Tag Archives: New York

The Messenger Also Matters: Value-Based Payment Can Support Outreach To Vulnerable Populations

A Brooklyn-based project of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health trains barbers and hairstylists to help formerly incarcerated men learn to recognize and act upon their own health risk factors. Value-based payment offers an opportunity to support programs such as this.

July 10, 2017

State Single Payer And Medicaid Buy-In: A Look At California, New York, And Nevada

As more states seek to develop their own unique systems and solutions, we appear to be in a time where states are truly the laboratories of health care policy.

June 30, 2017

New York City’s Trans Fat Restrictions Ten Years Later

The IOM’s scientific declaration that trans fat was unsafe but virtually unavoidable in the food supply should compel government to act. In New York City, we did.

October 28, 2016

Demand For Family Medicine Physicians Ranks Highest Among Specialties

Since the late 1990s has surveyed residents and fellows in New York State each spring as they complete their training. In 2015, for the first time since CHWS began collecting this data and producing the demand index, family medicine ranked highest among the 25 ranked specialties.

August 18, 2016

Integrating Health Care And Housing To Promote Healthy Aging

By 2030, 74 million Americans will be 65 years of age or more. Ensuring a safe, age-friendly home and utilizing the home as a potential site of care for seniors should be seen as important policy objectives to support care management.

May 23, 2016

Hospitals’ Engagement In Population Health: Moving Past The Medicine And Into The Community

Imagine a world where hospitals reached out to people in their communities to address the deeply rooted social and environmental factors impacting health. This phenomenon is in play at some hospitals in New York State and across the country.

April 5, 2016

New Health Care Symposium: Reimagining The Health Care Industry

Do we understand the difference between medical delivery and health? Those who do -- and see themselves in the ‘health business’ -- will succeed as the industry transforms. Those who do not -- and remain only in the ‘hospital business’ -- will feel it in their wallets and struggle to survive.

March 4, 2016

Ten Most-Read GrantWatch Posts Of 2015

The most popular GrantWatch posts among our readers in 2015 were on a variety of subjects including health care for older people, behavioral health, Medicaid, social determinants of health, long-term care, data, and price transparency.

January 27, 2016

CMS’ Standardized Plan Option Could Reduce Discrimination

Under a proposed rule from CMS, insurers could elect---but are not required---to create a standardized option for sale on the exchange. How might standardization prevent discriminatory practices?

January 6, 2016

Looking At The Future Of Alzheimer’s Disease Policy

It is time to engage public health in aggressive efforts to address Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias without delay. As I noted in Health Affairs in April 2014, numerous U.S. states are already taking some action. Since then an additional 12 states, for a total of 40 states have developed...

July 14, 2015