What You Should Know:
– David Blumenthal, MD, will step down as president of the Commonwealth Fund at the end of 2022, after 10 years as head of the health care policy foundation.
– Under his leadership, the Commonwealth Fund has implemented several new initiatives, including a major effort to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare practice, policy, and outcomes and an expansion of work in healthcare coverage and access and international health policy and practice innovations.
– During its tenure, the Fund has steadily enhanced its stature as a source of objective, nonpartisan analysis to inform national discussions around health policy, as well as the sophistication and reach of its communications capabilities.
– Commonwealth Fund Board Chair Drake will lead a search committee to recruit Blumenthal’s successor. Inquiries should be directed to Egon Zehnder, the global leadership advisory firm that will manage the search.