News and Updates

  • 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

  • Tribute to Bradford H. Gray, Outgoing Editor of The Milbank Quarterly

    Oct 3, 2013

    With the December issue of The Milbank Quarterly, now in its final touches, and the arrival of October first, we come to the final chapter of the distinguished service of Bradford H. Gray as Editor of The Milbank Quarterly. On behalf of the Board and staff of the Milbank Memorial Fund, the Members of the Quarterly’s Editorial Board, and all the readers and authors who have been enriched by the … Read more

  • Commentary on the Affordable Care Act by Christopher Koller

    Oct 1, 2013

    Christopher Koller, president of the Milbank Memorial Fund, discusses the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act on the lives of Americans and the health care system at large in his commentary “What Obamacare Does and Doesn’t Mean,” published by Brown University. To access the article, click here. Read more

  • New Book from a Partner Organization

    Sep 18, 2013

    The Milbank Memorial Fund announces the publication of Transforming the Global Health Workforce. Published by NYU College of Nursing, the book addresses key issues that countries face today in building, retaining, and deploying a competent and skilled health care workforce in an increasingly globalized environment. Edited by Marilyn A. DeLuca and Agnes Soucat, the book includes papers written by … Read more

  • Early View of an Article from The Milbank Quarterly

    Jul 23, 2013

    The Milbank Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the early online publication of an article from the forthcoming issue of The Milbank Quarterly: “Shifting the Paradigm: Using HIV Surveillance Data as a Foundation for Improving HIV Care and Preventing HIV Infection” by Patricia Sweeney and colleagues. The authors, most of whom are with the HIV-AIDS prevention program at the Centers for Disease … Read more

  • Mark T. Benton Appointed Chief of Staff at Community Care of North Carolina

    Jul 16, 2013

    Mark T. Benton, former senior program officer of the Fund, is now chief of staff for Community Care of North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that provides care coordination and population health management to the state’s Medicaid recipients and other insured and uninsured residents. He began his new position on July 1. Mr. Benton joined the Fund in 2007 after serving as North Carolina’s … Read more

  • Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan, 1930–2013

    Jun 12, 2013

    The Board of Directors and staff of the Milbank Memorial Fund mourn the passing of our beloved colleague, Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan, on June 7, 2013. He lived his profound commitment to the overwhelming importance of preventing and ameliorating suffering. As a Director of the Fund for the past fifteen years, Bishop Sullivan has been an exemplar, a mentor, and a friend. He brought wisdom and … Read more

  • Milbank Memorial Fund Announces New Editor-in-Chief of The Milbank Quarterly

    May 22, 2013

    Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., will become Editor-in-Chief of The Milbank Quarterly on October 1, 2013, succeeding Bradford H. Gray, Ph.D., Editor since 2000. Announcing this appointment, Christopher F. Koller, who becomes President of the Milbank Memorial Fund on July 15, said that Dr. Markel is “superbly qualified to maintain and enhance the Quarterly’s role as a leading international journal of … Read more

  • Milbank Memorial Fund Announces New President

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Board of Directors of the Milbank Memorial Fund is pleased to announce it has selected Christopher F. Koller to become the next President of the Fund. He will succeed Carmen Hooker Odom, starting July 15, 2013. Mr. Koller, currently Health Insurance Commissioner for the State of Rhode Island, is a nationally recognized leader in state health policy, Medicaid managed care, and health plan … Read more