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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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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.
February 2022 Sarah Reber, Cyrus Kosar,
Making vaccination convenient and free is critical, but effective strategies to address vaccine hesitancy in the long run will need to build trust in ways that are tailored to particular communities, especially among certain communities of color that have faced historical and ongoing racism in the medical system and beyond. More
January 2022 Evan S. Cole, Susan Kennedy, Julie Donohue, PhD,
To advance knowledge about the multiple facets of state Medicaid policy adoption and implementation, these researchers conducted in-depth interviews in 2019 with policy officials from nine states — Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin — that participate in a multistate Medicaid collaborative project: the Medicaid Outcome Distributed Research Network (MODRN). More
December 2021 Alice Bonner, Kate McEvoy, Sarah L. Szanton,
And as state and federal government agencies partner to address spending on at-home services, both have opportunities to help older adults age in community by implementing emerging, evidence-based interventions that braid funding for both medical and social supports. More
December 2021 William Golden,
The HCP-LAN can be a pivotal force in reenergizing health care by promoting payment for evidence-based opportunities for better patient-centered operations in organizations large and small. More
December 2021 Kate McEvoy,
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and Director Daniel Tsai’s recent Health Affairs blog post on their strategic vision for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program was a welcome call for building on Medicaid’s many historical successes. More
November 2021 Marcella Maguire,
For the past 30 years, the supportive housing sector has been working to align systems of financing and practice and develop place-based solutions for the most vulnerable. More
September 2021 Victoria Veltri, Kevin Lembo,
The Connecticut Healthcare Affordability Index is a new tool to help policymakers understand the real costs of health care and the challenges that Connecticut residents face in meeting their basic needs. More
September 2021 Elena Nicolella, Christopher F. Koller,
England States Consortium Systems Organization’s Elena Nicolella and the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Christopher F. Koller say that CMS leadership will need to consider the health information technology support and tools that state Medicaid agencies will need to be full partners in these efforts. More
August 2021 Kara Odom Walker, Christopher F. Koller,
Almost 18 months after COVID-19 first appeared, states are reflecting on their priorities and considering opportunities to rebuild. Thanks to American… More
August 2021 Katherine L. Gudiksen, Alexandra D. Montague, Amy Y. Gu, Jaime S. King,
This blog post discusses President Biden’s recent executive order, which illustrates the administration’s focus on revitalizing competition across the country through a “whole of government” approach that encourages the federal agencies to leverage their knowledge, data, and resources in support of competition. More
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