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March 2024 Mary Louise Gilburg,
In a Milbank Quarterly webinar on Tuesday, March 12 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET, researchers will discuss frameworks for understanding the ways that industry shapes public policy, and how to develop regulatory environments that incentivize or constrain the commercial sector as needed to advance population health. More
February 2024 Alexandra Duncan, Vikki Wachino, Greg Williams, Ashley DeGarmo,
Substance use–related deaths among individuals in jail and prison have increased over time and people recently released from incarceration are at… More
January 2024 Christopher F. Koller,
Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller shares insights from state health policy leaders on leading responses to poor health in a complex and demanding environment. More
November 2023 Christopher F. Koller,
A new U.S. Department of Human Services (HHS) issue brief on primary care is a helpful step towards a comprehensive commitment to addressing these problems that catalogs the Biden Administration’s efforts to strengthen primary care. More
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
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