Using Evidence to Improve 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

What’s New

  • Medicaid Coverage of Inpatient Mental Health Care: State Policy Options

    Nov 14, 2019

    A new report copublished by the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at four options states have for accessing federal Medicaid funds for enrollees receiving certain inpatient services provided by “institutions for mental disease” or IMDs, to help them meet the demand for mental health treatment. Read more

Milbank Blogs

  • “This Is Incredibly Motivating to Me”

    Nov 5, 2019 | Christopher F. Koller, President

    In his latest “The View from Here” blog post, Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller explains that good leadership involves reflection and self awareness. Milbank’s Emerging Leaders Program asks participants to ask themselves, “Why do this work?” The answers are often motivating, even at a divisive time like this one. Read more

States Tackling Health Care System Transformation with Federal Support

In the first of a new Milbank Memorial Fund series, Research Into Practice, Jennifer Lloyd et al. discuss three Milbank Quarterly articles that address whether state government is an effective agent for transforming health care systems within the United States. The brief is the first in a series that aims to make the research findings from Milbank Quarterly studies and their policy implications more accessible to policymakers and practitioners.

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  • Early View


    Adolescence: An Opportunity for Population Health

    November 2019 | Joshua M. Sharfstein

    Last spring, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a study on adolescent development underscoring the need for policies and practices that help realize the promise of adolescence — rather than just contain its risks. Read more

  • Early View

    Original Scholarship

    Innovation and Its Discontents: Pathways and Barriers in the Diffusion of Assertive Community Treatment

    November 2019 | David A. Rochefort

    Now nearly 50 years old, Assertive Community Treatment, or ACT, is one of the most influential programs ever developed for adults with serious mental illness. The model offers continuous treatment outside the hospital setting, and rigorous case management featuring individualized treatment plans and multidisciplinary care teams. While the ACT framework has been adapted over time to serve a variety of client groups, a growing number of critics today are calling for alternatives. Read more

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