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.
We focus on a number of topic areas identified by state health policy leaders as important to population health.
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
Mar 26, 2019
Oregon has been a leader in targeting the growth in overall health care costs. In 2012, the state adopted a unique approach to growth limits for the Oregon Health Plan, first for its Medicaid beneficiaries and then for public employees. State officials had discussed extending the model to other populations and types of coverage, but a plan to do so had not emerged…until now. In the fall of … Read more
Mar 21, 2019 | Christopher F. Koller, President
Advocates for change are not usually considered organization types. They staff the barriers, not the boardrooms, are seen as more comfortable with manifestos than meeting minutes, and often opt for confrontation instead of collaboration. Rob Restuccia was different, and that is only part of what made his passing on March 3, 2019, difficult for the many who respected and loved him. An advocate … Read more
A multidisciplinary journal of population health and health policy
March 2019 | Patrick M. Kreuger, Ilham A. Dehry, Virginia W. Chang
Although it is well established that educational attainment improves health and longevity, the economic value of this benefit is unknown. Researchers estimate that the economic value of education for longer, healthier lives is comparable to or greater than the value of education for lifetime earnings. A template that assigns an economic value to the health benefits associated with education or other social determinants can allow policymakers to prioritize those interventions that yield the greatest value for the population. Read more
January 2019 | Nason Maani Hessari, Gary Ruskin, Martin McKee, David Stuckler
A new Early View study in The Milbank Quarterly shows The Coca-Cola Company’s efforts to influence the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study is based on emails and documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. The emails demonstrate the company’s interest in gaining access to CDC employees in order to lobby policymakers and frame the obesity debate by shifting attention and blame away from sugar-sweetened beverages. Read more
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Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States
March 20, 2019
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The Ripple Effect: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Children and Families
March 7, 2019
To Oversee or Not to Oversee? Lessons from the Repeal of North Carolina’s Certificate of Public Advantage Law
January 17, 2019
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