Publication Topic

COVID-19

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  • Primary Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Publication

    Primary Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 2021

    This e-book aims to put a spotlight on (1) the ways in which countries failed or succeeded in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, (2) how primary care innovated in response to the pandemic, (3) lessons learned that might inform approaches to confronting future catastrophes, and (4) the ways in which innovation has served as a tool for driving health equity. More

  • Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Homebound Older Adults

    Blog Post

    Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Homebound Older Adults

    April 2021 John Auerbach Megan Wolfe

    Mary Stevenson is worried. Her mother, Ann, is in her 90s, has dementia, is frail and has difficulties walking. Mary and a home health aide provide… More

  • Leveraging Trust in Primary Care to Promote Behavior Change During COVID-19

    Blog Post

    Leveraging Trust in Primary Care to Promote Behavior Change During COVID-19

    March 2021 Jackson Griggs

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, population-level health behavior modification has been the key to curbing viral transmission. But behavior change is… More

  • Developing Sustainable Community Health Worker Career Paths

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    Developing Sustainable Community Health Worker Career Paths

    March 2021 Olenga Anabui Tamala Carter Matthew Phillippi Dominique G. Ruggieri Shreya Kangovi

    Scaling up the role of community health workers (CHWs), which is essential for the future of U.S. public health, economic recovery, and social justice, requires significant workforce development to address the lack of a CHW career pipeline and high rates of turnover. Yet, little evidence exists to guide this work. More

  • The Role of Paid Leave During COVID-19: What Has Been the Impact and How Do We Move Forward?

    Blog Post

    The Role of Paid Leave During COVID-19: What Has Been the Impact and How Do We Move Forward?

    February 2021 Marilyn Cabrera Adam Lustig

    During the spring of 2020, Americans were urged to work from home, wear masks, practice social distancing, and take other precautions against the… More

  • A City Maintains H. Jack Geiger’s Commitment to Community

    Blog Post

    A City Maintains H. Jack Geiger’s Commitment to Community

    February 2021 Michael Fine

    H. Jack Geiger’s ability to recognize communities as central to health, and to strengthen communities so they could nurture all of us, lives on in Central Falls, Rhode Island, and in thousands of communities across the nation and the world. More

  • Blog Post

    COVID-19’s Impact and Implications for Health Care Cost Growth Target Programs

    February 2021 Megan Burns Michael Bailit

    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, national health expenditures were projected to continue growing faster than the economy. In response to this… More

  • A Pandemic Plan Must Include Primary Care Support

    News Article

    A Pandemic Plan Must Include Primary Care Support

    January 2021

    In a December 28, 2020, Boston Globe Opinion Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller wrote that by investing in the nation’s primary care system, the incoming Biden administration can help control the pandemic — and improve health outcomes and reduce disparities in the process. More

  • A Federalism Reset

    Blog Post

    A Federalism Reset

    December 2020 Christopher F. Koller, President

    “We felt abandoned.” It was March of 2020. The scope of the COVID-19 pandemic was becoming clear and state officials were scrambling. For… More

  • Why Primary Care Can Make COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution More Successful

    Blog Post

    Why Primary Care Can Make COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution More Successful

    December 2020 Rebecca Weintraub, MD Christopher F. Koller, President Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH

    If it weren’t for the annual reminder from our primary care offices, how many of us would get our flu shots? In a new Milbank blog post, Ariadne Labs’ Rebecca Weintraub and Asaf Bitton and the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Christopher F. Koller say that these nudges — and the trust we have in our primary care clinicians — should inform how federal, state, and local governments plan for an effective distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. More