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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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Melissa Sweet is a freelance health writer and journalist in Australia. She holds honorary positions as an adjunct senior lecturer in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and as an adjunct senior lecturer in the School of Medicine of the Sydney Campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia. Sweet has been writing about the promises and pitfalls of evidence-informed health care for more than a decade. Together with Judy and Les Irwig, she published Smart Health Choices: How to Make Informed Health Decisions (Allen and Unwin, 1999), which gives readers some tools for critically assessing health information. Sweet recently published Inside Madness (Pan Macmillan, 2006), which combines a number of nonfiction stories, including that of murdered psychiatrist Margaret Tobin, the difficulties of achieving change in complex health systems, and a history of mental health in Australia. Her latest book is The Big Fat Conspiracy: How to Protect Your Family’s Health (ABC Books, 2007), which attempts to reframe obesity as an environmental health issue and gives families, communities, and other groups some tips for promoting healthier environments for children. November 2008
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