The Fund supports networks of state health policy decision makers to help identify, inspire, and inform policy leaders.
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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The Fund publishes The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to health policy leaders.
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November 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
Large shares of people with health insurance say that they cannot afford needed health care, according to a new affordability report from the… More
November 2023 Maanasa Kona, Jalisa Clark, Emma Walsh-Alker,
In a series of five case studies (Grant County, New Mexico; Baltimore City, Maryland; Columbia County, Arkansas; Detroit, Michigan; and Kanawha County, West Virginia), we investigated the impact of policy initiatives that target primary care access at a local level. More
November 2023 Lois Uttley,
In New York, a new law requires that the state incorporate a health equity analysis into its review of proposed health facility changes, especially… More
September 2023 Katie M. Huber, William K. Bleser, Rebecca G. Whitaker, Karina Vasudeva, Jessye Halvorson, Amanda Van Vleet, Michelle J. Lyn, Robert S. Saunders,
The Healthy Opportunities Pilots is the first comprehensive program in the United States to test the impact of providing select evidence-based, nonmedical
services related to housing, food,
transportation, and interpersonal safety and toxic stress to address
social needs of eligible Medicaid enrollees. More
September 2023 Morgan McDonald,
Representation can make the difference between life or death. Just as “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” was foundational to the… More
August 2023 Faith Mitchell, Kimá Joy Taylor,
Maternal mortality in the United States is more than three times the rate in most other high-income countries–and it is worsening. The rate more… More
July 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
In this Q&A, Jamila Michener, PhD, of Cornell University and Tiffany Ford, MPH, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Chicago discuss their contribution to The Milbank Quarterly’s centennial issue. More
June 2023 Maanasa Kona, Jalisa Clark, Emma Walsh-Alker, Megan Houston,
This case study of Kanawha County, West Virginia, the fifth in a series, assesses the effectiveness of various policy initiatives to expand access to primary care in the region, particularly for underserved populations. More
June 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
In this Q&A with Ninez Ponce, PhD, MPP, of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Policy Research, and Paris “AJ” Adkins-Jackson, PhD, MPH, of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, we discuss their contribution to the issue, “Making Communities More Visible: Equity-Centered Data to Achieve Health Equity,” coauthored with Riti Shimkhada, PhD, MPH, of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. More
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
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