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.
News and Updates
March 29, 2018
The Health of Aging Populations
Low-income adults who need and use long-term services and supports (LTSS) are among the most complex, expensive, and fast-growing populations covered by Medicaid. State officials face challenges in organizing and paying for these services. In light of the new federal policy environment and interest in improving LTSS, the Fund, in partnership with the SCAN Foundation and the Center for Health Care Strategies, is sponsoring a project to help policymakers in Ohio, Alabama, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia with their efforts to reform their Medicaid LTSS systems.
To kick off this year-long project, the Fund convened officials from participating states to hear about potential federal strategies and opportunities, learn about one another’s successes, challenges, and future priorities, and discuss key requirements for systems change. The project builds on the evidence of successful state LTSS strategies captured in the toolkit compiled by the Center for Health Care Strategies and Manatt Health for the Fund and SCAN.
“As evidenced by the diversity of states participating in this project, state health care officials continue to test and implement significant reforms that work for their communities,” said Christopher Koller, president of the Fund. “This kick-off meeting and subsequent technical assistance will provide an opportunity to elevate LTSS in these states’ conversations and, as a result, will strengthen their systems of care.”
Later this year, the Fund will recruit a second round of states interested in technical assistance. If your state is interested, please contact Rachel Block at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that works to improve the health of populations by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best available evidence and experience.
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