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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.
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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 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.
August 2020 David Labby, Jennifer DeVoe, Andrew Morris-Singer, Cat Livingston,
This is the moment for payers and policymakers to invest in collectively strengthening primary care and community health organizations, say David Labby, founding Chief Medical Officer of Health Share of Oregon, and colleagues in this blog post. More
August 2020 Charles Milligan,
The pursuit of value over volume remains an epic quest in health care. Motivated to discourage overutilization of services, and by the importance of… More
August 2020 Erica Brown,
State policymakers who are committed to improving population health will no doubt be troubled by the recent decline in US life expectancy. However, they should also be optimistic about their ability to improve people’s lives through the policies they advance. More
August 2020 Melinda K. Abrams, Christopher F. Koller, President,
Future federal COVID-19 recovery and stimulus efforts—whether new funds or allocation of existing ones—should prioritize primary care practices, their workforce, and the patients they serve. More
July 2020 Lisa Dulsky Watkins,
Lisa Dulsky Watkins, MD, summarizes the key findings of a recent brief on three value-based primary care programs involving Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. More
July 2020 Terry Fulmer, Christopher F. Koller, President,
The COVID-19 crisis is driving an all-out call for major public policy changes in nursing homes. In a new blog post copublished with The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF), JAHF President Terry Fulmer and Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller go a step further, envisioning the end of the nursing home industry itself. More
June 2020 Erica Brown,
Incorporating eConsults into programs like Medicaid and government employee health benefit programs could potentially make a difference in a very important, very expensive area: specialty care. More
June 2020 Richard Shonk, MD, PhD,
A recent Milbank Quarterly study by Benjamin F. Crabtree and colleagues about leadership at the primary care practice level identified 11 attributes of leadership within successful primary care practices. In a companion Milbank blog, Richard Shonk, chief medical officer for The Health Collaborative in Cincinnati, Ohio, applies the leadership model proposed to Maslow’s theory of human motivation and his own experience working with primary care teams on practice transformation. More
May 2020 Diane Rittenhouse,
Like New Orleans 15 years ago, the United States has an opportunity in the wake of disaster to prioritize health care services that most benefit population health. More
May 2020 Jennifer Sullivan,
Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Sullivan never expected to be running the state’s health care and social services from her kitchen table. More
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