Healthfirst ADVANCE PERSPECTIVES Blog

Welcome to the ADVANCE PERSPECTIVES blog. Read our latest insights, strategies, and viewpoints on advancing health equity.

provider spotlight: predictive models help plan for end-of-life-care with a health equity lens

Provider Spotlight: Predictive Models Help Plan for End-of-Life-Care with a Health Equity Lens

Despite wanting to be at home at time of death, many pass away in the hospital. NYU Langone Health built models to predict mortality risk for hospitalized patients and conduct conversations about advance care planning.

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high-risk pregnancy intervention

High-Risk Pregnancy Intervention

Healthfirst uses predictive models to identify and intervene in high-risk pregnancies more than seven weeks earlier than traditional clinical decision trees in populations at risk for maternal and infant mortality.

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provider spotlight: advocating for responsible ai through human-centered design at northwell health

Provider Spotlight: Advocating for Responsible AI Through Human-Centered Design at Northwell Health

AI’s transformative potential is well known. So are its biases. Healthcare can only benefit from AI and reduce disparities in equity and access once algorithms truly represent the populations they serve.

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equity efforts to end the aids epidemic

Equity efforts to end the AIDS epidemic

This PrEP Aware Week, we’re highlighting the important work being done in New York to promote equitable access to PrEP and to end the AIDS epidemic.

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overcoming a major roadblock to health equity: medicaid recertification

Overcoming a major roadblock to health equity: Medicaid recertification

Continuous reenrollment for Medicaid for NYS, which was in place during the pandemic, ended on June 30. Learn why it’s vital that stakeholders work together toward the shared goal of keeping eligible New Yorkers insured.

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provider spotlight: better access to mental health help

Provider Spotlight: Better Access to Mental Health Help

Urban areas face a shortage of mental health services — unconscious bias, stereotyping, and lack of resources impact care quality. The Harlem Health Initiative aims to break barriers to access and improve services.

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provider spotlight: jamaica and flushing hospital work to support aging in place

Provider Spotlight: Jamaica and Flushing Hospital Work to Support Aging in Place

Aging in place is hard for most seniors, especially in NYC’s underserved neighborhoods. Healthfirst partner Jamaica and Flushing Hospital Medical Centers, works to identify risk and develop preventive interventions.

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provider spotlight: addressing structural racism in maternity care

Provider Spotlight: Addressing Structural Racism in Maternity Care

Maternal mortality rates in NYC and across the U.S. are much higher for Black women. To address the issue, NYC Health + Hospitals focuses clinical interventions on the root causes on inequity in how care is delivered.

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provider spotlight: using data to address disparities

Provider Spotlight: Using Data to Address Disparities

Northwell Health uses data and analytics to serve the Long Island community by providing equitable access to care, especially COVID-19 vaccines, and identifying unmet social needs.

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healthy kids are key to a healthy society

Healthy Kids are Key to a Healthy Society

Providing children with access to preventative care creates a healthy society, but evidence shows that we are failing our children - especially those who are most vulnerable.

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proposed changes to medicare stars program are poised to advance health equity

Proposed Changes to Medicare Stars Program are Poised to Advance Health Equity

A proposed rule from CMS would add a health equity index to the Medicare Stars program and encourage Medicare Advantage plans to invest in strategies to address healthcare disparities.

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a simple and scalable way to improve heart health in south asian american communities

A Simple and Scalable Way to Improve Heart Health in South Asian American Communities

Recently published research from NYU and Healthfirst shows how supporting small primary care practices can impact health equity for South Asian Americans’ cardiovascular health.

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