Reforming States Group

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: