New on the Site
Tony Shih, MD, MPH, introduces himself and looks to the future—both challenges and strategies—for health care and UHF.
State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson announced the “First 1000 Days on Medicaid Initiative” at United Hospital Fund’s annual Medicaid conference on July 20. The Initiative aims to improve access to health and social services for children during their first three years.
Jennifer L. Howse, PhD, and Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, have been elected to the UHF board of directors, bringing additional philanthropic, research and practice, and health policy expertise to the organization’s leadership group.
The Greater New York Hospital Association and United Hospital Fund launched the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP) in 2009 to develop quality improvement leaders in the New York region. A new article published in the American Journal of Medical Quality on July 14, 2017, describes the CQFP’s structure and curriculum, program participants’ perceived value, improvement projects, and the career paths of 87 participants.
Prescription drug spending increased in the double digits on average in recent years across New York State for health plans participating in Medicaid Managed Care and in the commercial small group markets, according to a new UHF report.
The second meeting of participants in a learning collaborative that is part of the Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care–New York (PROPC–NY) initiative, a project of of UHF's Quality Institute, took place at the Fund on June 20. Some 30 participants discussed how to ensure that patients are not only healthy but satisfied with their treatment.
An article in the journal Health Affairs, Interest In Early Childhood Health Leads To Three Funders Working Together, describes the Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative, a collaboration by United Hospital Fund (UHF), the Altman Foundation, and The New York Community Trust (The Trust) to support efforts by eleven New York City hospitals to screen young children for social determinants of health and connect them with the appropriate services.
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.