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.
The Milbank Memorial Fund focuses on a number of topic areas of particular interest to state health policymakers. Learn more about our focus areas.
See below for recent Programs, or learn more about Past Projects.
The Reforming States Group (RSG) is a bipartisan, voluntary group of state health policy leaders from both the executive and legislative branches who, with a small group of international colleagues, convene regularly to share information, develop professional networks, and work on solutions to pressing problems in health care—all while using the best available evidence and experience to improve population health. Read more
The Emerging Leaders Program seeks to develop practical, hands-on leadership skills to enhance health policy and management abilities and knowledge. Developed in 2015 by the Fund and its Reforming States Group, the program is designed to bring together individuals from the executive and legislative branches of state government to develop skills that will enhance their effectiveness as leaders in addressing the challenges of today’s complex health policy environment. Read more
The Milbank Memorial Fund is committed to improving the ability of state health policymakers to make informed decisions that improve the health of the populations they serve. Along with our partner, … Read more
The Multi-State Collaborative (MC) is a voluntary group of leaders who are representatives of state-based, multi-payer, primary care transformation initiatives. Read more
Good primary care is essential to improving population health. Yet, research shows that an underinvestment in primary care is one of several reasons why the US health care system yields poorer … Read more
In the last few years, the Fund has increased the scope of its programming in state policy and aging. Some of the increased interest comes from state leaders themselves, including participants in the Reforming States Group, who want to know how states can plan for and support aging population. Read more
Several states have adopted policies that focus on measuring and setting a growth rate target for total cost of care. By looking at the cost performance across all payers of the system as a whole or a … Read more
Learn about some of our past projects. Read more
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.