Improving population health and health equity by connecting leaders with experience and sound evidence

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Improving population health and health equity by connecting leaders with experience and sound evidence

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The Latest from The Milbank Memorial Fund

  1. Making Health Care More Affordable: A Playbook for Legislators

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  2. Understanding the Population Health Workforce

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  3. The Conditions That Foster Harm

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  4. How Primary Care Investments Can Advance Equity

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  5. The Impact of Income Support Policies on Children’s Health

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  6. What Can We Do to Protect Our Children?

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Latest Milbank Quarterly Issue Released:  The Future of Population Health

  1. Centennial Issue

    The Next Generation of Payment Reforms for Population Health – An Actionable Agenda for 2035 Informed by Past Gains and Ongoing Lessons

    By:  Kushal T. Kadakia Anaeze C. Offodile

    US health care reform over the past decade has placed substantial focus on rewiring health care financing, specifically increasing provider accountability for utilization (i.e., cost) and/or outcomes. More

  2. Centennial Issue

    A Population Health Impact Pyramid for Health Care

    By:  Philip M. Alberti Heather H. Pierce

    To meaningfully impact population health and health equity, health care organizations must take a multipronged approach that ranges from education to advocacy, recognizing that more impactful efforts are often more complex or resource intensive. More

  3. Centennial Issue

    The Global Health Architecture: Governance and International Institutions to Advance Population Health Worldwide

    By:  Lawrence O. Gostin Eric A. Friedman Alexandra Finch

    The United Nations (UN) created the World Health Organization (WHO) as its first specialized agency out of the ruins and atrocities of World War II.… More

  4. Centennial Issue

    Challenges, Successes, and the Future of Firearm Injury Prevention

    By:  Jessica S. Roche Patrick M. Carter April M. Zeoli Rebecca M. Cunningham Marc A. Zimmerman

    Firearm injuries constitute a major US public health crisis that requires urgent attention. Fatality rates have increased 34.9% over the past decade… More

  5. Centennial Issue

    The Future of Public Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities

    By:  Beth McGinty

    This article summarizes past gains and successes in US mental health, outlines failures and continuing problems, and discusses solutions, with an eye toward the role of social policy. More

  6. Centennial Issue

    Improving Older Adults’ Health by Reducing Administrative Burden

    By:  Pamela Herd

    In principle, older adults have access to a wealth of health-promoting upstream, midstream, and downstream policy supports, which improve economic security, increase access to a wide array of long-term care services, and ensure access to basic medical care. Although considerable attention has been focused on threats to the old-age welfare state, ranging from long-term financing problems to attempts to roll back benefits, administrative barriers to these programs already threaten their effectiveness. More

The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

Reimagining Prevention in a Post-COVID-19 World

At some level, we failed at prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic. If our metric for success was preventing viral spread, illness, or death, then a pandemic in which the United States was hit harder than any other large country showed us that we fell substantially shorter in prevention than we might have hoped. With this as a motivating impulse, I suggest that we ask two questions: what caused the consequences of COVID-19 to be so devastating in the US? And, understanding that, what would be an intellectual and practical agenda for prevention going forward?  More
Sandro Galea

Sandro Galea

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The Courts vs. Public Health

Two recent, much-discussed decisions from federal courts in Texas—one striking down the Affordable Care Act’s requirements for insurance coverage of preventive health services, the other invalidating the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the abortion drug mifepristone—illustrate a deepening tension between the public health community and the courts. Both decisions are now on appeal and may not ultimately be affirmed.  More

Reeling Through the Years

Since before Ponce de Leon’s quest for the fountain of youth that led him to discover what is now Florida and Cervantes’ Don Quixote’s likeminded search, humans have sought a way to slow or even reverse the aging process. Now, however, we have preliminary evidence that there are indeed methods of slowing down senescence.  More
Dalton Conley

Dalton Conley

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State Networks and Leadership Programs

  • 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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