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The Commonwealth Fund, New York

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The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The Fund is dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care, and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, elderly people, low-income families, minority Americans, and the uninsured.

The Fund's two national program areas are improving health insurance coverage and access to care and improving the quality of health care services. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries. In its own community, New York City, the Fund makes grants to improve health care and enhance public spaces and services.

The Commonwealth Fund was a partner institution of the International Network Health Policy & Reform from 2003 until 2008.

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Assistant Vice President and Director
International Program in Health Policy
The Commonwealth Fund, New York
One East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

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