The Fund supports several networks of state health policymakers to help identify, inspire, and inform policy leaders.
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.
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 an endowed operating foundation that aims to improve population health by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best available evidence and experience. It does this work by:
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that publishes The Milbank Quarterly, commissions projects, and convenes state health policy decision makers on issues they identify as important to population health.
November 2020 Rachel Block,
The 988 designation is a federal designation of the need for easier access to behavioral health crisis services and part of a trend for strengthening the continuum of behavioral health care to include a wide array of community-based services, as well as inpatient services through public and private hospitals. More
November 2020 Michael Bailit, MBA,
Strengthening primary care in the United States has been a prominent health policy topic for more than 13 years, tracing back to the publication of… More
November 2020 Ann Monroe,
For both government and philanthropy, strategies for broadening the responsibility for improving social determinants fall into three categories: leadership, investment and accountability. More
November 2020 Carrie Henning-Smith,
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated risks for isolation and loneliness, especially for older adults who face heightened risks from the virus and who are more likely to live alone. More
October 2020 Mark Larson, Lauren Moran,
As part of the Public Sector Leadership Consortium’s Leadership Forward podcast series, we recently spoke with Tom Betlach, MPA, former Arizona Medicaid director, and Jim Jones, Medicaid director at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, to discuss the skills they have used to lead public agencies through economic recessions. More
October 2020 Gretchen Hammer, Hilary Kennedy,
As part of the Public Sector Leadership Consortium’s new Leadership Forward series, we spoke with Womazetta Jones, secretary of Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Karen Kimsey, director of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, to discuss leadership strategies they have implemented to infuse equity into their organizations and in their engagements with stakeholders. More
October 2020 Erica Brown,
As part of the Public Sector Leadership Consortium’s Leadership Forward podcast series, I recently spoke with LaQuandra Nesbitt, MD, MPH, director of the District of Columbia Department of Health, and Suzanne Bierman, JD, MPH, administrator of the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, to discuss how they have remained focused on a long-term vision throughout COVID-19 and used strategic communications and other approaches to advance that vision. More
October 2020 Michael Mintrom, Ruby O'Connor,
What role has storytelling played in the successes and failures of state government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic? In an article published… More
September 2020 Erica Brown,
As part of the Public Sector Leadership Consortium’s new Leadership Forward series, Erica Brown, program officer at the Milbank Memorial Fund, recently spoke with Jami Snyder, director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System and Kody Kinsley, deputy secretary for behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, to discuss leadership strategies they implemented to fortify themselves and their staff during the pandemic. More
September 2020 Lauren Moran, Erica Brown, Hilary Kennedy,
The Center for Health Care Strategies, the Milbank Memorial Fund, and the National Association of Medicaid Directors have created the Framework for Public Sector Leadership to provide a foundational tool to bolster state leadership capacity. More
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