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Health Reform & You: Improving Care for Vulnerable Populations

October 24, 2012 - In this video, Pamela Riley, M.D., senior program officer for The Commonwealth Fund's vulnerable populations program, outlines the need to improve care for vulnerable groups—which include low-income people, people without insurance, and people in racial and ethnic minority groups—and how the Affordable Care Act will help. Play »

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Ruth Thorlby on Her Harkness Fellowship Experience

October 4, 2012 - Ruth Thorlby of the Nuffield Trust discusses her path to becoming a Harkness Fellow and how her fellowship experience in United States enriched her career. Play »

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Karen Davis on the Future of Medicare

October 2, 2012 - Karen Davis talks about what the presidential election means for the future of Medicare on "Richard Heffner's Open Mind" on PBS. Play »

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Karen Davis on Health Care in the 2012 Election

October 2, 2012 - Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis talks about what the presidential election means for the future of U.S. health care on "Richard Heffner's Open Mind" on PBS. Play »

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Don Berwick: Reflections on the Affordable Care Act

September 21, 2012 - Donald Berwick, M.D., former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, discusses the first two years of Affordable Care Act. He outlines the ways the U.S. is beginning to integrate hospital and out-patient care while lowering costs. Play »

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A Patient-Centered National Health Service in the U.K.

September 21, 2012 - Tim Kelsey of the National Health Service (NHS) Commissioning Board discusses his new role as National Director for Patients and Information, and outlines how the new customer-service vision for the NHS can be achieved. Play »

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Driving Quality in the U.K.'s National Health Service

September 21, 2012 - Lord Ara Darzi, KBE, M.D., former Parliamentary under secretary of state in England, looks at the role of government and clinicians in improving quality in the National Health Service at a local and national level. Play »

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The Role of Health Care Providers in Health Reform

September 21, 2012 - Thomas Lee, president of Partners Healthcare System and chief executive officer of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., outlines what the changes in U.S. health care mean for hospitals and health professionals. Play »

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Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Health Care

September 21, 2012 - Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, discusses developments in evidence-based decision making in the United States. Play »

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The Goals of the U.K.'s National Health Service Reforms

September 21, 2012 - Mike Farrar, chief executive of the U.K.'s National Health Service Confederation, talks with Nuffield Trust senior fellow in health policy Ruth Thorlby about what he believes are the key goals of the Health and Social Care Act, the U.K's health reform law. Play »

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Health Reform & You: Strengthening Primary Care

September 17, 2012 - In this video, part of new health reform series, Melinda Abrams, vice president for the Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Program, explains how primary care doctors' visits are changing. She outlines the problems many people have with today’s primary care, and how the medical home—an approach to primary care supported by the Affordable Care Act—is improving access and quality of care while lowering costs. Play »

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'Talking Health': Patient-Centered Medical Homes

August 1, 2012 - In this episode of The Commonwealth Fund-supported CUNY-TV program "Talking Health," A. John Blair III, M.D., president of Taconic IPA, and Melinda K. Abrams, vice president of the Patient–Centered Coordinated Care Program at The Commonwealth Fund, discuss the success of medical homes. Play »

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Community Counts: The Local Scorecard

March 14, 2012 - A new Commonwealth Fund report ranks 306 local areas across the U.S. on indicators of health system performance. Watch for report highlights and commentary from report coauthor Cathy Schoen of The Commonwealth Fund. Play »

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2011 International Health Ministers' Policy Roundtable

January 4, 2012 - Watch highlights of the health ministers' roundtable discussion from The Commonwealth Fund's 14th International Symposium on Health Care Policy. Play »

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Realizing the Promise of Health Reform: A Health Care System for the 21st Century

December 5, 2011 - The Hon. Annette Widmann-Mauz, Parliamentary State Secretary for Health for Germany, delivers the keynote speech, "Realizing the Promise of Health Reform: A Health Care System for the 21st Century," at The Commonwealth Fund 2011 International Symposium on Health Care Policy. Play »

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