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Commonwealth Fund Centennial

A Century of Advancing Health Care for All

To mark the Commonwealth Fund’s centennial year, we have launched a new website that seeks both to describe the unique history of the Commonwealth Fund and, we hope, to draw some lessons from its work over a hundred years. Visitors who are familiar only with the Fund of recent years may be surprised to learn of some earlier efforts: supporting the research that led to the widespread adoption of the Pap smear; building the rural hospitals that led to the enactment of the Hill-Burton Act; helping to bring hospice care to the United States. Others may be unaware of the foundation’s activities around helping to develop the evidence base and framework for the Affordable Care Act.



We invite you to explore the site, not only to reflect on the work of the Commonwealth Fund over a momentous century, but to see how that work has been informed by a constancy of mission and an attuned responsiveness to the ever-changing American health system.

Our hope is that you will come away with a better understanding of the Commonwealth Fund’s rich and diverse history, its current work, and its vision for the future.

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