NYSHealth concentrates most of our activities and grantmaking in three strategic priority areas. In each area, we have developed a set of specific goals and focused strategies to advance our efforts. To have an impact in these areas, we make grants, convene key stakeholders, and commission and disseminate policy analyses that inform health care policy and practice throughout New York State.
Many New Yorkers are projected to become newly insured once Federal health reform provisions are fully phased in. To advance the implementation of health reform, NYSHealth is supporting a range of efforts to reach and educate consumers about their insurance options and how to enroll in and use their coverage.
To help communities become healthier, more active places, the Foundation is supporting initiatives across the State to help more New Yorkers of all ages eat healthy foods, become physically active, and have access to a range of programs that encourage healthy life choices.
Given the growing demand for primary care, the need to control health care costs, and the opportunities to develop new models of care as New York implements health reform, the Foundation has identified advancing primary care as a new priority area, beginning in 2013.