The Fund supports several networks of state health policymakers to help identify, inspire, and inform policy leaders.
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 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.
March 2020 Terry Fulmer,
In the 1990s, the notion of “elder-friendly” care began emerging, likely in response to the “baby-friendly hospital” initiative. While it… More
March 2020 Victoria Veltri,
In January, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont issued an executive order that requires the state to develop an annual health care cost growth benchmark,… More
January 2020 Elizabeth Mitchell,
The recent settlement of the antitrust lawsuits against the Sutter Health System in California could be a watershed moment in the evolution of US health care markets and public policy, says Elizabeth Mitchell, president and CEO of the Pacific Business Group on Health in a new Milbank blog post. More
January 2020 Allison Leof,
The CLOUD, or the Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers, offers a centralized place for actionable, evidence-based resources for anyone working on issues related to the opioid crisis. More
December 2019 Daniel M. Fox,
Fitzhugh Mullan, who died in November, will be mourned by many admirers of his brilliance and warmth, his capacity for friendship, and his achievements as a primary care physician, author, editor, advocate, teacher, and manager. More
December 2019 Ann W. St. Claire, Adam Kintopf, Doug Blanke, David Willoughby,
In 1998 the five largest cigarette manufacturers settled lawsuits with U.S. states for billions of dollars to be paid in perpetuity. Over the last 20… More
December 2019 Lisa Dulsky Watkins,
Applications are now open to primary care practices and payers that want to participate in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s latest and most ambitious multipayer primary care transformation initiative, Primary Care First (PCF). Milbank Memorial Fund Program Officer Lisa Dulsky Watkins outlines the risks, responsibilities, and rewards for practices and payers, including Medicaid, that choose to participate in the five-year program. More
October 2019 Jennifer Lee,
New research published in “The Milbank Quarterly” that finds Medicaid block grants could lead community health centers lose over $7 billion by 2024 should give pause to supporters of block grants, says former director of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services Jennifer Lee, MD, in a Milbank blog post. More
October 2019 Evan Saulino,
Evan Saulino, MD, has implemented quality improvement efforts on the frontline and contributed to policy development at the state and national level. In a new Milbank blog post, Saulino assesses the progress made over the last 20 years, and some of the communication and other gaps that continue to exist between health care payers and providers. More
September 2019 Michelle Alletto, Marie Ganim,
Rhode Island improved on more health system performance indicators tracked over time than any other state in the latest Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance. In a new post copublished today by the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Commonwealth Fund, Milbank Memorial Fund Program Officer Michelle Alletto and Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner Marie Ganim examine how Rhode Island made such strides. More
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