News and Updates

  • “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

  • Christopher F. Koller Elected to FAIR Health Board of Directors

    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 ( … Read more

  • Can Social Media Help Public Health Officials Monitor Disease Outbreaks?

    Mar 6, 2014

    Recent disease outbreaks in the last decade such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARs-CoV) in Asia and the pandemic H1N1/09 influenza virus worldwide have prompted infectious disease scientists to investigate new ways to improve public health surveillance, monitoring the incidence of infectious diseases to understand and minimize their impact. The exchange of health … Read more

  • Milbank-Supported Report on the Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact on Cost and Quality

    Jan 14, 2014

    A new analysis released today by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund reports on an expanding body of research that shows that the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is having a significant impact on reducing costs of care and unnecessary emergency department (ED) and hospital visits, as well as increasing the provision of preventive … Read more

  • Milbank Memorial Fund Announces Board and Staff Appointments

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Milbank Memorial Fund has announced additions to its Board of Directors and management team. At its October 15, 2013 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Milbank Memorial Fund elected Paul D. Cleary and John M. Colmers to serve as new directors of the organization. Dr. Cleary is dean of the Yale School of Public Health and the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health at the Yale … Read more

  • Milbank Supported Report on Improving Birth Outcomes

    Nov 7, 2013

    A new case study released by Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund shares the story of South Carolina’s Birth Outcomes Initiative (BOI). The case study, Using Education, Collaboration, and Payment Reform to Reduce Early Elective Deliveries, chronicles how South Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services, South Carolina’s largest commercial health … Read more

  • Lead Wars Mentioned in New York Times Op-ed

    Oct 23, 2013

    The most recent book published in the California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public series, Lead Wars by Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner, was mentioned in a recent New York Times op-ed by Nicholas D. Kristof on the threat of lead and other toxins to the health of humans. To access the article, click here. Read more