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

What’s New

  • New Resources Focus on Patients with Complex Care Needs

    Jan 30, 2019

    Two new resources are available for providers who work with patients with complex care needs. One is a report from the Six Foundation Collaborative, made up of The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Milbank Memorial Fund, Peterson Center on Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation. Read more

Blog: The View from Here

  • “Deaths of Despair” – Prevention for a Growing Crisis

    Jan 28, 2019 | Christopher F. Koller, President

    I teach a public health course on the US health system. As the grizzled realist in the room, I remind my bright-eyed “public healthers” that being right is not the same as being effective. That while an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure, it is not enough to hector the rest of us constantly. And that to make prevention efforts work, they have to understand where all the money … Read more

  • Early View

    Original Scholarship

    Public Meets Private: Conversations Between Coca-Cola and the CDC

    January 2019 | Nason Maani Hessari, Gary Ruskin, Martin McKee, David Stuckler

    A new Early View study in The Milbank Quarterly shows The Coca-Cola Company’s efforts to influence the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study is based on emails and documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. The emails demonstrate the company’s interest in gaining access to CDC employees in order to lobby policymakers and frame the obesity debate by shifting attention and blame away from sugar-sweetened beverages. Read more

  • From the Editor

    To Our Readers and Authors

    November 2018 | Alan B. Cohen

    In an Early View Editor’s Letter, Alan B. Cohen, new editor of The Milbank Quarterly shares insight into the journal’s future editorial direction. Throughout its 95-year history, the Quarterly has been and continues to be regarded as one of the premier journals in its field, known for having published numerous seminal articles that remain classics in the literature today. Read more

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