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The Latest from The Milbank Memorial Fund

  1. Primary Care Collaborative Launches State Primary Care Investment Hub

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  2. The Flood of Medical Debt and JP Morgan

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  3. Building Trust: Focus on Measuring Change in Health Care Institutions

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  4. Fifty Years of Trust Research in Health Care: What Does It Mean for Policymakers?

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  5. Let My Love Open the Door: Reflections for State Leaders

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  6. A Health Care Crusader Offers Lessons for Other Legislators

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New Milbank Quarterly Issue Released:  December 2022

  1. From the Editor

    In the December 2022 Issue of the Quarterly

    By:  Alan B. Cohen

    For 100 years, the Milbank Quarterly has been a respected presence among the leading scholarly journals in the fields of public health and health… More

  2. Original Scholarship

    Patient Identification of Diagnostic Safety Blindspots and Participation in “Good Catches” Through Shared Visit Notes 

    By:  Sigall K. Bell Fabienne Bourgeois Joe Dong Alex Gillespie Long H. Ngo Tom W. Reader Eric J. Thomas Catherine M. DesRoches

    Context: Policy shifts toward health information transparency provide a new opportunity for patients to contribute to diagnostic safety. We… More

  3. Original Scholarship

    CMS Initiative to Reduce Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Long-Stay Nursing Facility Residents: Lessons Learned

    By:  Denise A. Tyler Zhanlian Feng David C. Grabowski Lawren Bercaw Micah Segelman Galina Khatutsky Joyce Wang Angela Gasdaska Melvin J. Inger

    Context: In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implemented the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing… More

  4. Perspective

    A Policy Approach to Reducing Low-Value Device-Based Procedure Use

    By:  Sanket S. Dhruva Marcus A. Bachhuber Ashwin Shetty Hayden Guidry Vinay Guduguntla Rita F. Redberg

    Ideally, medical care is based on diagnostics and treatments for health conditions that have evidence that their benefits outweigh any potential… More

  5. Original Scholarship

    What Explains Changes in Availability of Specialty Mental Health Services in Organized Settings?

    By:  Helen Newton Jennifer Humensky Howard Goldman Susan H. Busch

    Context: Community mental health facilities often do not offer the full range of evidence-based clinical and support services for individuals with… More

  6. Original Scholarship

    Development and Implementation of State and Federal Child Welfare Laws Related to Drug Use in Pregnancy

    By:  Alexander D. McCourt Sarah A. White Sachini Bandara Theo Schall Daisy J. Goodman Esita Patel Emma E. McGinty

    Context: Amid increasing drug use among pregnant individuals, legislators have pursued policies intended to reduce substance use during pregnancy.… More

The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

Cybersecurity Is Increasingly Important for Business—and for Health Care

Protecting the confidentiality and integrity of business networks, data, and devices from cybersecurity intrusion has become a requirement in today’s business environment.  It is especially important to be vigilant in protecting the end users who typically are the easiest point of entry.   More
Gail R. Wilensky

Gail R. Wilensky

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The Long-Term Implications of the Increase in Mental Health Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Perhaps central to the resolution of the health challenges that emerged during COVID-19 shall be the trajectory of mental health disorders that increased during the pandemic.  More
Sandro Galea

Sandro Galea

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Direct Democracy and Abortion Policy in the 2022 Midterm Elections: Wins and Caveats

The 2022 primary and general midterm elections revealed both the power and limitations of direct democracy strategies for securing abortion and other reproductive rights at the state level.   More
Paula M. Lantz

Paula M. Lantz

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  • Milbank State Leadership Network

    The Milbank State Leadership Network is a bipartisan, voluntary, self-governing group of state health policy leaders from both the executive and legislative branches.

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  • Multipayer Primary Care Network

    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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  • Emerging Leaders Program

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

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  • Milbank Fellows Program

    The Milbank Fellows Program (MFP) is a one-year leadership program for executive branch and senior legislative state government leaders committed to improving population health in their communities.

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