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The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that aims to improve population health by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best available evidence and experience. It does this work by:

  • Identifying, informing, and inspiring current and future state health policy leaders to enhance their effectiveness;
  • 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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  • Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care

    A health system based on high-quality primary care leads to better health outcomes and better health equity. No other part of the health system can… More

  • 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

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    Well-designed state merger review authority can prevent further health provider consolidation and offer better oversight of approved transactions. A new brief from @SourceOnHealth explains the 4 main components of comprehensive state merger review. https://buff.ly/3yriOx3

    President Biden’s executive order on competition takes an aggressive approach to hospital consolidation & mobilizes federal agencies to work independently & collectively, say @SourceOnHealth experts in a new blog. States can also leverage this opportunity https://buff.ly/3xqjIJ3

    Medical #language education represents a largely untapped opportunity to improve health equity. Here are just a few recommendations for language-appropriate health policy via @Health_Affairs.
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    A study by authors at @CSPI, @umichsph & @HarvardChanSPH finds that the removal of #transfats from the US food supply chain was driven by a policy and systems approach that ultimately did not require individual behavior change https://buff.ly/3CiA1e

    Public health officials have long urged health professionals and policymakers to take a more holistic approach to health care, but what ethical questions does social prescribing pose? @UniofOxford researchers explore this question in a study of @NHSuk https://buff.ly/2TSWQ79

    Pharmaceutical companies routinely cover the cost of patient copays for expensive drugs under private insurance. A federal judge could make the practice legal for millions on Medicare as well.

    📝: @jayhancock1 https://khn.org/news/article/pfizer-court-fight-could-legalize-medicare-copays-and-unleash-gold-rush-in-sales/