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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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August 2022 Nicolette E. Wise, Karly Campbell,
Engaging health care providers, community-based organizations, and other state agency partners to address Medicaid members’ nonmedical risk factors is essential to delivering on TennCare’s mission of providing high-quality and cost-effective care. More
Millions of Americans have unmet social needs that can affect their physical and mental health. More
May 2022 Frank J. Thompson, Joel C. Cantor, Margaret Koller, Natassia M. Rozario,
Concern with the social drivers of health — housing, education, income, healthy food access, criminal justice, and more — mushroomed over the last… More
April 2022 Malya Levin, Joy Solomon, Esther M. Friedman, Jirka Taylor,
The elder shelter model, pioneered by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale and now replicated in more than a dozen communities nationwide, addresses a critical gap in services for older adults experiencing abuse. More
September 2021 Alessa Erawan,
A Children’s Health and Wellness Fund is an approach to collecting and administering funding from different sources that states can use to support social determinants of health (SDOH) initiatives for children and families. 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
February 2021 Christopher F. Koller,
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
February 2021 Hannah L. Crook, James Zheng, William K. Bleser, Rebecca G. Whitaker, Jasmine Masand, Robert S. Saunders,
This issue brief summarizes the current landscape of payment reform initiatives addressing SDoH, drawing on results from a systematic review of peer-reviewed and gray literature supplemented with scans of state health policies and proposed payment reform models. More
November 2020 Ann Monroe,
For both government and philanthropy, strategies for broadening the responsibility for improving social determinants fall into three categories: leadership, investment and accountability. More
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