration of behavioral and physical health care services, health care quality measurement and improvement, and transitions from institutional care to the home care setting.  Fostering collaborations between the health care delivery system and communities . For both individuals and specific populations, health status is in large part a function of factors outside the doctor’s office. Addressing individual social needs and the broader social determinants of health requires new and productive relationships between the health care system, public health agencies, and communities. Learn More The pages of this website contain a wealth of information on UHF’s work, including downloadable copies of most of its publications. To be added to any of our mailing lists, or to comment on any aspect of our work, please send us an e-mail ; to receive regular updates and periodic newsletters, please  register and subscribe here . The information you provide will not be used for any purpose other than keeping you informed of UHF’s work; please see our complete privacy policy ...

  • 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 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 health insurance offering comprehensive ...

  • 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 Hillary Browne Click to see email address X Hillary Browne 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 April 30, 2021. For some families, the COVID-19 pandemic may have severe and long-lasting effects. Some children will have lost parents or guardians, others may have been pushed into poverty or near-poverty due to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Partnering with Parents and Communities

    Partnering with Parents and Communities Understanding the communities in which families live and the concerns of parents can help clinicians identify and prioritize barriers to high-quality care pediatric care. These issues can range from operational concerns like wait times for ...

  • Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP

    Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP Back to Gould Visiting Scholar Program Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP, is a primary care internist at Bellevue Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor of Population Health and Medicine at the NYU School of ...

  • 2019 Medicaid Conference

    2019 Medicaid Conference UHF’s 2019 conference on Medicaid in New York featured a keynote by Donna Frescatore, New York State Medicaid Director, that highlighted the State’s progress toward ensuring that all New Yorkers have health coverage and achieving ...

  • Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

    Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. Back to Health Care Leadership Awards UHF is proud to present the Health Care Leadership Award to Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., in recognition of his personal leadership and TIAA’s role as one of the largest ...

  • New York Medicaid Current Enrollment

    New York Medicaid Current Enrollment Data last updated 11/5/21 Current Medicaid Enrollment by County The map below displays the percentage of the population of each county enrolled in Medicaid, which ranges widely across the state. Counties are shaded ...

  • New York Medicaid Expenditures

    New York Medicaid Expenditures Expenditures by Government Payers New York’s Medicaid program is funded through a combination of federal, state, and local dollars. The federal government reimburses 50% of most New York Medicaid costs, with higher matching rates for ...