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Marking Efforts to Reduce Disparities and Improve Care for the Most Vulnerable

1997 In Their Own Words Adolescent Girls Discuss Health and Health Care Issues

Addressing inequities in health and health care has been a hallmark of Commonwealth Fund philanthropy since the beginning. Former program officer Anne Beal, M.D., M.P.H., now chief patient officer at Sanofi, reflects on the legacy of the Fund’s Program on Quality of Care for Underserved Populations, which she led from 2002 to 2009, and its efforts to reframe national dialogue about health care disparities. In an accompanying Q&A, Pamela Riley, M.D., M.P.H., vice president for the Program on Health Care Delivery System Reform, describes the Commonwealth Fund’s current efforts to make health care work better for low-income Americans.

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