Other Focus Areas
NYSHealth maintains a special commitment to a few areas of focus outside of our current programmatic priority areas (expanding health care coverage for New Yorkers, building healthy communities, and advancing primary care). Learn more about our Special Projects Fund, our efforts to meet the needs of returning veterans and their families, and our plans to focus on improving transparency and affordability to empower consumers.
Grants through our Special Projects Fund allow us to support projects that address an important health care or public health issue in the State, but are outside of our targeted priority areas. Eligible projects are coordinated interventions that take place over a specified period of time to achieve quantifiable results.
The NYSHealth Initiative for Returning Veterans and Their Families seeks to underscore that the health care, mental health, and social services issues returning veterans and their families face are not solely military issues, but public and community health issues that should be addressed by local and national government agencies, community-based organizations, and health funders.
In 2016, NYSHealth plans to pursue a focused effort to improve the transparency and affordability of our health care system, with the goal of empowering consumers. We have invested some energy in this area already as part of the Foundation’s work on delivery reform, payment reform, and cost containment.