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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: Jennifer Karas Montez, Jason Beckfield, Julene Kemp Cooney, Jacob M. Grumbach, Mark D. Hayward, Huseyin Zeyd Koytak, Steven H. Woolf, Anna Zajacova,
Context: Life expectancy in the United States has increased little in previous decades, declined in recent years, and become more unequal across US… More
By: Scott L. Greer, Katarzyna Klasa, Ewout van Ginneken,
Context: Strategic purchasing of health care has been a popular policy idea around the world for decades, with advocates claiming that it can lead to… More
By: J. Michael McWilliams, Laura A. Hatfield, Bruce E. Landon, Michael E. Chernew,
Context: The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) establishes incentives for participating accountable care organizations (ACOs) to lower spending… More
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
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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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