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.
Keep up with news and updates from the Milbank Memorial Fund. And read the latest blogs from our thought leaders, including Fund President Christopher F. Koller.
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 foundation that works to improve population health and health equity.
January 2023 Jodyn Platt, Lauren A. Taylor,
This review of health services and health policy articles on trust from the past 50 years examined how trust is defined and measured. The authors found murkiness around terms and limited methods in the existing literature. More
January 2023 Kate McEvoy,
In a View from Here, former Milbank program officer and current National Association of Medicaid Directors executive director Kate McEvoy encourages state executive branch leaders and policymakers to embrace aspects of love including empathy, openness, and self-care as they navigate the vitally important, heart-based work of state health policy. More
July 2022 Christine Haran,
Each year, the Milbank Memorial Fund invests in the development of state and county leaders who are committed to advancing population health and… More
September 2021 Alessa Erawan,
Government leaders are the drivers of innovation and improvement in population health. The Milbank Memorial Fund invests in the development of state… More
Many state policymakers yearn for some time away from their frenetic schedules to focus on professional development, but few such opportunities exist. Enter the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), which welcomed its fourth class of participants with an opening meeting in Baltimore last month. More
November 2019 Christopher F. Koller,
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
The Fund kicked off the newest session of its Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) earlier this month at an in-person meeting in San Francisco. The third… More
The second group of state health policy officials completed the Fund’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) in late June. Fifteen executive and… More
The Emerging Leaders Program seeks to develop practical, hands-on leadership skills in future senior executive and legislative officials. More
September 2017 Christopher F. Koller,
Sandy Praeger did not seek to be a leader. “Local party officials had to keep asking me,” she said of her first public position as a member of the… More
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