Using Evidence to Improve Population Health

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  • Remembering Robert A. (Rob) Fordham

    Nov 28, 2016

    By Mark Gibson*  It was with sorrow that the Milbank Memorial Fund received news of the passing of friend and former program officer Robert A. (Rob) Fordham. Rob died peacefully at home of natural causes on October 13, 2016, surrounded by family and friends. He was 87 years old. Rob’s career spanned over five decades, during which he served in government under eight presidents from … Read more

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  • ACA Winners and Losers

    Nov 28, 2016 | Christopher F. Koller, President

    Congress is preparing to debate the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) yet again. While “repeal and replace” may take longer than was promised on the election trail, with single party control of both Congress and the White House, changes to the ACA appear inevitable. As they sort through particular policy proposals, lawmakers should take into highest account the concerns of those most … Read more

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    Citizen Scientists and the Lessons of Flint

    Gerald Markowitz, David Rosner

    The story of Flint is a classic case of the dual legacies of public health, one rooted in advocacy and aligned with community residents and activists, and the other protecting the interests of state bureaucracies using their own image as scientists. Read more

  • Featured Article

    The Mass Production of Redundant, Misleading, and Conflicted Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses

    John P.A. Ioannidis

    This article investigates the mass production of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, many of which are suboptimal and can be harmful given the prestige and influence these types of studies have acquired. The author proposes several ways to realign biases and vested interests and to better integrate these publications with the primary production of evidence. Read more

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