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The Milbank Memorial Fund supports two state leadership programs for legislative and executive branch state government officials committed to improving population health.
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.
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Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson, MD, MPH, serves North Carolina as the state health director and the chief medical officer for the Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, she promotes public health and prevention activities, as well as provides guidance and oversight on a variety of cross-departmental issues including the opioid epidemic, early childhood, Medicaid transformation, and healthy opportunities. Prior roles include serving as the medical director of community care of Wake and Johnston Counties, chief network medical director for community care of North Carolina, and assistant consulting professor and cancer control specialist with Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Tilson practiced primary care pediatrics for 26 years and has been active in leadership roles in many local, state, and national pediatric, public health and preventive medicine organizations. Dr. Tilson is a graduate of Dartmouth College (BA), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (MD), and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (MPH). She completed residencies and is board certified in both pediatrics and general preventive medicine/public health.
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