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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.
Reforming States Group Publication
May 28, 2019 | Emily Whelan Parento
Reforming States Group
Issue Brief (PDF)
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.
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.
Assessing the Effects of Primary Care Transformation: Emerging Themes and Practical Strategies to Strengthen the Evidence
March 30, 2016
The Ripple Effect: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Children and Families
March 7, 2019
How Community Health Centers Are Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
April 17, 2019
Making Sense of the System: How States Can Use Health Workforce Policies to Increase Access and Improve Quality of Care
December 2, 2003