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.
Keep up with news and updates from the Milbank Memorial Fund. And read the latest blogs from our thought leaders, including Fund President Christopher F. Koller.
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 nonpartisan foundation focused on improving the health of communities and entire populations.
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
May 2022 Rachel Block,
Evidence suggests strong primary care is foundational to health system transformation. It can help people lead long, healthy lives and improve health… More
April 2022 Grace Flaherty, Deepti Kanneganti,
State strategies for adopting a health equity lens in the development, assessment, and reporting of cost growth targets with the aim of making the health care system both more affordable and more equitable More
March 2022 Kate McEvoy, Erin Westphal,
States need to find ways to improve their program capacity and management capabilities to make sure that these new resources transform systems of care and meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. Such improvements will also help states meet their own policy goals. More
February 2022 Kate McEvoy,
I am not a fan of football. There, I said it. This is a constant embarrassment for my wife, who is and tries gamely to feed me tidbits of information… More
February 2022 Kevin H. Nguyen,
Comprising about 6% of the US population, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) people are one of the fastest growing populations in the nation.… More
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