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The Latest from The Milbank Memorial Fund

  1. The “988” Opportunity: Improving Our Response to Behavioral Health Crises

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  2. Washington Health Plans Commit to Improving Primary Care Through Multipayer Model

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  3. How States Are Increasing Their Investment in Primary Care

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  4. Meeting Older Adults’ Social Needs Must Be a Shared Responsibility

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  5. Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults: From Screening to Structural Change

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  6. Building State Capacity to Address Behavioral Health Needs Through Crisis Services and Early Intervention

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New Milbank Quarterly Issue Released:  September 2020

  1. Early View Perspective

    US State Polarization, Policymaking Power, and Population Health

    By:  Jennifer Karas Montez

    The troubling trend in US life expectancy and the widening disparities in life expectancy across the United States have deep roots. This article… More

  2. Early View Original Scholarship

    The Role of Value‐Based Payment in Promoting Innovation to Address Social Risks: A Cross‐Sectional Study of Social Risk Screening by US Physicians

    By:  Amanda L. Brewster Taressa K. Fraze Laura M. Gottlieb Jennifer Frehn Genevra F. Murray Valerie A. Lewis

    Context: One of the most important possibilities of value‐based payment is its potential to spur innovation in upstream prevention, such as… More

  3. Early View Original Scholarship

    Ethical and Legal Implications of Remote Monitoring of Medical Devices

    By:  I. Glenn Cohen Sara Gerke Daniel B. Kramer

    Context: Millions of life‐sustaining implantable devices collect and relay massive amounts of digital health data, increasingly by using… More

  4. Early View Original Scholarship

    Dark Nudges and Sludge in Big Alcohol: Behavioral Economics, Cognitive Biases, and Alcohol Industry Corporate Social Responsibility

    By:  Mark Petticrew Nason Maani Luisa Pettigrew Harry Rutter May CI Van Schalkwyk

    Context: “Nudges” and other behavioral economic approaches exploit common cognitive biases (systematic errors in thought processes) in order to… More

  5. Early View Original Scholarship

    Midwifery and Birth Centers Under State Medicaid Programs: Current Limits to Beneficiary Access to a High‐Value Model of Care

    By:  Brigette Courtot Ian Hill Caitlin Cross-Barnet Jenny Markell

    Context: Midwifery care, particularly when offered through birth centers, has shown promise in both improving pregnancy outcomes and containing costs.… More

  6. Perspective

    Well-Being in the Nation: A Living Library of Measures to Drive Multi-Sector Population Health Improvement and Address Social Determinants

    By:  Somava Saha Bruce B. Cohen Julia Nagy Marianne E. McPherson Robert Phillips

    The past five years has seen a substantial increase in initiatives and activities that foster community-level multisector collaboration to advance… More

  7. Perspective

    COVID-19 and Underinvestment in the Public Health Infrastructure of the United States

    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

The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

Better Housing Improves People’s Lives—Health Benefits Should Be Seen as a Bonus

Many advocates hope that addressing the quality of housing, or similar social needs, can help us escape from the quagmire of ever-increasing US health…  More
Sherry Glied

Sherry Glied

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Editor’s Note: Policy Ideas for the New Biden Administration

With the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election now decided, the new Biden administration faces enormous challenges as it prepares to assume office…  More
Alan B. Cohen

Alan B. Cohen

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An Open Letter to President-Elect Biden

Quarterly Editor Alan B. Cohen and Boston University’s Amanda Katchmar outline the immediate actions the new administration should take to protect the health and well-being of all Americans, particularly those that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.  More

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  • Reforming States Group

    The Reforming States Group is a bipartisan, voluntary, self-governing group of state health policy leaders from both the executive and legislative branches.

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    The Multipayer Primary Care Network is a voluntary group of leaders who are representatives of state- or region-based, multipayer, primary care transformation initiatives.

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    The Emerging Leaders Program seeks to develop practical, hands-on leadership skills in future senior executive and legislative officials.

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