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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.
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December 2023 Morgan McDonald,
Morgan McDonald shares that “grace” is the defining element of this work for many state health leaders. More
November 2023 Lois Uttley,
In New York, a new law requires that the state incorporate a health equity analysis into its review of proposed health facility changes, especially… More
October 2023 Joel C. Cantor, Carl Van Horn, Dawne M. Mouzon, James Walkup,
The COVID-19 recession led to an historic spike in unemployment. Joblessness following pandemic shutdowns peaked near 15%, the highest rate since… More
October 2023 Alexandra Duncan, Maria Schiff, Vikki Wachino, Daniel Teixeira da Silva,
As state and federal policymakers debate whether and how to change Medicaid’s role in covering services in state and county prisons and jails, a new report has recommended a set of services and standards for opioid use disorder care in these settings that could advance access to high-quality care and improve health outcomes. More
October 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg, Christine Haran,
3 Takeaways: Point out that health care costs are not only high, but also inflated and widely variable. Highlight where… More
October 2023 Morgan McDonald, Michael S. Sparer, Lawrence D. Brown,
While much has been written regarding what needs to be done to strengthen public health for future preparedness and public safety, little attention… More
September 2023 Morgan McDonald,
Representation can make the difference between life or death. Just as “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” was foundational to the… More
August 2023 Faith Mitchell, Kimá Joy Taylor,
Maternal mortality in the United States is more than three times the rate in most other high-income countries–and it is worsening. The rate more… More
July 2023 John Auerbach, Michael Jung,
In June of this year, millions across the Midwest and East Coast of the United States awoke to darkened skies, watery eyes, and scratchy throats… More
June 2023 Keanan Lane, Rachel Block,
Minnesota just took an important step toward improving residents’ financial security and health by establishing a center for health care affordability as part of a landmark health care bill. This center will provide valuable health care data, analysis, and recommendations to inform opportunities to enhance affordability and invest in better health for Minnesota residents. However, amid major industry opposition, the bill fell shy of including valuable measures that would increase accountability and transparency to help the state address years of health care cost increases. More
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