The Fund supports several networks of state health policymakers to help identify, inspire, and inform policy leaders.
The Fund identifies and shares policy ideas and analysis on topics important to state health policymakers, particularly on issues related to state leadership, primary care, aging, and health care costs.
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The Fund publishes The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to health policy leaders.
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.
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By: Frederick J. Zimmerman,
The United States is failing in population health. Life expectancy in the United States is falling for the first time since reliable mortality records… More
By: Jane M. Zhu, Ruth Rowland, Rose Gunn, Sarah E. Gollust, David T. Grande,
Context: Consumer engagement early in the process of health care policymaking may improve the effectiveness of program planning and implementation,… More
By: Dolly RZ Theis, Martin White,
Context: In England, the majority of adults, and more than a quarter of children aged 2 to 15 years live with obesity or excess weight. From 1992 to… More
By: Veronique C. Raimond, William B. Feldman, Benjamin N. Rome, Aaron S. Kesselheim,
Context: Prescription drug spending per capita in the United States is higher than in most other industrialized countries. Policymakers seeking to… More
By: Frank A. Sloan,
Context: The relative performance of teaching hospitals has been discussed for decades. For private and public insurers with provider networks, an… More
By: Taylor Goulbourne, Itzhak Yanovitzky,
Emerging evidence shows that COVID-19 exacts a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality on racial/ethnic minority groups.1 Several… More
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The Reforming States Group is a bipartisan, voluntary, self-governing group of state health policy leaders from both the executive and legislative branches.
The Multipayer Primary Care Network is a voluntary group of leaders who are representatives of state- or region-based, multipayer, primary care transformation initiatives.
The Emerging Leaders Program seeks to develop practical, hands-on leadership skills in future senior executive and legislative officials.
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Short takes from Milbank Memorial Fund staff and guest authors on research and policies that affect population health.
Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher Koller offers his perspective on both the latest and perennial issues in population health.
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