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May 2023 Christopher F. Koller,
“What else don’t we know about?” So asked several Milbank Memorial Fund Directors in April 2021 as they grappled with the knowledge that the… More
May 2023 Diane Rittenhouse, Janice Genevro, Kathryn Phillips, Rishi Manchanda,
When adequately supported and designed, high-quality primary care is a common good that provides better population health and more equitable outcomes,… More
Creating distractions is a time-tested political strategy to divert people’s attention from what you don’t want them to see. In the Rhode… More
April 2023 Maanasa Kona, Megan Houston, Emma Walsh-Alker, Yareli Torres Carrillo,
This case study of Detroit, Michigan, the fourth in a series, assesses the effectiveness of various policy initiatives to expand access to primary care in the region, particularly for underserved populations. More
January 2023 Katti Gray,
In a Q&A with health journalist Katti Gray, Dr. Derek Griffith and Dr. Andrew Anderson discussed their research and proposed remedies to improve trust in health systems. More
January 2023 Jodyn Platt, Lauren A. Taylor,
This review of health services and health policy articles on trust from the past 50 years examined how trust is defined and measured. The authors found murkiness around terms and limited methods in the existing literature. More
January 2023 Maanasa Kona, Megan Houston, Jalisa Clark, Emma Walsh-Alker,
This case study of Columbia County, Arkansas, is the third in a series of case studies designed to assess the effectiveness of various policy initiatives to expand access to primary care in a region, particularly for underserved populations. More
September 2022 Nicholas K. Garcia,
Susan Kansagra, MD, North Carolina’s State Health Officer and Director of the North Carolina Division of Public Health, spoke with the Milbank Memorial Fund about North Carolina’s coordinated monkeypox public health response and her advice for state officials. More
August 2022 Maanasa Kona, Jalisa Clark, Megan Houston, Emma Walsh-Alker,
This case study of Baltimore City, Maryland, is the second in a series of case studies designed to assess the effectiveness of various policy initiatives to expand access to primary care in a region, particularly for underserved populations. More
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
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