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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, and sustainable health care costs.
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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
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
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