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.
By 2050, the population aged 65 and over is projected to be 83.7 million, almost double the number it was in 2012. The needs of this aging population will have far-ranging implications for families, health care providers, and public programs. As the landscape of elder care continues to evolve, states need to develop the policies and programs needed to navigate the challenges of complex care management needs.
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.
The Fund has targeted two topic areas, identified by state policymakers, as important to them:
Jul 11, 2018
State Medicaid agencies have been attempting—with increasing success—to encourage more long-term services and supports in home and community settings. But how do they know what they’re paying for and if the costs are appropriate for the quality their Medicaid beneficiaries are receiving? Bundled payments, a package of health care services paid for as a set, is an alternative home- and … Read more
Jun 27, 2018
While families want to provide care for their loved ones, especially those who are elderly or disabled, they often need some kind of medical, social, and/or economic support. The need for assistance, however, can surpass resources—and most states are not yet prepared, either fiscally or programmatically, to provide policies that support families. The Milbank Memorial Fund has teamed up … Read more
Mar 29, 2018
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 … Read more
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