Population Health Improvement Program

The New York State Department of Health's Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) will promote the Triple Aim of better care, better population health and lower health care costs. PHIP contractors each will work in one of several regions that together will serve the entire state. PHIP contractors will convene stakeholders and establish neutral forums to support strategic planning for identifying, sharing, disseminating and helping to implement best practices and local strategies to promote population health and reduce health care disparities in their respective regions. 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 and incorporate strategies to reduce health and health care disparities.


PHIP Contract Awards Announced:

Contractors have been selected under the PHIP Request for Applications (RFA #1405280128) released in August 2014. Awardees will each serve as the PHIP contractor in their respective regions.

Selected PHIP contractors are:

  • Capital District -- Healthy Capital District Initiative
  • Central New York -- Health Advancement Collaborative of Central New York
  • Long Island -- Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
  • Mid-Hudson -- Taconic Health Information Network and Community
  • Mohawk Valley -- The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
  • New York City -- Fund for Public Health in New York
  • North Country -- Adirondack Health Institute
  • Southern Tier -- STHL, Inc.
  • Tughill Seaway -- Fort Drum Regional Health Planning
  • Western New York -- P2 Collaborative of Western New York

The Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency will serve as the PHIP contractor in the Finger Lakes region, and will provide technical assistance to the Department in administering the program.

Read the Department's Press Release.


The New York State Department of Health held a webinar on the Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) on Friday, June 27, 2014 to provide information about the program to interested parties. The slides that were presented and a recording of the webinar have been posted below.


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