The Mission of The Commonwealth Fund

August 12, 2014 by Christine C. Dodd, Director of Public Affairs
The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including people with low-incomes, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, people with disabilities and the elderly.  The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries. The Commonwealth Fund actively seeks to support projects on innovative approaches to addressing problems within its areas of focus, working in partnership with professionals and organizations in a range of fields. The Fund's current programs are:
Health Care Coverage and Access
Health Care Delivery System Reform
International Health Policy and Practice Innovations
Breakthrough Health Care Opportunities
Within these program areas, preference is given to proposals to clarify the scope of serious and neglected problems; to develop, test and evaluate the impact of practical, innovative models for addressing such problems; to disseminate tools and models of care that have been proven to be effective; or to analyze the impact of policies and trends on well-defined issues. You can review descriptions of funding priorities and listings of recently approved grants for these program areas by clicking on the program areas above.
Deadlines: Open                                    
Average Grant Award: $216,000

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