New York State Health Foundation

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Priority Areas

  • NYSHealth concentrates most of our activities and grantmaking in two 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.    

  • Building Healthy Communities

    Building Healthy Communities

    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.

  • Empowering Health Care Consumers

    Empowering Health Care Consumers

    New Yorkers find the health care system incredibly complex to understand and navigate. To ensure that consumers have the tools, resources, and support they need to be empowered and make informed decisions about their health care, the Foundation is focused on two strategies: (1) promoting information transparency and (2) engaging patients as partners in health care decision-making.