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The Latest from The Milbank Memorial Fund

  1. The Milbank Memorial Fund’s Top 10 Articles of 2019

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  2. Change for Longer Life Expectancy

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  3. Remembering Fitzhugh Mullan, a Milbank Memorial Fund Partner

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  4. What States Preparing for Opioid Lawsuit Funds Can Learn from Tobacco Settlements

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  5. Primary Care First: Opportunities and Challenges for Multipayer Collaboration

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  6. Milbank Memorial Fund Seeks New Program Officer

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New Milbank Quarterly Issue Released:  December 2019

  1. Early View Original Scholarship

    Maternal Mortality and Public Health Programs: Evidence from Florida

    By:  Patrick Bernet Gulcin Gumus Sharmila Vishwasrao

    A 10% increase in pregnancy-related public health spending led to a 13.5% decline in maternal mortality rates among black mothers and a 20% reduction in the black-white maternal mortality gap in Florida between 2001 and 2014. More

  2. Opinion

    Shareholders, Stakeholders, and US Health Care

    By:  John E. McDonough

    Last summer, The Business Roundtable, the nonprofit association of CEOs of major US companies, issued a statement calling the interests of workers, customers, communities, and other stakeholders as important as the interests of a company’s shareholders. In a new Opinion, Harvard University’s John E. McDonough says the change is noteworthy. Yet he observes that only 11 of the 183 CEOs who signed the statement head organizations in the health sector. More

  3. Opinion

    Medicaid’s Heavy Lift

    By:  Heidi L. Allen

    Medicaid has been under pressure for decades to show that it improves health outcomes, and this scrutiny has only increased with the current Medicaid expansion debate. In an early view opinion, new contributing writer Heidi Allen of Columbia University’s School of Social Work explains that Medicaid also faces problems related to stigma, and the fact it is funded by state tax dollars pits it against other policy sectors like education. More

  4. Original Scholarship

    State Legislators’ Support for Behavioral Health Parity Laws: The Influence of Mutable and Fixed Factors at Multiple Levels

    By:  Jonathan Purtle Félice Lê-Scherban Xi Wang Paul T. Shattuck Enola K. Proctor Ross C. Brownson

    This study finds that legislators’ opinions about the impact of parity laws on access to care, and the effectiveness of behavioral health treatment, have greater influence on support for the laws than political party affiliation or state-level contextual factors such as unemployment rates. More

State Networks

  • 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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  • 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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