News and Updates

  • New Resources Focus on Patients with Complex Care Needs

    Jan 30, 2019

    Two new resources are available for providers who work with patients with complex care needs. One is a report from the Six Foundation Collaborative, made up of The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Milbank Memorial Fund, Peterson Center on Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation. Read more

  • The Milbank Quarterly‘s Top 5 Articles and Opinions of 2018

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Milbank Quarterly is pleased to report its most-read peer-reviewed articles and opinions of 2018. All are freely available. Read more

  • New Issue Brief: To Oversee or Not to Oversee? Lessons from the Repeal of North Carolina’s Certificate of Public Advantage Law

    Jan 17, 2019

    A certificate of public advantage (COPA) is a tool used by states to permit and oversee hospital mergers that create monopoly powers. A few months ago, we published a paper about the use of a COPA in Tennessee and Virginia. But what happens when a COPA is repealed? In a new issue brief, Erin Fuse Brown, of Georgia State University College of Law, takes a look at the COPA law in North Carolina … Read more

  • Reforming States Group Meetings Focus on Leadership During Transition

    Dec 19, 2018

    2018 was a major year for state leadership change. Nearly 82% of all state legislative seats were up for election and elections for governor were held in 36 states. During three Reforming States Group (RSG) meetings in November and December, attendees from 38 states discussed likely effects of the recent election on state and federal health policy—and the importance of  leadership during … Read more

  • Bipartisanship and State Health Policy: Recent Work from the Fund

    Dec 19, 2018

    If durable policy remains the result of bipartisan efforts, what does the future of state health care reform look like? In a new NEJM Perspective piece, The Future of Health Care Reform — A View from the States on Where We Go from Here, Christopher Koller, Fund president, along with researchers Christina Pagel and David K. Jones, asked state health policy leaders about what a shift toward state … Read more

  • Milbank Memorial Fund Hiring New Communications Director

    Dec 4, 2018

    The Fund is hiring a new communications director. The director, a critical part of the Fund’s team, oversees all aspects of the Fund’s communications efforts. He/she will develop and execute the Fund’s communications plan, ensuring that all communications are consistent with the Fund’s strategic direction, are of the highest editorial and design quality, and reach the Fund’s target … Read more

  • State Leaders from Around the Country Come Together for Reforming States Group Meetings

    Nov 29, 2018

    Beginning in November and through early December, state government health policy leaders from around the country are heading to Portland, Oregon, Louisville, Kentucky, and Charleston, South Carolina for the Reforming States Group’s three annual fall meetings. The Reforming States Group (RSG) meetings are the hallmark of the group, composed of state health policy leaders from both the … Read more

  • States Join National Initiative to Advance Strategies for Supporting Family Caregivers

    Nov 29, 2018

    The Milbank Memorial Fund has joined several other foundations—including The John A. Hartford Foundation, the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation—to work on a national initiative to advance strategies in support of family caregivers. The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), which is implementing the initiative, announced earlier this month … Read more

  • Announcing the 2019 Milbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth State and Local Innovation Award

    Nov 27, 2018

    For the second year in a row, the Milbank Memorial Fund has partnered with AcademyHealth to recognize state and local efforts to advance the use of data to improve the health of populations and the performance of health systems. State and local health agencies require robust data and analytics for program design, operations, and evaluation. However, these agencies often lack the capacity to … Read more

  • Working Together to Address the Multigenerational Effects of the Opioid Epidemic

    Oct 31, 2018

    Treatment for opioid addiction usually focuses on the individual. But children and family members of the addicted individual are also affected—and overlooked, say researchers Carol Levine and Suzanne Brundage from the United Hospital Fund (UHF), who maintain that an urgent response to the “ripple effect,” as it’s called, is needed to prevent the multigenerational trauma that affects … Read more