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 19, 2018
In Chicago, they are preventing lead poisoning in young children. In Chatham County, Georgia, they are building a continuity of care system for jail inmates, and in Washington State, they are using multiple data sets to coordinate care for dual-eligibles. Meet the winners of the inaugural Milbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth State and Local Innovation Prize, developed to recognize state … Read more
Jul 11, 2018
State Medicaid agencies have been attempting—with increasing success—to encourage more long-term services and supports in home and community settings. But how do they know what they’re paying for and if the costs are appropriate for the quality their Medicaid beneficiaries are receiving? Bundled payments, a package of health care services paid for as a set, is an alternative home- and … Read more
Jun 27, 2018
Michelle Alletto will join the Milbank Memorial Fund as a program officer on August 1. In addition to providing support to the Fund’s Reforming States Group (RSG), Michelle will coordinate the work of the Fund’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) and identify and implement projects that connect state health policy leaders with evidence and experience on particular issues of population … Read more
While families want to provide care for their loved ones, especially those who are elderly or disabled, they often need some kind of medical, social, and/or economic support. The need for assistance, however, can surpass resources—and most states are not yet prepared, either fiscally or programmatically, to provide policies that support families. The Milbank Memorial Fund has teamed up … Read more
May 31, 2018
Massachusetts isn’t the only state making progress when it comes to measuring health care costs. Delaware is also moving forward with its own approach. Delaware’s Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Kara Odom Walker was tasked with leading this effort. The Fund assisted the secretary’s work by sharing policy lessons learned from the Totals Cost of … Read more
May 23, 2018
Providers, payers, and state policymakers are moving to implement behavioral health integration (BHI) models as evidence of their effectiveness builds. But many states face an obstacle—the lack of a health care workforce that has the legal authority, training, and skills necessary to practice in these new models. How can states accelerate the development of a BHI workforce? The Milbank … Read more
Apr 30, 2018
The Milbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth have announced that Chicago’s Childhood Lead Paint Data-Sharing Project has won the inaugural State and Local Innovation Prize, recognizing state and local efforts to use data to improve the health of populations and the performance of health systems. The winner was announced on the mainstage of 2018 Health Datapalooza on April 26. The … Read more
State policymakers want to know how to control health care costs. In fact, global budgeting, the idea of putting a limit on spending, is attracting attention. The New York Times recently published an article on Maryland’s work on cost containment, Would Americans Accept Putting Health Care on a Budget? To find out more about Massachusetts’ efforts, we asked David Seltz, executive … Read more
This month, the Milbank Memorial Fund joined a collaborative of five foundations working together to improve the health outcomes and daily lives of individuals with complex care needs. This group of prominent philanthropic organizations, which includes The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN … Read more
Apr 26, 2018
Last year’s “repeal and replace” fight in Congress underscored how deep—and deeply confusing—disagreements over health care policy can be. And if two truisms of social reform policies—that all progress is incremental and durable policies are bipartisan—still hold, then what does that portend for health care policy in the US? David Jones, assistant professor at Boston … 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