Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Meet the participants...

As we get closer to the event, we will be profiling the participating organizations. This week, we invite you to learn more about the Commonwealth Fund, the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Mission: To promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults.

The Commonwealth Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries.

Mission: To strategically invest our limited resources to seed innovation, catalyze change, and create model processes that will lead to improvements in health.

The Rippel Foundation seeks to have a direct impact on the incidence and treatment of heart disease and cancer, the quality of health and life for women and the elderly, and the viability of our nation’s hospitals and healthcare delivery system.

Mission: As responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us, the Foundation forms and invests in partnerships to achieve significant, lasting and measurable results in environmental conservation, science and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Foundation’s science-based, results-driven orientation stems from the principles and interests of Gordon and Betty Moore. The Foundation operates proactively in the three specific areas of focus named in their mission statement—environmental conservation, science, and the San Francisco Bay Area—where a significant and measurable impact can be achieved. Distinct Initiatives have been created within these three Program areas. Each Initiative employs a portfolio of grants that are expected to help achieve targeted, large-scale outcomes in a specific time frame.

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