Resources & Reports
Gold, Silver, and Bronze—The Important Role of Product Standardization in Health Insurance Reform By: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: November 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This NYSHealth-funded report by the Health Policy Research Center at the Rockefeller Institute of Government indicates that standardizing health insurance options is key to helping consumers compare plans and make informed choices.
Strengthening the Capacity of Immigrant Community-Based Organizations: Findings from an Evaluation of the New York Immigration Coalition Health Collaborative By: The New York Academy of Medicine Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: November 2009 Type: Resources
In 2008, the New York State Health Foundation supported the New York Immigration Coalition’s (NYIC) Health Collaborative, which provides education, communication and outreach skills to diverse immigrant-focused community based organizations (CBOs) that help immigrants access health care. The Collaborative included two legal services organizations and nine CBOs, representing the Latino, South Asian, Russian, Balkan, Korean, Haitian, and Filipino communities in New York City and Long Island. In this NYSHealth-funded report, the New York Academy of Medicine evaluated the activities undertaken by the Collaborative, their outcomes, and likelihood of sustainability after grant funding ends.
Key Facts: The Health & Mental Health of Returning Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Veterans' Health Date: October 2009 Type: Resources, Fact Sheet
This NYSHealth fact sheet lists important facts and figures regarding the heath and mental health of returning veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in the U.S. and New York State.
Defy Diabetes Presents at Annual AADE Meeting in Atlanta By: Seton Health Priority Areas: Date: October 2009 Type: Resources, Conference Materials, Presentation
NYSHealth grantee Seton Health shared the work of its Defy Diabetes project at the August 2009 American Association of Diabetes Educators conference in San Antonio, Texas. Seton Health’s presentation was received with great enthusiasm by certified diabetes educators interested in replicating Seton Health’s Defy Diabetes Nurse Champion model in both faith communities and primary care sites throughout the country.
Women Warriors: Supporting She “Who Has Borne the Battle” By: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Priority Areas: Veterans' Health Date: October 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America report focuses on reintegration issues faced by female active servicemembers and female veterans. The report sheds light on the disparities between male and female veterans, and the unique set of challenges female veterans face in several areas, including health care, family life, and career advancement.
The Effectiveness of Worksite Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions for Controlling Employee Overweight and Obesity: A Systematic Review By: American Journal of Preventive Medicine Priority Areas: Diabetes Prevention and Management Date: October 2009 Type: Resources, Article
This October 2009 American Journal of Preventive Medicine article proposes the effectiveness of “worksite nutrition and activity programs” in helping workers live healthier lifestyles.
The Big Picture By: United Hospital Fund Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: October 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This NYSHealth-funded United Hospital Fund report combines a detailed analysis of health plan enrollment and financial results with a comprehensive review of how New York’s health insurance markets actually work and are governed by key statutes and regulations.
Reducing Paperwork to Improve Enrollment and Retention in Medicaid and CHIP By: United Hospital Fund Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: October 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This United Hospital Fund report explores the use of third-party data matching as a strategy to simplify the enrollment and retention of eligible people in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Neighborhood Safety, Socioeconomic Status, and Physical Activity in Older Adults By: American Journal of Preventive Medicine Priority Areas: Special Projects Fund, Diabetes Prevention and Management Date: September 2009 Type: Resources, Article
This 2008 Harvard School of Public Health study found that older adults, who perceived their neighborhood as safer, had an 8% higher chance of engaging in physical activity.
Managing Risk in Health Insurance Markets: A Challenge for States in the Midst of Health Care Reform By: The Nelson A.Rockefeller Institute of Government and Harvard University Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: September 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This NYSHealth-funded report issued by the Health Policy Research Center at the Rockefeller Institute of Government and Harvard University reviews strategies New York State and other states could use to manage risk in the small-group and individual insurance markets, ultimately making health insurance more affordable and accessible. Using Massachusetts and potential Federal reform options as a guide, the report discusses considerations that would need to be addressed to implement such risk management strategies as insurance exchanges and insurance mandates.