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.
What began in 1992 as a handful of states at the forefront of health reform is now the Reforming States Group (RSG), a bipartisan, voluntary group of state health policy leaders from both the executive and legislative branches who, with a small group of international colleagues, gather 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.
Every year, the Milbank Memorial Fund produces state health profiles to facilitate discussion and learning during fall RSG meetings. These snapshots highlight information from all 50 states, including state demographics, political landscape, health care spending amounts, types of insurance coverage, and general health status indicators. They are a good resource for anyone interested in a state’s overall health profile.
Led by a Steering Committee, the RSG’s work and activities include:
Mar 7, 2019
Opioid addiction is well recognized as a national crisis, but its impact on children and adolescents whose parents are addicted has received little attention. A new report published by the United Hospital Fund (UHF), with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, makes clear that the magnitude of the epidemic’s impact is much greater than realized. Even if the … Read more
Feb 28, 2019
This past fall, at meetings of the Reforming States Group (RSG), 101 state health policy leaders from 38 states gathered in Portland (Oregon), Charleston, and Louisville to share strategies for improving population health. Legislators and executive branch leaders, usually attending as a state delegation, updated one another on recent health policy accomplishments and challenges in their home … Read more
Dec 19, 2018
2018 was a major year for state leadership change. Nearly 82% of all state legislative seats were up for election and elections for governor were held in 36 states. During three Reforming States Group (RSG) meetings in November and December, attendees from 38 states discussed likely effects of the recent election on state and federal health policy—and the importance of leadership during … Read more
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