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The Milbank Memorial Fund supports two state leadership programs for legislative and executive branch state government officials committed to improving population health.
The Fund identifies and shares policy ideas and analysis to advance state health leadership, strong primary care, healthy aging, and sustainable health care costs.
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June 2022 R.L. Nave,
Health care access issues have long posed challenges for health officials in Mississippi, a rural state with the nation’s largest percentage of African Americans. More
March 2022 Kate McEvoy, Erin Westphal,
States need to find ways to improve their program capacity and management capabilities to make sure that these new resources transform systems of care and meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. Such improvements will also help states meet their own policy goals. More
March 2022 William K. Bleser, Katie M. Huber, Hannah L. Crook, Rebecca G. Whitaker, Jasmine Masand, James J. Zheng, Raman Nohria, Michelle J. Lyn, Robert S. Saunders,
Copublished with the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Policy Points As states consider expanding or creating health programs that… More
February 2022 Kevin H. Nguyen,
Comprising about 6% of the US population, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) people are one of the fastest growing populations in the nation.… More
February 2022 Sarah Reber, Cyrus Kosar,
Making vaccination convenient and free is critical, but effective strategies to address vaccine hesitancy in the long run will need to build trust in ways that are tailored to particular communities, especially among certain communities of color that have faced historical and ongoing racism in the medical system and beyond. More
February 2022 Christopher F. Koller,
“Heaven… I’m in heaven,
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak.
And I seem to find the happiness I seek,
When we’re out together dancing… More
February 2022 Kate McEvoy, Charles Milligan,
While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken some actions to promote a focus on quality, much more should be done to articulate federal policy and to inspire and incentivize improvement. More
September 2021 Christopher F. Koller,
Health policy can be an imprecise practice. Nowhere is that imprecision more prevalent than in the promiscuous use of the word “system” in health-policy-speak. More
September 2021 Madeleine Shea, Aaron Tripp,
The American Rescue Plan will help state officials address the needs of older adults, particularly through its temporary increase in the federal match for certain Medicaid home- and community-based services spending. More
September 2021 Chad Perman, Eli Adashi, Emily Gruber, Howard Haft,
With public health agency support, advanced primary care practices may produce better COVID-19 patient outcomes, according to this study of the Maryland Primary Care Program. More
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