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Children's Public Health Policy In The United States: How the Past Can Inform the Future

February 21, 2006 - To illuminate historical lessons in children's public health, Howard Markel and Janet Golden review child public health efforts from the 19th and 20th centuries in this Fund-supported article.

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Foundation Performance Measurement: A Tool for Institutional Learning and Improvement

February 15, 2006 - In his Executive Vice President-COO's report in the 2005 Annual Report, John Craig reviews why foundations should assemble an array of methods that allow them to examine their own performance and that of their grantees, make improvements based on lessons learned, and report findings to their various audiences.

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President's Message: Aiming High

February 7, 2006 - In her 2005 President's Message, Karen Davis outlines 10 priorities to help the health system achieve the goal of high performance.

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Winter 2005 Commonwealth Fund Quarterly: A Digest of Current Work in Health Policy and Practice

March 11, 2005 - Case studies and an analysis of the individual insurance market; an interview with Stephen Shields, one of the pioneers of the nursing home "culture change" movement; a report on Maine's ambitious health reforms; Karen Davis' 10-point plan for "transforming" the U.S. health system; and more updates on recent Fund activity.

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Transformational Change: A Ten-Point Strategy to Achieve Better Health Care for All

January 11, 2005 - In her 2004 Annual Report Message, Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis, Ph.D., lays out a detailed plan to transform the system to achieve "commensurate value for what we spend on health care."

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Regulating Foundations: A Delicate Balance

December 28, 2004 - Fund Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John E. Craig, Jr., addresses the challenges of regulating foundations effectively and proposes steps that the foundation sector could take to ensure strong performance by a very diverse group of institutions.

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Measuring Provider Efficiency, Version 1.0, A Collaborative Multi-Stakeholder Effort

December 24, 2004 - This White Paper reflects the efforts from health plans, employers, consultants, and providers to define a set of recommendations that have the potential to improve the measurement of provider efficiency and the science behind it.

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Fall 2004 Commonwealth Fund Quarterly: A Digest of Current Work in Health Policy and Practice

December 20, 2004 - International concerns about primary care are the focus of the lead story in the new Commonwealth Fund Quarterly, our roundup of Fund-supported research. Other articles address the health insurance divide between low- and higher-wage workers; a new survey on physician IT use; and an interview with Simon Stevens, British Prime Minister Tony Blair's former health policy advisor, who talks about the ambitious reforms under way at the NHS.

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Webcast Participant Bios

October 26, 2004 -

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Washington Health Policy Week in Review - Continued

October 25, 2004 -

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Tipsheet: For Reporting on Drugs, Devices and Medical Technologies

September 15, 2004 - This tipsheet oulines questions to consider and discuss when reporting on prescription drugs and other medical technologies.

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Summer 2004 Commonwealth Fund Quarterly: A Digest of Current Work in Health Policy and Practice

September 9, 2004 -

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Harkness House

August 31, 2004 -

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Health Disparities in New York City

July 15, 2004 - Black and Hispanic New Yorkers, as well as poor residents regardless of race or ethnicity, are more likely than whites to have diabetes, HIV, and other diseases, and are at greater risk of dying prematurely, according to a new Commonwealth Fund-supported report from the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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An Undervalued Species: Private Value-Added Foundations

February 1, 2004 - "Value-added" foundations like The Commonwealth Fund perform an important function by underwriting policy research, service delivery experimentation, and infrastructure development within their fields—health care, in the case of the Fund.

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