Health Sector Resources

September, 2017

Bullying is a public health problem. Bullying has long been tolerated by many people as a rite of passage among children and teens. But bullying is not a normal part of childhood. It is a serious public health problem. Bullying harms the child who is bullied, the child who is the bully, and the bystanders.

August, 2017

The opioid crisis is the story of many types of pain. It’s about how well-meaning efforts to kill pain began to kill people instead. How chronic pain can hijack everyday life and medical care. 

August, 2017

An Annual Report on the State of People with Disabilities Living in New York City 2017 Edition.

August, 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.

August, 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.

July, 2017

Here is what would happen in New York if healthcare reform is successful. 

July, 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.

July, 2017
The new report demonstrates that positive outcomes associated with high-performing primary care continue to increase, even while the PCMH model evolves.
May, 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.

May, 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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