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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.
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A man asking Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher Koller for spare change in the midst of a health policy conversation brought to mind new findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that found drops in US life expectancy seen in recent years. More
This fall in Rhode Island, a local hospital set up a series of flu immunization clinics in churches and other hubs in low-income communities. In his latest “The View From Here,” Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller says that, on the one hand, this hospital and others like it are finally understanding the impact of a person’s social characteristics, such as income, education, and housing, on their health. More
Louisiana and Washington State have led the charge in expanding access to affordable hepatitis C treatment, particularly for vulnerable populations. This article highlights three lessons other states can learn from these innovative agreements. More
In his latest “The View from Here” blog post, Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller explains that good leadership involves reflection and self awareness. Milbank's Emerging Leaders Program asks participants to ask themselves, “Why do this work?” The answers are often motivating, even at a divisive time like this one. More
In a new "Milbank Quarterly" guest opinion, Delaware’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kara Odom Walker says that any solution that lowers health care costs and improves quality will require a foundation of enhanced primary care. More
In 2018, nearly five years after the launch of a federal demonstration program designed to coordinate care for people who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, the participation rate was low and varied widely by state. To discover the secrets to successful enrollment in states like Ohio, Mathematica conducted a study of how state program design, concurrent state programs and policies, health plan markets, and other factors affected enrollment over time in all 10 participating states. More
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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