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  1. How Alabama Lowered Its Infant Mortality Rate

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  2. Maryland Offers Lessons on Building a Stronger Health System Post-COVID

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  3. Maryland’s Primary Care Program Helps Practices Pivot During COVID-19

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  4. Maryland’s Innovative Primary Care Program: Building a Foundation for Health and Well-Being

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  5. Rhode Island’s Updated Affordability Standards Support Behavioral Health and Alternative Payment Models

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  6. Uniquely Similar: New Results from Maryland’s All-Payer Model and Paths Forward for Value-Based Care

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New Milbank Quarterly Issue Released:  June 2020

  1. Perspective

    COVID-19 and Underinvestment in the Public Health Infrastructure of the United States

    By:  Nason Maani Sandro Galea

    Nason Maani and Sandro Galea of the Boston University School of Public Health discuss the impact of cuts in public health funding and gaps in the organization of US public health. More

  2. Perspective

    COVID-19 and Underinvestment in the Health of the US Population

    By:  Nason Maani Sandro Galea

    Not only is the US population unhealthier overall than many of its peers, but there also are stark racial and social health disparities driven by inequitable socioeconomic conditions and racism, which make it harder to adhere to physical distancing requirements. More

  3. Original Scholarship

    The Role of the Legal System in the Flint Water Crisis

    By:  Peter D. Jacobson Colleen Healy Boufides Denise Chrysler Jennifer Bernstein Toby Citrin

    Context: The Flint, Michigan, water crisis resulted from a state‐appointed emergency financial manager’s cost‐driven decision to switch Flint’s… More

  4. Original Scholarship

    Leading Innovative Practice: Leadership Attributes in LEAP Practices

    By:  Benjamin F. Crabtree Jenna Howard William L. Miller DeAnn Cromp Clarissa Hsu Katie Coleman Brian T. Austin Margaret Flinter Leah Tuzzio Edward H. Wagner

    Context: Over the past several decades, health care in the United States has undergone substantial and rapid change. At the heart of this change is an… More

  5. Opinion

    “Super‐Utilizer” Interventions: What They Reveal About Evaluation Research, Wishful Thinking, and Health Equity

    By:  Paula M. Lantz

    Lantz argues that super-utilizer interventions are cost-containment strategies that can help patients who are in critical need. To address its fundamental problems, the US needs broader solutions that are “aimed at the macro- and community-level systems and institutions that drive social, political, and economic disadvantage and health inequities.” More

  6. Milbank Quarterly Classics

    Detailing the Primary Care Imperative–Remembering Barbara Starfield

    By:  James M. Perrin

    Barbara Starfield built the field of primary care research and galvanized research and policy documenting the central importance of primary care in… More

  7. Original Scholarship

    Can Social Policies Improve Health? A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis of 38 Randomized Trials

    By:  Emilie Courtin Sooyoung Kim Shanshan Song Wenya Yu Peter Muennig

    Context: Insurers and health care providers are investing heavily in nonmedical social interventions in an effort to improve health and potentially… More

The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

A Return to Normalcy?

At last, some good news! According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), this year has witnessed a 25% decrease in energy demand in a large number…  More
David Rosner

David Rosner

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US Health Care in Our Neoliberal Era

For some years I’ve pondered a Commonwealth Fund chart showing the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) for health care comparing the United…  More
John E. McDonough

John E. McDonough

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What 1966 Can Teach Us About the Future of Primary Care: The Case for Communities of Solution

In April 1966, the National Commission on Community Health Services presented President Lyndon Johnson with their report, Health Is a Community…  More

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