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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.
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.
May 28, 2019
Reforming States Group Primary Care Investment & Transformation Rural Health
Emily Whelan Parento
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Many health care challenges are exacerbated in rural areas, such as limited access to services, provider shortages, and the prevalence of avoidable deaths from chronic disease and substance use disorders. These trends are significant enough to affect overall health status measures for the nation, while deeply affecting these communities.
This issue brief summarizes information presented at three Milbank Memorial Fund-supported regional meetings of federal and state health officials and health services researchers working on rural health issues. Several key themes emerged from these discussions:
The case studies summarized in this issue brief shed light on successful models for each of these key themes, with the intent of shaping state health policy across the country.
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