Academic Health Centers and Health Care for New York City's Poor

Academic health centers in New York City have played important roles in caring for the low-income population. They deliver extensive care to the Medicaid population, they provide emergency and clinic services to many low uninsured individuals, and they both provide charity care directly in the hospital setting and provide medical staff for most of the public hospitals in the city.The purpose of this project is to track the changing dynamics facing academic health centers in New York City and assess how the health centers react to the change in terms of caring for the poor. The two key goals of the project are: (1) to produce a scholarly analysis of how market and policy change influences the behavior of academic health centers and how changes in the commitment of health centers to care for the poor affect the people of New York; and (2) to sponsor a series of working conferences and to produce a series of interim environmental analyses that will provide forums and information to guide key actors involved in the change process.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $298,170.00

Awarded on: 12/17/1996

Time frame: 1/1/1997 - 6/30/1999

Grant Number: 29087


Columbia University

630 West 168th Street
New York, 10032-3702