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.
We focus on a number of topic areas identified by state health policy leaders as important to population health.
The Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design.
Keep up with news and updates from the Milbank Memorial Fund. Get the latest from thought leaders, including Christopher F. Koller, president of the Fund.
We publish The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to population health.
Jun 9, 2015
The Milbank Memorial Fund and The Milbank Quarterly will both be represented at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting on June 14 to 16 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Howard Markel, Editor-In-Chief of The Milbank Quarterly, will participate in the session “Publish or Perish: Meet the Editors, Part One” on Sunday, June 14, 4:30-6:00 pm. Find us at Booth 103 in the Exhibit Hall Enter our … Read more
May 20, 2015
It stands to reason that states and regional health improvement collaboratives (RHICs) have a lot in common. Both are committed to population-based health reform. Both are trying to improve provider and health system performance. Both are using insurance claims data to do it. So what happens when you bring together state leaders and team them up with representatives from their own … Read more
Since 2009, the Fund has supported the Multi-State Collaborative (MC), a group of states committed to transforming the primary care delivery system through payment reform across all payers. Most of the 18 member states that are part of the collaborative participate in either the MAPCP demonstration or the CPC initiative. Lisa Dulsky Watkins, MD, is the former Associate Director of the Vermont … Read more
May 11, 2015
The Reforming States Group recently hosted a webinar on “Integrating Primary Care into Behavioral Health Settings: What Works for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness.” The webinar was moderated by Martha Gerrity, MD, MPH, PhD, Clinical Epidemiologist at the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University, based on a Milbank Memorial Fund report of the same … Read more
Mar 12, 2015
In early March, the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Initiative was the focus of several meetings held in Baltimore, Maryland. On March 3, CMS’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center) held its annual Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative conference. About 250 people attended the daylong event, including participating primary care practices, commercial and public … Read more
Jan 28, 2015
Social mission innovation and reform in medical education. That’s the focus of an upcoming conference, Beyond Flexner 2015: The Social Mission of Medical Education, which the Milbank Memorial Fund is co-sponsoring. Organized by the George Washington University and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, the conference will be held on April 13 to 15 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The … Read more
In recognition of the Yale School of Public Health and the Milbank Memorial Fund’s long tradition of forward-looking public health initiatives, the School will host six lectures during 2015, its centennial year. The first Milbank Lecture Series on Public Health in the 21st Century, held on February 3, featured Mitchael H. Gail, MD, PhD, senior investigator, biostatistics branch, National … Read more
In January, CMS’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center) released two new reports, one evaluating the Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice (MAPCP) demonstration and the other the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative. The reports were the first released by CMS on progress made in the first year of these primary care projects. While both evaluation reports … Read more
Jan 5, 2015
Is there a correlation between how much a state spends on social services and its population health outcomes? Are there ways for states to integrate social and health spending in order to improve population health outcomes? That was the focus of a talk given by Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, Professor of Health Policy at the Yale School of Public Health and Director of the Yale Global … Read more
Dec 17, 2014
People with serious mental illness experience significant gaps in health care—and these gaps result in disproportionally high rates of physical health conditions, shorter life expectancies, and higher health care costs. How can policymakers improve health care delivery to better serve patients with serious mental illness? For two decades, research has shown that behavioral health integration … Read more
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September 17, 2018
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August 13, 2018
Three Projects Receive Inaugural State and Local Innovation Prize
July 19, 2018