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.
Jul 21, 2015
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
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
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