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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Lois Uttley, MPP, has worked with communities across the United States for more than 25 years to protect patients’ rights and access to care when health systems are consolidating. She conducts research, policy analysis, advocacy, public education, community organizing and regulatory intervention at the state and federal levels. She teaches in the Master’s in Health Advocacy Program at Sarah Lawrence College.
Based in Manhattan, she co-founded Community Voices for Health System Accountability (CVHSA), a statewide alliance that is raising consumer voices as health systems propose mergers, acquisitions, new construction, downsizing and closings of hospitals. Ms. Uttley led the MergerWatch Project for 20 years before joining Community Catalyst, where she created the Hospital Equity and Accountability Project. Earlier in her career, she was Director of Public Affairs for the NYS Department of Health and a journalist covering New York State government for the Albany Times Union. She has served as president of the Public Health Association of NYC and Chair of the national Action Board and Joint Policy Committee of the American Public Health Association (APHA). She earned a master’s in public affairs and policy from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany.
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