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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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August 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
Research suggests that policing operates as a social determinant of population health and contributes to racial and ethnic health disparities. In… More
June 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
In this Q&A, Roshanak Mehdipanah of the University of Michigan School of Public Health discusses her contribution to the issue, “Without Affordable, Accessible, and Adequate Housing, Health Has No Foundation.” She describes housing through the lenses of affordability, access, and adequacy, and argues that housing is a human right and determinant of health. More
June 2023 Emily Hawes, Jacob Rains, Candice Chen, Erin Fraher,
The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program is a model designed to align health workforce training with population health needs. More
May 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
In their contribution to The Milbank Quarterly centennial anniversary issue, Bianca Frogner, Davis G. Patterson, and Susan M. Skillman of the University of Washington School of Medicine discuss how the population health workforce, which spans clinical care, public health, and social services, has been defined. More
May 2023 Christine Haran,
In her contribution to The Milbank Quarterly centennial anniversary issue, Natasha V. Pilkauskas discusses what the evidence shows about the role of different types of income support policies in children’s health, highlighting considerations for policymakers—and the many unanswered research questions that remain. More
October 2022 Daniel Porreca, Niam Yaraghi,
This study found that in 2020, membership in CPC+ and a health information exchange platform together led to a 24.1% reduction in hospital admission rate and a 21.0% reduction in outpatient surgery. It also reduced the length of stay in hospitals by 32.7% and the readmission rate by 30.4%. More
February 2022 Kate McEvoy,
I am not a fan of football. There, I said it. This is a constant embarrassment for my wife, who is and tries gamely to feed me tidbits of information… 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
June 2021 Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein,
Moving 211 into the Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration has given Hoosiers a single point of entry to a wide range of services and supports. It has also offered state leaders a better understanding of the unmet needs of residents and enabled them to better coordinate between state agencies and community-based organizations. More
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