The list below includes sessions and posters featuring Commonwealth Fund staff. For more information, go to the AcademyHealth website.


Sunday, June 2

12:15pm – 1:45pm (Poster Session A)

U.S. Social Spending and Health Outcomes in an International Context: Getting the Balance Right

2:00pm – 2:20pm

Dying Mothers: How Do Individual U.S. States Rank Globally and What Can Be Done to Reduce Maternal Mortality?


Monday, June 3

8:00am – 9:15am (Poster Session B)

Coping with Serious Illness in America: The High Prevalence and Adverse Effects of Very Low Income

Health Care Experiences of People with Serious Illness and Mental Health Issues

9:30am – 11:00am

Special Session: 10th Anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and HITECH

  • Room 145 A/B, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Moderator: David Blumenthal
  • Panelists: David Bates, Don Rucker, Christine Stock

Meet the Project Officers: How to Get and Maintain Funding

  • Room 152A, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Chair: Daniel Dohan
  • Speakers: Ann Geiger, Eric C. Schneider, Mona Shah, David Meyers

11:30am – 11:50am

Role of Medicaid Expansion in Availability of Behavioral Health Services at Federally Qualified Health Centers

1:15pm – 2:45pm (Poster Session C)

Does Having Insurance Provide Sufficient Financial Protection from Health Care Costs?

Listening to Primary Care Physicians for Low-Income Patients: Barriers to High-Quality Care

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Using Evidence to Inform Practice and Policy: Lessons from Cross-National Collaborations

  • Marriott Marquis, Independence D
  • Chair: Arlene Bierman
  • Speakers: Stefano Vella, Robin Osborn, Tsung-Mei Cheng, Martin McKee

Tuesday, June 4

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Late-Breaking Session: Novel Efforts to Improve High Value Care for Complex Patients

  • Room 146A, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Chair: Benson Hsu
  • Discussant: Eric C. Schneider