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Advancing the Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care for Small Practices

Publication date: 
08/2017
This issue brief, co-funded by United Hospital Fund (UHF) and the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth), explores the real-world application of an innovative framework that allows for the phased adoption of key elements of behavioral health integration.
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AccessibleNYC

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08/2017
An Annual Report on the State of People with Disabilities Living in New York City 2017 Edition.
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Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care

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07/2017
The U.S. ranked last on performance overall, and ranked last or near last on the Access, Administrative Efficiency, Equity, and Health Care Outcomes domains. The top-ranked countries overall were the U.K., Australia, and the Netherlands. Based on a broad range of indicators, the U.S. health system is an outlier, spending far more but falling short of the performance achieved by other high-income countries. The results suggest the U.S. health care system should look at other countries’ approaches if it wants to achieve an affordable high-performing health care system that serves all Americans.
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"I Can Take Care of Myself!" Patients' Refusals of Home Health Care Services

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05/2017
When patients who have been discharged from inpatient care refuse home health care services, they may experience higher rates of readmission to the hospital and a lower quality of life. This issue is not well studied or understood, and in December 2016 UHF’s Families and Health Care Project and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation sponsored a roundtable examining it. This report summarizes the discussion and findings of that roundtable.
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Networks at the Nexus: Revisiting New York State’s Provider Network Standards and Protections

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05/2017
Hundreds of thousands more New Yorkers have joined insurance plans since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, and health plans are increasingly trying to control costs by offering narrow networks of health care providers. Networks at the Nexus examines consumer protections and network adequacy standards in New York and recommends a series of steps the state could take to ensure transparency and access on this issue of critical importance to health insurance consumers.
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Employer Roles in Building Pipelines for Middle-Skill Jobs in Health Care

Publication date: 
04/2017
This report focuses on the different perspectives employers had of their role in workforce initiatives that create pipelines for middle-skill jobs. Better understanding employer perspectives can help workforce organizations, employers, and funders engage other health care employers in similar efforts to improve outcomes for workers while better meeting employer’s needs.
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Oversaturated: How An Oversaturation Of Licensed Tobacco Retail Outlets In New York City Is Impacting Public Health

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04/2017
Report examines existing public data in regards to the health of New Yorkers, tobacco use in New York City and the oversaturation of licensed tobacco retail outlets in New York City, and presents detailed recommendations from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) on how to best address the oversaturation.
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