The Fund supports several networks of state health policymakers to help identify, inspire, and inform policy leaders.
The Fund identifies and shares policy ideas and analysis on topics important to state health policymakers, particularly on issues related to state leadership, primary care, aging, and total costs of care.
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The Fund publishes The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to health policy leaders.
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that publishes The Milbank Quarterly, commissions projects, and convenes state health policy decision makers on issues they identify as important to population health.
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By: Nason Maani, Sandro Galea,
Nason Maani and Sandro Galea of the Boston University School of Public Health discuss the impact of cuts in public health funding and gaps in the organization of US public health. More
Not only is the US population unhealthier overall than many of its peers, but there also are stark racial and social health disparities driven by inequitable socioeconomic conditions and racism, which make it harder to adhere to physical distancing requirements. More
By: Peter D. Jacobson, Colleen Healy Boufides, Denise Chrysler, Jennifer Bernstein, Toby Citrin,
Context: The Flint, Michigan, water crisis resulted from a state‐appointed emergency financial manager’s cost‐driven decision to switch Flint’s… More
By: Benjamin F. Crabtree, Jenna Howard, William L. Miller, DeAnn Cromp, Clarissa Hsu, Katie Coleman, Brian T. Austin, Margaret Flinter, Leah Tuzzio, Edward H. Wagner,
Context: Over the past several decades, health care in the United States has undergone substantial and rapid change. At the heart of this change is an… More
By: Paula M. Lantz,
Lantz argues that super-utilizer interventions are cost-containment strategies that can help patients who are in critical need. To address its fundamental problems, the US needs broader solutions that are “aimed at the macro- and community-level systems and institutions that drive social, political, and economic disadvantage and health inequities.” More
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By: James M. Perrin,
Barbara Starfield built the field of primary care research and galvanized research and policy documenting the central importance of primary care in… More
By: Emilie Courtin, Sooyoung Kim, Shanshan Song, Wenya Yu, Peter Muennig,
Context: Insurers and health care providers are investing heavily in nonmedical social interventions in an effort to improve health and potentially… More
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The Reforming States Group is a bipartisan, voluntary, self-governing group of state health policy leaders from both the executive and legislative branches.
The Multipayer Primary Care Network is a voluntary group of leaders who are representatives of state- or region-based, multipayer, primary care transformation initiatives.
The Emerging Leaders Program seeks to develop practical, hands-on leadership skills in future senior executive and legislative officials.
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