The Fund supports several networks of state health policymakers to help identify, inspire, and inform policy leaders.
The Milbank Memorial Fund supports two state leadership programs for legislative and executive branch state government officials committed to improving population health.
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 health care costs.
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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 is a nonpartisan foundation focused on improving the health of communities and entire populations.
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The Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs advances state-based efforts to make health care more affordable for residents, employers, and states.
The Milbank State Leadership Network 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.
The Milbank Fellows Program (MFP) is a one-year leadership program for executive branch and senior legislative state government leaders committed to improving population health in their communities.
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