A New Agenda for a Post–Health Reform Landscape

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Learn more about The Commonwealth Fund's new grantmaking and research agenda.

With the Affordable Care Act bringing new health insurance coverage options to millions, and a wide range of payment and delivery reforms under way, U.S. health care is at a turning point. In light of this change, The Commonwealth Fund has chosen to redefine its grantmaking and research focus. The new direction comes eight months after David Blumenthal, M.D., joined The Commonwealth Fund as the seventh president of the 95-year-old philanthropy. As Dr. Blumenthal explains in a blog post, "The new focus is the result of eight months of staff work and dozens of conversations with outside experts―leaders in the worlds of policy, care delivery, academia, and philanthropy, to name just a few. It explicitly takes into account the rapidly changing environment that defines our health care system―shifting demography, rising costs, the ongoing implementation of the health reform law, the spread of information technology―and it offers a 'next step' on the path toward high performance."...

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