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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.
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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,
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,
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
May 2020 Shreya Kangovi, Margaret O'Kane,
One day last month, New York City Health and Hospitals community health worker Kasha Caesar got a call from a distraught older woman named Eleanor.… More
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