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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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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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Latest MQ Study

Family Planning Cost Benefit

We've known for a while that public investment in family planning pays off. A new Milbank Quarterly study reveals just how cost effective it really is.
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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

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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"Dear Governor-Elect: Some Health Policy Counsel"

"No health policy is in fact a health policy," writes Christopher Koller, President of the Milbank Memorial Fund, in a new blog post in Health Affairs, in which he offers newly elected governors advice on...

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The 2013 Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) recently adjusted The Milbank Quarterly’s 2013 Impact Factor score—and The Milbank Quarterly now has an impact factor of 5.391. In August, the Quarterly’s impact factor had gone up to 5.061.

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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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Take a look at our “Press” page for the past month and you’ll see that the Editor-in-Chief of The Milbank Quarterly, Howard Markel, MD, PhD, was very much in demand as an expert on epidemics and the social and medical uses of quarantine as it pertained to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the United States. Professor Markel is an acclaimed social and cultural historian of medicine, public health, and epidemics...

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View From Here

Christopher F. Koller
President of the
Milbank Memorial Fund

"Doing Population Health": Teaching a Pig to Sing?

"Don't try to teach a pig to sing, Chris," a colleague once advised me, quoting the well-known saying. "You won't succeed and you will only tick off the pig."

The image of singing swine seems particularly apt right now as we look at the question of whether medical providers can practice “population health.” A recent op-ed in The Milbank Quarterly and presentations about community health and paramedicine workers have led me to think more carefully about the music and the singers involved in the effort.

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