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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The Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design.
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We publish The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to 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
May 17, 2019
For a new issue brief, Noam Levey interviewed participating payers in three distinct regional markets in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program: Colorado, Oklahoma, and Greater Philadelphia. While the challenges inherent in fostering collaboration across companies that usually compete vigorously were handled differently in each market, common themes emerged including strong payer commitment and the need for sustained federal leadership. Read more
Apr 18, 2019 | Christopher F. Koller, President
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was Christmas for health policy engineers—especially at the state level. With the stroke of the pen (and some divisive procedural maneuvering by Democrats), supporters of a strong state government role in health policy were handed a gift box of new tools—an individual mandate, an employer mandate for larger businesses, Medicaid coverage expansions, individual … Read more
A multidisciplinary journal of population health and health policy
May 2019 | Valarie K. Blake, Mark L. Hatzenbuehler
The federal government is currently reducing antidiscrimination protections by cutting federal civil rights agencies’ budgets and taking legal stances against antidiscrimination protections for sexual minorities, among other actions. In new article in Milbank Quarterly, West Virginia University College of Law’s Valarie K. Blake and Columbia University Mailman School of Health’s Mark Hatzenbeuhler point out that this erosion is occurring despite evidence that stigma is a driver of health inequality. Read more
May 2019 | Hugh Alderwick, Laura M. Gottlieb
Health care systems and policymakers are increasingly exploring strategies to help address patients’ social circumstances, such as their employment status or housing conditions. But there is much confusion around the terms and concepts that pertain to the social determinants of health. Read more
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Primary Care Transformation: Can Competitors Collaborate?
May 8, 2019
How Community Health Centers Are Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
April 17, 2019
Investing in Medicaid Management: What Governors Need to Do
April 15, 2019
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