Transforming Care


Transforming Care, a quarterly newsletter of The Commonwealth Fund, identifies and promotes innovative efforts by health care organizations to better meet the needs of the nation's sickest and most vulnerable patients. It has proven to be one of the Fund's most popular publications. As part of a redesign that included a name change in 2015, Transforming Care shifted focus to models of care, payment approaches, and patient engagement strategies that benefit vulnerable populations and high-need, high-cost patients. The new focus, together with social media promotion, has contributed to a 37 percent increase in subscribers between 2014 and 2017. This project will support four newsletters over the course of 12 months. Each will include a feature article of at least 2,500 words; a case study of the same length or an interview with an expert on the topic; infographics; and a roundup of important journal articles identified by the editorial advisory board. Transforming Care will also continue to serve as a research tool for Fund program staff, furnishing information on timely issues and emerging models of care such as population segmentation, integration of health care and social services, and viable payment models for rural hospitals. The topics for each issue are developed in collaboration with the Health Care Delivery System Reform program. Transforming Care's readership comprises roughly 25,000 subscribers, many of whom are providers, policymakers, and academic researchers. Readers also include 280 members of the news media, including journalists from the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and Atlantic, as well as PBS NewsHour. The publication is promoted through social media by the Fund, sources who have been interviewed, and readers.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Health Vista LLC and Pear Tree Communications, Inc.
Principal Investigator:
Sarah Klein and Martha Hostetter, M.F.A.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
November 14, 2017

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