NYSHealth’s “Best of 2015” Annual Report
In 2015, we continued to see important changes in New York’s health system: progress was made on the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program; the new Essential Plan option gave low-income New Yorkers more affordable health insurance options through the New York State of Health Marketplace; and communities across the State experimented with environmental and policy approaches to improve the health of neighborhood residents. At the New York State Health Foundation, we were pleased to play a role in all of these areas (and more!) over the past year.
We also focused considerable attention internally in 2015, reviewing our processes and strategies and finding that we could have more impact if we concentrated our efforts on fewer topics. Looking ahead, we are excited to focus our work on just two main priority areas: Building Healthy Communities and Empowering Health Care Consumers.
As we move into 2016—our 10th anniversary year—we will have many opportunities to reflect on the Foundation’s work to date, and to look ahead to our next chapter. In the meantime, in lieu of a traditional annual report, we are highlighting a handful of achievements and activities from the past year. I encourage you to click below to learn more about our “Best of 2015.”
James R. Knickman
President and CEO, New York State Health Foundation