The Fund supports several networks of state health policymakers 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 on topics important to state health policymakers, particularly on issues related to state leadership, primary care, aging, and health care costs.
Keep up with news and updates from the Milbank Memorial Fund. And read the latest blogs from our thought leaders, including Fund President Christopher F. Koller.
The Fund publishes The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to health policy leaders.
The Milbank Memorial Fund is is a nonpartisan foundation focused on improving the health of communities and entire populations.
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
May 2021 Christopher F. Koller, President,
Like one of those impressive but forlorn polar bears pacing back and forth on a shrinking ice floe, much of primary care practice seems trapped in a fee-for-service payment system that’s bobbing in the ever-expanding sea of our health care economy. More
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
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
February 2021 Christopher F. Koller, President,
Journalist, physician, and relentless advocate for civil rights and social justice, H. Jack Geiger pioneered the development of the nation’s community health centers, which now serve 1 in 13 people in the country. More
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
December 2020 Patrick M. Tigue,
State Medicaid agencies (SMAs) face an ever-evolving landscape characterized by increasing demands. To fulfill their traditional role as a… More
October 2020 Christopher F. Koller, President,
Yul Ejnes is worried. A primary care doctor in Providence, Rhode Island, he and his team have done all they could in the wake of COVID: shutting down… More
September 2020 Robert M. Hayes,
Patient engagement in the governance of health care organizations is important to the competent delivery of high-quality health care. More
August 2020 Christopher F. Koller, President,
The first sign that Millinocket, Maine, used to be something grand is the hulking shell of a paper mill a few miles east of town. It is the last one… More
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