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  • Working with state health policy decision makers on issues they identify as important to population health, particularly in areas related to primary care, aging, and total costs of care; and
  • Publishing high-quality, evidence-based publications and The Milbank Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health policy.
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  • Five States Join the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs

    The Milbank Memorial Fund announced today that Connecticut, Oregon, Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington have been selected to participate in the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs. More

  • Statement from the Milbank Memorial Fund on the Events of January 6

    Yesterday’s events in Washington, DC, were a failure of elected leadership and public citizenry.  Such violence must not be tolerated or… More

  • Health Policy Must-Haves for the Biden Administration

    Building Back Better is a new series offering policy recommendations for the Biden administration throughout the transition period authored by members of the Quarterly’s Editorial Advisory Board. More

  • A Pandemic Plan Must Include Primary Care Support

    A Pandemic Plan Must Include Primary Care Support

    In a December 28, 2020, Boston Globe Opinion Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller wrote that by investing in the nation’s primary care system, the incoming Biden administration can help control the pandemic — and improve health outcomes and reduce disparities in the process. More

  • New Program to Support States in Establishing Statewide Health Care Cost Growth Targets

    The Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Milbank Memorial Fund have launched an initiative to provide technical assistance to up to five states to help reduce health spending. More

  • Three Northeastern States Commit to Coordinating on COVID-19 Testing Guidance

    Three Northeastern States Commit to Coordinating on COVID-19 Testing Guidance

    Delaware, New Jersey, and Rhode Island announced last week a commitment to a common framework for COVID-19 testing for high-risk, asymptomatic residents and for financing this testing. More

  • State Policy Polarization May Be Driving Life Expectancy by State

    Life expectancy in the United States has declined in recent years, as well as become more unequal across states. State policies on issues such as… More

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    A new AcademyHealth issue brief along with @MilbankFund provides examples from state Medicaid programs of two innovative approaches to combat the opioid crisis: health homes and warm handoffs and care transitions: https://academyhealth.org/publications/2021-03/state-medicaid-programs-explore-two-innovative-approaches-combat-opioid-crisis

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    There is a growing consensus that older adults who are homebound will only be vaccinated if prioritized at the federal, state & local levels. That would require 4 key steps, @HealthyAmerica1's John Auerbach & Megan Wolfe write on the @MilbankFund blog. https://www.milbank.org/2021/04/ensuring-covid-19-vaccine-access-for-homebound-older-adults/