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The Latest from The Milbank Memorial Fund

  1. New England Primary Care Investment Report Can Serve as Foundation for Policies That Promote Advanced Primary Care

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  2. Strategies to Encourage Home- and Community-Based Care through Value-Based Contracting in Managed Care

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  3. What Makes Michigan’s High-Performing Primary Care Practices Work Well?

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  4. Statement from the Milbank Memorial Fund on the Events of January 6

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  5. Top 10 Milbank Memorial Fund Publications of 2020

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  6. A Pandemic Plan Must Include Primary Care Support

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New Milbank Quarterly Issue Released:  December 2020

  1. Original Scholarship

    Midwifery and Birth Centers Under State Medicaid Programs: Current Limits to Beneficiary Access to a High‐Value Model of Care

    By:  Brigette Courtot Ian Hill Caitlin Cross-Barnet Jenny Markell

    Context: Midwifery care, particularly when offered through birth centers, has shown promise in both improving pregnancy outcomes and containing costs.… More

  2. Early View Perspective

    Allocating a COVID-19 Vaccine: Balancing National and International Responsibilities

    By:  Reidar K. Lie Franklin G. Miller

    More than 100 vaccine candidates are now in development to prevent infection from SARS-CoV2 or serious disease from COVID-19; many have entered… More

  3. Original Scholarship

    A Commons for a Supply Chain in the Post‐COVID‐19 Era: The Case for a Reformed Strategic National Stockpile

    By:  Robert Handfield Daniel Joseph Finkenstadt Eugene S. Schneller A. Blanton Godfrey Peter Guinto

    Context: Much of the discussion about the failure of the COVID‐19 supply chain has centered on personal protective equipment (PPE) and the degree of… More

  4. Early View Original Scholarship

    Engaging Consumers in Medicaid Program Design: Strategies from the States

    By:  Jane M. Zhu Ruth Rowland Rose Gunn Sarah E. Gollust David T. Grande

    Context: Consumer engagement early in the process of health care policymaking may improve the effectiveness of program planning and implementation,… More

  5. Early View Perspective

    Population Health Science: Fulfilling the Mission of Public Health

    By:  Frederick J. Zimmerman

    The United States is failing in population health. Life expectancy in the United States is falling for the first time since reliable mortality records… More

The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

Toward a Two-Dimensional Conception of Socioeconomic Status for Health Policy

If we have (re-)learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that any new health shock is borne differentially by those of different…  More
Dalton Conley

Dalton Conley

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Better Housing Improves People’s Lives—Health Benefits Should Be Seen as a Bonus

Many advocates hope that addressing the quality of housing, or similar social needs, can help us escape from the quagmire of ever-increasing US health…  More
Sherry Glied

Sherry Glied

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Learning From November 3: A Wake-Up Call for Public Health

This was supposed to be an election about health. For the first three years of his presidency, Donald Trump presided over what appeared to be a robust…  More
Sandro Galea

Sandro Galea

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Building Back Better

Building Back a Better Medicare Program

Every US administration since 1966 has had to engage in Medicare policymaking. The program covers 61 million elderly and disabled Americans, accounts…  More

Long-Term Care Reforms Should Begin With Paid Home Care Providers

Long-term care needs are high in the United States and are expected to grow. Yet, universal coverage of long-term care did not occur with health care…  More

Eight Operational Suggestions for a Renewed CDC

The arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines and of new Presidential leadership mark important turning points in the pandemic. President-elect Biden…  More

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State Networks

  • Reforming States Group

    The Reforming States Group is a bipartisan, voluntary, self-governing group of state health policy leaders from both the executive and legislative branches.

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  • Multipayer Primary Care Network

    The Multipayer Primary Care Network is a voluntary group of leaders who are representatives of state- or region-based, multipayer, primary care transformation initiatives.

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  • Emerging Leaders Program

    The Emerging Leaders Program seeks to develop practical, hands-on leadership skills in future senior executive and legislative officials.

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