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Blueprint, Spring 2017

Publication Date: 04.24.2017

UHF’s Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative links primary care and social services agencies to identify and address social determinants of health that pose particular risks to children 5 and under. Also in this issue: the upending of a historic federal-state partnership on Medicaid; enlisting health care in preventing homelessness; the latest class of Clinical Quality Fellows; engaging family caregivers before patients’ hospital discharge; and much more.

Caring for Your Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): A Guide for Patients and Family Caregivers

Publication Date: 03.15.2017

With growing numbers of hospitalized patients being sent home with central lines in place, safely maintaining these common home care devices often falls to home care patients and their family caregivers. This detailed guide, produced by two UHF grantees, uses simple language and graphics to help caregivers and patients safely manage this complex task.

Quality Collaborative, Fall/Winter 2016/17

Publication Date: 01.18.2017

Building a More Effective Health Care System for Every New Yorker

Publication Date: 12.07.2016

This year’s annual report focuses on how UHF’s initiatives are addressing the challenges of a changing health care landscape and having a real impact on the quality, accessibility, affordability, and patient experience of health care.

New York State’s “Get Smart” Campaign

Publication Date: 11.16.2016
Author: Emily Lutterloh, MD, MPH

A presentation from the webinar “New York State’s ‘Get Smart’ Campaign,” held on November 16, 2016. 

Developing a Core Measure Set to Assess Quality and Value of Primary Care in New York State

Publication Date: 11.16.2016
Author: Roopa Mahadevan, MA, and Anne-Marie Audet, MD, MSc, SM

This poster presentation describes the development of a set of quality and value measures for advanced primary care.

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Outpatient Facilities

Publication Date: 10.06.2016
Author: Guillermo V. Sanchez, PA-C, MPH

Webinar presentation on effective interventions to improve outpatient antibiotic prescribing.

Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) in the Home Care Setting

Publication Date: 06.14.2016

This toolkit offers practical approaches and tools for home care professionals and hospital acute care providers to systematically assess the risks for and reduce the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections in patients receiving home health care services.

Quality Collaborative, Spring 2016

Publication Date: 05.20.2016

The cover story of this issue reports on the broadening of GNYHA/UHF efforts to fight antibiotic resistance beyond the inpatient focus, expanding to outpatient settings.

A New Arena for Reducing Antibiotic Misuse: Outpatient Care

Publication Date: 03.24.2016
Author: Hillary Jalon and Anne-Marie Audet, M.D.

Health Affairs Blog reports on United Hospital Fund's new Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative.

Quality Collaborative, Winter 2016

Publication Date: 03.09.2016

This issue features highlights from the past year of the IMPACT to Reduce Readmissions Collaborative, featuring education to improve care transitions through more effective communication.

Quality Collaborative, Fall 2015

Publication Date: 11.20.2015

The fall issue of Quality Collaborative features the first update since the launch of our Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, which is helping metropolitan-area hospitals to establish or improve their antibiotic management practices.

Quality Collaborative, Spring 2015

Publication Date: 05.26.2015

This issue highlights a new program focused on the next generation of antibiotic resistance—working with predominantly metropolitan-area hospitals to assess current practices, barriers to optimal antibiotic use, and the need for stewardship programs.

Quality Collaborative, Fall 2014

Publication Date: 11.12.2014

This issue highlights the progress of the IMPACT to Reduce Readmissions Collaborative, which is helping hospitals and nursing homes work more effectively together in the care of nursing home residents requiring emergency care.

Work in Progress

Publication Date: 11.03.2014

New York’s health care system is on the move, with dramatic changes being made in its basic elements. The Fund is playing an important role in that transformation, as this 2014 annual report highlights.

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