Population Health Improvement Program

The New York State Department of Health's Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) will promote the Triple Aim – better care, better population health and lower health care costs – through regional contractors that will convene stakeholders and establish neutral forums for identifying, sharing, disseminating and helping implement best practices and strategies to promote population health and reduce health care disparities in their respective regions. The PHIP will help achieve improvements in population health through stakeholder collaboration, data-driven prioritization, and regional or local strategies for addressing health disparities.

In particular, the PHIP will help support and advance ongoing activities related to the New York State Prevention Agenda 2013-2017 and the State Health Innovation Plan (SHIP). Further, upon request, PHIP contractors shall serve as resources to local Performing Providers Systems (PPSs) under the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program, which builds on the work of the Medicaid Redesign Team.

The PHIP will bring together a variety of stakeholders that impact, or are impacted by, health and health care issues. These stakeholders will include: health care consumer and patient advocacy organizations; behavioral health advocacy organizations; disability rights organizations; health, behavioral health and disabilities service providers; rural health networks; insurers and other payers; local public health officials and other local officials; local human service agencies; the business community; unions; schools and institutions of higher education; local housing authorities; and local transportation authorities.

PHIP Overview Materials

PHIP Lead Organizations

Capital Region (Albany, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer)

  • Healthy Capital District Initiative

Central NY (Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego)

  • HealtheConnections

Finger Lakes (Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates)

  • Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk)

  • Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council

Mid-Hudson (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester)

  • Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC)

Mohawk Valley (Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Otsego, Schoharie)

  • Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital

New York City (Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, Queens)

  • Fund for Public Health in New York

North Country (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren, Washington)

  • Adirondack Health Institute

Southern Tier (Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Tioga, Tompkins)

  • Southern Tier Healthlink

Tug Hill Seaway (Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence)

  • Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization

Western NY (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genessee, Wyoming)

  • P2 Collaborative


If you would like to be added to the PHIP mailing list or have questions about the PHIP, please contact PHIPinfo@health.ny.gov.