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.
Aug 17, 2015
Fund President Christopher Koller, Milbank Quarterly op-ed contributor Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, and former Reforming States Group member Ann Hwang have published a Viewpoint in a recent issue of JAMA, entitled, “State Leadership in Health Care Transformation, Red and Blue.” The paper, which focuses on the reasons why states play such an important role in improving population health, examines … Read more
The measurement of cost across a state’s health care system—and setting targets for cost reduction—is a relatively new focus for states. In April, the Milbank Memorial Fund published a report on total cost of care (TCOC) measurement in four states, describing and comparing the policies in those states driving the activity, and the technical operations supporting it. As more states move to a … Read more
Jul 21, 2015
When the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP), an initiative of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS), wanted feedback from states about the program, they asked the Milbank Memorial Fund to convene a meeting to facilitate discussion between CMS and the states. The goal of IAP is to stimulate delivery system reform by states for Medicaid populations—and to support states’ … Read more
The health of communities will always depend, in part, on a continuing supply of informed and capable leaders in state government. With this in mind, the Milbank Memorial Fund—and the Reforming States Group (RSG)— has created the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), an interactive workshop designed to help individuals from the executive and legislative branches develop skills that will enhance … Read more
There’s nothing better than sitting down and talking face-to-face with others involved in the same work as you. That’s what happened in June, when the Fund hosted ameeting in Washington, DC, that brought together leaders from CMS’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center) with a variety of payers involved in the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, … Read more
Jun 26, 2015
What fosters sustainable primary care transformation? What stands in the way? These questions are the focus of a Rocky Mountain Health Plans’ Issue Brief that highlights the work of the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Multi-State Collaborative (MC). Lisa Dulsky Watkins, MD, the Director of the MC—and three other experts with first-hand experience working with states—were interviewed and identified … Read more
Jun 18, 2015
The Fund joins many others in expressing regret and outrage at the murder of Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight of his fellow parishioners as they prayed inside Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, last night. Rev. Pinckney, a South Carolina State Senator, participated in a meeting of the Fund’s Reforming States Group. Says Christopher Koller, … Read more
Jun 16, 2015
Mark Gibson, a program officer at the Milbank Memorial Fund since 2003 and co-director of the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health and Science … Read more
Is a supported state-based health insurance marketplace (SSBM) a match made in heaven for states implementing the Affordable Care Act? That’s the question Christopher Koller, president of the Milbank Memorial Fund, answers in a new blog post in Health Affairs. Do SSBMs offer the happy convergence of local control over insurance exchange functions and marketplace insight, with outsourcing of … Read more
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
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August 13, 2018