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.
Jan 28, 2015
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
Nov 25, 2014
Paramedics visiting diabetes patients to check vital signs and make referrals. Community health workers assigned to teams in medical homes and accountable care organizations to educate overweight patients on healthy eating and exercise habits. These may not be the roles that paramedics or community health workers have traditionally performed. But with new incentives created by … Read more
Nov 18, 2014
“No health policy is in fact a health policy,” writes Christopher Koller, President of the Milbank Memorial Fund, in a new blog post in Health Affairs, in which he offers newly elected governors advice on developing a health policy agenda. His list of four imperatives is insightful reading for new governors and anyone else who wants to get a better understanding of how a state health policy agenda … Read more
Oct 7, 2014
The 2013 Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) recently adjusted The Milbank Quarterly’s 2013 Impact Factor score—and The Milbank Quarterly now has an impact factor of 5.391. In August, the Quarterly’s impact factor had gone up to 5.061. The ISI impact factor is the gold standard for measuring the impact of scholarly work. It calculates the number of citations a journal receives in a … Read more
Aug 18, 2014
The 2013 Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Impact Factors were recently released—and The Milbank Quarterly had a great year. The ISI impact factor is the industry standard—and measures the number of citations a journal receives in a given year to research and review articles published in the previous two years. For 2013, the Quarterly had an impact factor of 5.061, an increase of … Read more
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
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
To Oversee or Not to Oversee? Lessons from the Repeal of North Carolina’s Certificate of Public Advantage Law
January 17, 2019
Hospital Mergers and Public Accountability: Tennessee and Virginia Employ a Certificate of Public Advantage
September 26, 2018
Population Health: The Translation of Research to Policy
September 17, 2018