The Fund supports networks of state health policy decision makers 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 to advance state health leadership, strong primary care, healthy aging, and sustainable 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 is a nonpartisan foundation focused on improving the health of communities and entire populations.
March 2020 Emma Tucher, Kali S. Thomas,
We know that older adults are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, but we cannot forget the epidemic’s effects on their basic… More
March 2020 Adam Lustig, Marilyn Cabrera,
While the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, would expand access to temporary paid sick and family leave, many Americans would still be uncovered. But there are actions states and localities can take to protect their workers to help fill in the gaps. More
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
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