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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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  • New Index Tracks US State Progress on Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Older Populations for the First Time

    Variation shows the impact of state policies and programs, as well as local economic conditions, on aging populations US states vary widely in how… More

  • 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

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    How to translate @CMSgov’s strategic vision for #Medicaid and CHIP into the federal support and implementation strategies state will require—a new blog from @MilbankFund’s Kate McEvoy https://buff.ly/3y8VGUF

    The advisory issued by @Surgeon_General calls for immediate action to address the nation’s #YouthMentalHealth crisis and lays out steps that all members of society can take to help mitigate mental health impacts of the #COVID19 pandemic on young people. https://twitter.com/Surgeon_General/status/1468208429521059843

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    NEW: Today I released a Surgeon General's Advisory on #YouthMentalHealth that calls our nation to action to address our #YouthMentalHealth crisis. http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/ymh [1/7]

    Be sure to join @BlueShieldCA and @MilbankFund’s event today at 1ET to hear from health care experts on how investments in #PrimaryCare can advance #HealthEquity 👇 http://bit.ly/3oRlwIU

    Data analysts proved what Black Pittsburgh knew about COVID's racial disparities https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/12/07/1061099570/covid-race-disparities-exposed-by-data-analysts-and-community-leaders?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    “The data suggest that focusing on health equity helped to fight the pandemic and may have decreased transmission rates and death rates, while improving vaccination rates,” says @RM_Scheffler and Olivia Shane of @ucberkeley https://buff.ly/3y0TtLh

    attn EHR researchers, new framework just dropped🚨!
    by @RozierSJ, @kavitapmd & @DoriCross in @MilbankFund

    expertly written description of the risks of bias inherent in EHR design and the ways health systems can use EHR design to counteract biases

    paper: https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12545