10 Things Your Donations Helped UHF Accomplish in 2018


    Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Health Care

    1. Our Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, now in its 11th year, trained 23 doctors and 6 nurses to be quality improvement leaders through an intensive 15-month program. Over 200 clinicians from 50+ hospitals have been trained to date.

    2. Our Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative, developed with 7 hospital partners, produced a practical collection of tools for health care providers to combat antibiotic misuse, thus reducing the risk of dangerous infections and multi-drug resistance.

    3. Our new initiative, Difficult Decisions, is tackling the challenges faced by patients and families when arranging continued care after a hospital stay. One in five hospitalized New Yorkers require continued care.

    4. Our funding supported the pilot-testing, publication, and wide dissemination of a framework to integrate mental health care into primary care to reach patients whose depression, anxiety, and other common behavioral disorders remain untreated. 

    Expanding Insurance Coverage and Access to Care

    5. Our Health Insurance Project produced research and analysis to advance affordable, comprehensive coverage, with a special focus on the 1 million New Yorkers lacking coverage and the many more who are underinsured.

    6. Our Medicaid Institute convened 375 health care leaders and officials through our annual Medicaid conference to help protect the health of low-income New Yorkers and strengthen the Medicaid program.

    Building Clinical-Community Partnerships

    7. Our Partnerships for Early Childhood Development project is fostering collaborations between the health care system, community agencies, and other sectors to promote healthy child development, with a special focus on the 40 percent of New York children living at or near the poverty line.

    8. Our project, Ripple Effect: The Children and Kinship Caregivers Affected by the Opioid Epidemic, brought together national experts to address the overlooked impact of the crisis on children and families. 

    9. Our Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Careinitiative created a roadmap to help clinicians identify and address patient-reported issues related to social determinants of health—like housing, finances, and food insecurity—and improve the overall well-being of patients.   

    10. Our work on the First 1,000 Days on Medicaid initiative, with over 200 stakeholders, resulted in a 10-point plan included in the New York State budget to promote the health and development of children 0-3 years old.   

    Thank you for supporting UHF!


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