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King v Burwell

The nation awaits a major Supreme Court decision involving the Affordable Care Act. The case focuses on five words.
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Our Op-Ed section features some of the best minds currently working to improve the public's health. Learn more about our op-ed writers by clicking on their photos.
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Our Mission

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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Bringing State Leaders Together

The Reforming States Group (RSG), a bipartisan group of state health policy leaders from the executive and legislative branch, work on solutions to problems in health care.

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Ronald Bayer Jonathan Cohn Lawrence O. Gostin Sara Rosenbaum David Rosner Joshua M. Sharfstein Gail R. Wilensky

New 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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New Patient-Centered Medical Home Report Released

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) has released its annual report, published with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund. This year's report provides new evidence that the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) improves care and reduces costs.

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Upcoming Milbank-Supported Events

In recognition of the Yale School of Public Health and the Milbank Memorial Fund's long tradition of forward-looking public health initiatives, the School will host six lectures during 2015, its centennial year. We're also a co-sponsor of Beyond Flexner 2015: The Social Mission of Medical Education.

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New Milbank Report on Behavioral Health Integration

People with serious mental illness experience significant gaps in health care—and these gaps result in disproportionally high rates of physical health conditions, shorter life expectancies, and higher health care costs. How can policymakers improve health care delivery to better serve patients with serious mental illness?

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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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More Older Americans Need Help with Daily Activities Than We Thought

Nearly half of elderly Medicare beneficiaries have difficulty performing daily routine activities without assistance, according to a Milbank Quarterly study published in September 2014.

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View From Here

Christopher F. Koller
President of the
Milbank Memorial Fund

Transforming Primary Care: The March Continues

Improving population health by building more and better primary care in the United States might be considered an exercise in what a nun I once met called, "the theology of the long haul." I am not sure we have God on our side here, but we do have evidence—much of it published in The Milbank Quarterly by research titans like Barbara Starfield. The evidence is clear—the foundation of any high performing health care system is high quality, easily accessible primary care.

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