The Fund supports networks of state health policy decision makers to help identify, inspire, and inform policy leaders.
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 to advance state health leadership, strong primary care, healthy aging, and sustainable 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 is a foundation that works to improve population health and health equity.
Jane Tavares, PhD, is a senior research fellow at the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston and an associate lecturer in the Department of Gerontology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has extensive experience working with large-scale representative panel data, such as the Health and Retirement Study. Her research explores how social relationships and social factors are associated with various aspects of health. More recently, Dr. Tavares has undertaken research examining social inequities in the US health care system related to person-centered care and eligibility/access to government benefit programs. She has also conducted demographic research to identify US older adults who are most financially vulnerable and to explore related longitudinal predictors and risk factors for financial vulnerability in later life. Dr. Tavares is the former managing editor of the peer-reviewed journal Research on Aging.
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