News and Updates

  • Co-Sponsoring Medical Education Conference

    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

  • Celebrating Yale School of Public Health’s Centennial

    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

  • New CMS Center for Innovation Reports Show Accomplishments of Multi-Payer Primary Care Transformation

    Jan 28, 2015

    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

  • Connecting Social Services with Health Outcomes

    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

  • New Report Published on Integrating Primary Care into Behavioral Health Settings for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

    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

  • How Community Health Workers and Community Paramedicine Improve Population Health

    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

  • “Dear Governor-Elect: Some Health Policy Counsel”

    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

  • The Milbank Quarterly‘s Impact Factors Score Goes Up Again—to 5.391

    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

  • The Milbank Quarterly’s Impact Factor Score Goes Up—Over 5

    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

  • 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