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

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  • Issue Brief – All for One and One for All: Developing Coordinated State Opioid Strategies

    Feb 22, 2018

    The opioid epidemic has spawned numerous state efforts to develop strategies that involve law enforcement, public health, Medicaid, and other state agencies. While each strategy on its own may be worthwhile, effectively coordinating these efforts will likely prove to be the key to reducing the number of families and communities damaged by opioid abuse. This issue brief, produced in partnership … Read more

Blog: The View from Here

  • Exemplary Public Service

    Jan 29, 2018 | Christopher F. Koller, President

    “Don’t steal. The government hates competition.” —Bumper sticker. While grousing about the burden of taxes and shoddy government services like the Department of Motor Vehicles is a popular—and often justified—pastime, a deeper and more serious antipathy to the role of government in our society has again come to the fore in recent years. Some attribute its roots to the Reagan Revolution … Read more

The Milbank Memorial Fund Announces Search for Editor of The Milbank Quarterly

The Milbank Memorial Fund is seeking a new Editor for The Milbank Quarterly, one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished multidisciplinary journals of population health and health policy. This is a unique opportunity to guide the publication of new research that informs and helps improve the health of populations in the United States and internationally.

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  • Old Medicaid Is Gone; Expanded Medicaid Is Here to Stay

    Gail R. Wilensky

    With control of both houses of Congress and the White House, many Americans assumed Republicans would make good on their pledge to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—including its expansion of the Medicaid program to anyone below 138% of the poverty line. Read more

  • Featured Article

    Barriers to Care Among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Adults

    Gilbert Gonzales, Carrie Henning-Smith

    Using data from a large multistate sample to compare barriers to care between cisgender, transgender, and gender nonconforming adults, researchers found that transgender and gender nonconforming adults experience barriers to health care for a variety of reasons, including discrimination, health insurance policies, employment, and public policy, or lack of awareness among health care providers on transgender-related health issues. Read more

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