NEW YORK (February 14, 2023) – Yuvo Health, a leading technology-enabled administrative and managed-care solution for community health centers, today announced a partnership with Public Health Solutions (PHS), the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City. Together, the companies will combine their two ecosystems to better support community health centers and address their patients’ social drivers of health, including food, housing, and transportation.
“As a proud partner of FQHCs, we know they’re frequently asked to send referrals to community-based organizations in order to address their patients’ social needs — such as connecting them to food or transportation to get to their appointments — but they’re not supported by the system to achieve this in a meaningful and sustainable way,” said Cesar Herrera, CEO of Yuvo Health, which he co-founded in New York City with a fully BIPOC team. “Partnering with PHS, a New York City healthcare pioneer for nearly 70 years, empowers us to reach more of their FQHC partners faster, and our value-based care ecosystem provides them with the infrastructure to make this activity sustainable. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
For Yuvo Health, the partnership provides them with access to additional federally qualified health center (FQHC) partners, as well as community-based organization partners (i.e. social service providers). For PHS, which has built a coordinated network of community-based organizations called WholeYouNYC, partnering with Yuvo Health links their two ecosystems and allows community-based organizations to unlock capacity and sustainability for the FQHCs that they want to attract.
“Despite the variety of social services available to New Yorkers, over 75% of New Yorkers that qualify for social services have experienced challenges accessing them, according to a recent survey conducted by PHS,” said Zachariah Hennessey, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of PHS. “With this partnership, we aim to further foster health equity by bringing providers together under the same network to connect under resourced communities with hundreds of services at once. We're thrilled to be partnering with Yuvo Health to continue to bridge the healthcare gap in New York City.”
Recently, Yuvo Health partnered with the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) to provide FQHCs with access to support services and new revenue streams through upside-risk contracts. Over the summer, they partnered with Fidelis Care to announce the submission of a value-based payment contract to the NYS Department of Health that supports affordable care to historically marginalized populations. Earlier this year, Yuvo Health announced four FQHCs that have joined their independent provider association (IPA): Long Island Select Healthcare, Metro Community Health Centers, Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, and Advantage Care Health Centers.
As 2023 approaches, Yuvo Health will continue developing customized programs to support the unique needs of their FQHC and community health center partnerships throughout the country, starting with New York. To learn more about Yuvo Health and their programs for community health centers, click here.
About Yuvo Health:
Launched in January 2021, Yuvo Health was founded in New York City by a fully BIPOC team with the common goal of bringing fair, quality care to underserved communities. A team that shares first-hand experience of the impact quality health care can make, they strive to instill more compassionate care within healthcare systems. Yuvo Health provides an industry-leading product of administrative and managed-care contracting solutions to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). Yuvo Health aims to relieve administrative pressure from FQHCs to allow them to focus completely on providing quality care to communities in need. While continuing to serve the downstate New York market, Yuvo anticipates providing their services across New York, the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic regions. For more information, please visit www.yuvohealth.com.
About Public Health Solutions:
Health disparities among New Yorkers are large, persistent and increasing. Public Health Solutions exists to change that trajectory, and support underserved New Yorkers in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential. We improve health outcomes and help communities thrive by providing services directly to underserved low-income families and supporting 200 community-based organizations through our long-standing public-private partnerships. We focus on a wide range of public health issues including food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. Visit www.healthsolutions.org to learn more.