News and Updates

  • Christopher Koller Contributes to White House Report

    Jul 14, 2014

    The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) of the White House’s Office of Science & Technology Policy released a report on May 29 entitled “Better Health Care and Lower Costs: Accelerating Improvement through Systems Engineering.” The report, according to PCAST, “identifies a comprehensive set of actions for enhancing health care across the nation through broader … Read more

  • Christopher F. Koller Elected to FAIR Health Board of Directors

    Apr 14, 2014

    Christopher F. Koller, President of the Milbank Memorial Fund, has been elected to the Board of Directors of FAIR Health, a national, not-for-profit corporation that brings transparency to health care costs and health insurance information. Known for combining the values of a non-profit with the technological expertise of a data management organization, FAIR Health (www.fairhealth.org) … Read more

  • Can Social Media Help Public Health Officials Monitor Disease Outbreaks?

    Mar 6, 2014

    Recent disease outbreaks in the last decade such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARs-CoV) in Asia and the pandemic H1N1/09 influenza virus worldwide have prompted infectious disease scientists to investigate new ways to improve public health surveillance, monitoring the incidence of infectious diseases to understand and minimize their impact. The exchange of health … Read more

  • Milbank-Supported Report on the Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact on Cost and Quality

    Jan 14, 2014

    A new analysis released today by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund reports on an expanding body of research that shows that the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is having a significant impact on reducing costs of care and unnecessary emergency department (ED) and hospital visits, as well as increasing the provision of preventive … Read more

  • Milbank Memorial Fund Announces Board and Staff Appointments

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Milbank Memorial Fund has announced additions to its Board of Directors and management team. At its October 15, 2013 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Milbank Memorial Fund elected Paul D. Cleary and John M. Colmers to serve as new directors of the organization. Dr. Cleary is dean of the Yale School of Public Health and the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health at the Yale … Read more

  • Milbank Supported Report on Improving Birth Outcomes

    Nov 7, 2013

    A new case study released by Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund shares the story of South Carolina’s Birth Outcomes Initiative (BOI). The case study, Using Education, Collaboration, and Payment Reform to Reduce Early Elective Deliveries, chronicles how South Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services, South Carolina’s largest commercial health … Read more

  • Lead Wars Mentioned in New York Times Op-ed

    Oct 23, 2013

    The most recent book published in the California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public series, Lead Wars by Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner, was mentioned in a recent New York Times op-ed by Nicholas D. Kristof on the threat of lead and other toxins to the health of humans. To access the article, click here. Read more

  • Tribute to Bradford H. Gray, Outgoing Editor of The Milbank Quarterly

    Oct 3, 2013

    With the December issue of The Milbank Quarterly, now in its final touches, and the arrival of October first, we come to the final chapter of the distinguished service of Bradford H. Gray as Editor of The Milbank Quarterly. On behalf of the Board and staff of the Milbank Memorial Fund, the Members of the Quarterly’s Editorial Board, and all the readers and authors who have been enriched by the … Read more

  • Commentary on the Affordable Care Act by Christopher Koller

    Oct 1, 2013

    Christopher Koller, president of the Milbank Memorial Fund, discusses the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act on the lives of Americans and the health care system at large in his commentary “What Obamacare Does and Doesn’t Mean,” published by Brown University. To access the article, click here. Read more

  • New Book from a Partner Organization

    Sep 18, 2013

    The Milbank Memorial Fund announces the publication of Transforming the Global Health Workforce. Published by NYU College of Nursing, the book addresses key issues that countries face today in building, retaining, and deploying a competent and skilled health care workforce in an increasingly globalized environment. Edited by Marilyn A. DeLuca and Agnes Soucat, the book includes papers written by … Read more