Using Evidence to Improve 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

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  • Issue Brief Published on Lessons from State-Based Insurance Exchanges

    Apr 20, 2017

    Earlier this month, the Milbank Memorial Fund published a report on State Policy Capacity and Leadership for Health Reform, which looked at the leadership, governance, staff capacity, and resources required for state governments to plan for and implement new health policies. Now, in a new issue brief, one of the authors of that report, W. David Helms, looks at a specific opportunity to apply … Read more

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  • “Acceptably Cruddy:” The Art of the (Health Care) Deal

    Mar 30, 2017 | Christopher F. Koller, President

    Finding dissenting opinions in a public health class on policy priorities for the US health system is like looking for stars in the night sky of a city—you know they exist in the bigger world, but they are nowhere to be found in the current setting.  Universal health insurance? Heck yes! Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality? Fully funded! … Read more

  • Online Exclusive

    How Adequate Must a “Free and Appropriate” Public Education Be for Children with Disabilities? Endrew F. v Douglas County School District

    Sara Rosenbaum

    In March, the US Supreme Court decided Endrew F. v Douglas County School District, which clarifies the rights of children with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Endrew was closely watched in the education and health policy community. The case, which challenges the adequacy of the special education services provided to a child with severe autism, overturned the legal standard applied by the lower court in reviewing the adequacy of the school system’s services. Read more

  • Featured Article

    Beyond Health Insurance: Remaining Disparities in US Health Care in the Post-ACA Era

    Benjamin D. Sommers, Caitlin L. McMurtry, Robert J. Blendon, John M. Benson, Justin M. Sayde

    While the Affordable Care Act reduced the number of uninsured Americans to historic lows and has particularly benefited lower-income families and minorities, insurance expansion on its own was not enough to bring about health care equity. Researchers found that lack of health insurance only explains a small to moderate portion of the disparities in health care access, affordability, and quality. Read more

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