We focus on a number of topic areas identified by state health policy leaders as important to population health.
Keep up with news and updates from the Milbank Memorial Fund. Get the latest from thought leaders, including Christopher F. Koller, president of the Fund.
We publish The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to population health.
The Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design.
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that publishes The Milbank Quarterly, commissions projects, and convenes state health policy decision makers on issues they identify as important to population health.
Issue Brief, Reforming States Group Publication
March 18, 2015
Resource file (PDF)
There is growing recognition among state policymakers that improving health outcomes is as much about addressing the social determinants of poor health as it is about providing high-quality medical care. Accountable care collaboratives, including Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) or other ACO-like models, offer prime opportunities for states to meld population health and payment and delivery system reforms. The paper was commissioned by the Milbank Memorial Fund-supported Reforming States Group, a bipartisan, voluntary group of state health policy leaders from both the executive and legislative branches who, with a small group of international colleagues, work on practical solutions to pressing problems in health care.
This issue brief, “Population Health in Medicaid Delivery System Reforms,” focuses on strategies that inform ACO design and governance structures, program components, metrics, and information-sharing mechanisms—and it includes some promising early examples of states working to embed population health strategies in Medicaid ACOs.
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that works to improve the health of populations by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best available evidence and experience.
States Tackling Health Care System Transformation with Federal Support
June 3, 2019
Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues
August 23, 2017
Coordinating Access to Services for Justice-Involved Populations
August 11, 2016