Using Evidence to Improve Population Health

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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  • Update on Maryland’s All-Payer Waiver

    Sep 21, 2016

    The Milbank Memorial Fund (MMF) supports efforts for states to learn from one another about current policy developments—and one topic that states are eager to know about is ways to measure and contain health care costs. In 2014, the state of Maryland received federal approval for a groundbreaking waiver designed to cap growth in health care spending. Two years later, Maryland’s work on its … Read more

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  • Prescription for a Healthy Insurance Market

    Sep 21, 2016 | Christopher F. Koller, President

    What does it take to have stable, competitive health insurance markets? I was recently asked this question by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for a hearing on state and federal insurance marketplaces, 2017 insurance premiums, and insurer competition. As the nation’s first health insurance commissioner, serving in Rhode Island (RI) for eight years during the … 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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