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April 2021 John Auerbach, Megan Wolfe,
Mary Stevenson is worried. Her mother, Ann, is in her 90s, has dementia, is frail and has difficulties walking. Mary and a home health aide provide… More
March 2021 Rachel Block, Kevin McAvey,
Nevertheless, with the passage of the No Surprises Act in December 2020, Congress took several steps to protect those most acutely impacted by our system’s lack of transparency and to invest in state data capacity to better understand local health care markets. More
March 2021 Rachel Block, Keanan Lane,
Today we are pleased to announce that Connecticut, Oregon, Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington have been selected for participation in the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs. More
March 2021 Jackson Griggs,
During the COVID-19 pandemic, population-level health behavior modification has been the key to curbing viral transmission. But behavior change is… More
February 2021 Marilyn Cabrera, Adam Lustig,
During the spring of 2020, Americans were urged to work from home, wear masks, practice social distancing, and take other precautions against the… More
February 2021 Michael Fine,
H. Jack Geiger’s ability to recognize communities as central to health, and to strengthen communities so they could nurture all of us, lives on in Central Falls, Rhode Island, and in thousands of communities across the nation and the world. More
February 2021 Megan Burns, Michael Bailit,
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, national health expenditures were projected to continue growing faster than the economy. In response to this… More
January 2021 Diane Marriott, Jerome Finkel,
Since the advent of the patient-centered medical home and team-based care concepts, health reformers have sought to unearth the specific interventions and techniques in primary care settings that are most likely to improve patient outcomes and value. More
December 2020 Rebecca Weintraub, MD, Christopher F. Koller, Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH,
If it weren’t for the annual reminder from our primary care offices, how many of us would get our flu shots? In a new Milbank blog post, Ariadne Labs’ Rebecca Weintraub and Asaf Bitton and the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Christopher F. Koller say that these nudges — and the trust we have in our primary care clinicians — should inform how federal, state, and local governments plan for an effective distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. More
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
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