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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 to advance state health leadership, strong primary care, healthy aging, and sustainable health care costs.
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May 2023 Diane Rittenhouse, Janice Genevro, Kathryn Phillips, Rishi Manchanda,
When adequately supported and designed, high-quality primary care is a common good that provides better population health and more equitable outcomes,… More
April 2023 Ann M. Nguyen, Magda Schaler-Haynes,
Although health care licensing is traditionally a state function, rigid state borders can be ill-suited to meet needs in terms of access to care for… More
March 2023 Lisa Dulsky Watkins,
The Fund has launched the Milbank Medicaid Transformation Network (MMT), a collaborative of state Medicaid agency leaders and partners. More
January 2023 Jodyn Platt, Lauren A. Taylor,
This review of health services and health policy articles on trust from the past 50 years examined how trust is defined and measured. The authors found murkiness around terms and limited methods in the existing literature. More
January 2023 Keanan Lane, Rachel Block,
To help any state move toward evidence-based solutions, the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs has developed a cost growth target playbook. More
July 2022 Rachel Block,
Addressing health care cost growth requires a systemic view of our health system and its performance. However, gaps in health care spending data and… More
On June 30, California passed a law creating an Office of Health Care Affordability responsible for collecting data, analyzing drivers of health costs, developing policies to address rising costs, and establishing and enforcing annual statewide cost growth targets. More
June 2022 Kate McEvoy,
The US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade continues to reverberate across the country.… More
June 2022 Noah Triplett, Jasmine L. Blanks Jones,
While attention has been directed toward increasing diversity in the mental health workforce to improve quality of care for BIPOC, more immediate solutions, such as cultural humility training for mental health providers and required assessments of the influence of race and culture on a client’s mental health, are needed. More
May 2022 Frank J. Thompson, Joel C. Cantor, Margaret Koller, Natassia M. Rozario,
Concern with the social drivers of health — housing, education, income, healthy food access, criminal justice, and more — mushroomed over the last… More
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