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The Milbank Memorial Fund responds to the needs of states in areas where the evidence is strong and the practice is weak.
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The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that works to improve the health of populations by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best available evidence and experience.
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Behavioral Health Integration

Behavioral Health Integration

How can policymakers improve health care delivery so that it better serves patients with serious mental illness? Our new report assesses the evidence.
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How Healthy Are Baby Boomers?

A new Milbank Quarterly study by Canadian researchers refutes the conventional wisdom that baby boomers are (and will remain) healthier than previous generations.

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Ronald Bayer Jonathan Cohn Catherie D. DeAngelis Lawrence O. Gostin David A. Kinding Sara Rosenbaum David Rosner Joshua M. Sharfstein Gail R. Wilensky

Job Opportunity: Program Officer at the Milbank Memorial Fund and Center for Evidence-based Policy

The Milbank Memorial Fund in New York City and the Center for Evidence-based Policy in Portland, Oregon, are seeking a motivated and innovative leader with experience in Medicaid and/or other state health-related policy programs for a joint appointment. This shared Program Officer position will promote the mutual missions of the two organizations—advancing state policy and improving population health with the use of evidence—by overseeing existing shared projects and identifying new opportunities to meet the evidence needs of state health policy leaders.

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New Issue Brief: Population Health in Medicaid Delivery System Reforms

Everyone is talking about "population health" these days. And increasingly, states are looking at ways to incorporate population health goals into delivery system reform. An issue brief published by the Milbank Memorial Fund looks at how accountable care collaboratives, including Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) or other ACO-like models, offer opportunities for states to do this.

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The Milbank Quarterly's Top Five Articles for 2014

The Milbank Quarterly and Wiley are pleased to announce the journal’s  top five, most-read articles in 2014. These five articles are available free to all readers until March 31.

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Report: Engaging Self-Insured Employers in Multi-Payer Reform

The Milbank Memorial Fund and the Pacific Business Group on Health have released a report on four states at the forefront of efforts to coordinate value-based payment approaches across multiple payers. The report looks at the extent to which self-insured employers are participating—and ways to engage them.

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From Howard Markel, Editor-in-Chief of The Milbank Quarterly

How Playing with Dangerous X-Rays Led to the Discovery of Radiation Treatment for Cancer - PBS NEWSHOUR

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Milbank Quarterly Studies in the News

Family Planning Programs Save Taxpayers Billions of Dollars

This Early View Milbank Quarterly study, written by Jennifer Frost and colleagues at the Guttmacher Institute, looked at the impact and cost savings of family planning services delivered to publically supported individuals.

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The Perioperative Surgical Home Shows Positive Quality and Cost Outcomes

The Perioperative Surgical Home, which is complementary to the patient-centered medical home, has been found to improve the patient experience and clinical outcomes, while controlling costs for the care of surgical patients, according to a Milbank Quarterly study published in December 2014.

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View From Here

Christopher F. Koller
President of the
Milbank Memorial Fund

Keeping Lives Safe: the Australian Way

Along the coast of Australia, every community has its own Surf Life-Saving Club (SLSC), a voluntary club that trains and certifies residents to patrol the beaches. Most have their own building overlooking the surf—and get some support from the local municipality, akin to our voluntary fire departments.

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