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
Oct 31, 2018
Treatment for opioid addiction usually focuses on the individual. But children and family members of the addicted individual are also affected—and overlooked, say researchers Carol Levine and Suzanne Brundage from the United Hospital Fund (UHF), who maintain that an urgent response to the “ripple effect,” as it’s called, is needed to prevent the multigenerational trauma that affects … Read more
Oct 30, 2018 | Christopher F. Koller, President
The “sandwich generation” refers to folks who look after both older family members and their own kids. These people—often in their 40s and 50s—are simultaneously coordinating the logistics and drama of both high school and home care. In Maine, a ballot referendum this fall to make home care more available to residents could give caregivers there a shot at relief, if enough others share … Read more
A multidisciplinary journal of population health and health policy
November 2018 | Gayathri Embuldeniya, Maritt Kirst, Kevin Walker, Walter P. Wodchis
Integrated health care models counter fragmented health care delivery and rising system costs by bundling services and encouraging interprofessional and interorganizational collaboration. While research has been conducted on the facilitators and challenges of integration, less is known about how integration is generated. This qualitative study looks at on-the-ground integration strategies in 6 programs in Ontario that each comprised multiple hospital and community partners to implement bundled care. Integration was generated through the successful production of connectivity and consensus. Read more
November 2018 | John E. McDonough
Ever since the US Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act must be optional rather than mandatory for states, health care advocates have worked heart and soul to convince their state governments to adopt the expansion. But there’s a catch. The only politically viable pathway to expansion includes a detested provision, known as the “work requirement,” that obligates many new enrollees to work or else forfeit coverage. What to do? Read more
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Hospital Mergers and Public Accountability: Tennessee and Virginia Employ a Certificate of Public Advantage
September 26, 2018
Population Health: The Translation of Research to Policy
September 17, 2018
Advanced Primary Care: A Key Contributor to Successful ACOs
August 13, 2018
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