Quarterly Topic

Health Equity

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  • Quarterly Article

    Potentially More Out of Reach: Public Reporting Exacerbates Inequities in Home Health Access

    March 2023 Shekinah A. Fashaw-Walters Momotazur Rahman Gilbert Gee Vincent Mor Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez Ceron Ford Kali S. Thomas

    Context: Literature suggests that public reporting of quality may have the unintended consequence of exacerbating disparities in access to… More

  • Quarterly Article

    A Conceptual Framework for Optimizing the Equity of Hospital-Based Emergency Care: The Structure of Hospital Transfer Networks

    March 2023 Charleen Hsuan Brendan G. Carr David Vanness Andrew Wang Douglas L. Leslie Eleanor Dunham Jeannette A. Rogowski

    Context: Emergency care includes two key components: initial stabilization and transfer to a higher level of care. Significant work has focused on… More

  • Quarterly Article

    In the December 2022 Issue of the Quarterly

    January 2023 Alan B. Cohen

    For 100 years, the Milbank Quarterly has been a respected presence among the leading scholarly journals in the fields of public health and health… More

  • Quarterly Article

    Toward a More Just System of Care in Molecular Pathology

    December 2022 Cullen M. Lilley Minerve Delille Kamran M. Mirza Megan Parilla

    Diagnostic molecular genetic testing and so-called personalized medicine are just now being integrated into the current American health care system. The way in which these tests are integrated can either exacerbate or reduce health disparities. More

  • Quarterly Article

    Assessment of Population-Level Disadvantage Indices to Inform Equitable Health Policy

    December 2022 Kamaria Kaalund Andrea Thoumi Nrupen A. Bhavsar Amy Labrador Rushina Cholera

    Context: There has been unprecedented uptake of disadvantage indices such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index… More

  • Quarterly Opinion

    Direct Democracy and Abortion Policy in the 2022 Midterm Elections: Wins and Caveats

    November 2022 Paula M. Lantz

    The 2022 primary and general midterm elections revealed both the power and limitations of direct democracy strategies for securing abortion and other reproductive rights at the state level. More

  • Quarterly Opinion

    An Alternative View on The Infrastructure Bill—Advancing Health Equity

    October 2022 Richard F. Callahan

    Callahan recommends leveraging the bottom-up, intergovernmental approach of the public health field to bring an equity lens to infrastructure projects and build the credibility of the public health field following the Covid-19 pandemic. More

  • Quarterly Article

    In the September 2022 Issue of the Quarterly

    October 2022 Alan B. Cohen

    In the June issue of the Quarterly, I recounted how the Milbank Memorial Fund, publisher of The Milbank Quarterly, confronted its role in the… More

  • Quarterly Opinion

    From Build Back Better to Inflation Reduction: Health Equity’s Disappearing Act

    August 2022 Sara Rosenbaum

    The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law by President Biden with great fanfare, promises major health policy gains: the largest-ever federal investment in climate reform; a three-year extension of enhanced premium subsidies that make Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace insurance more affordable to lower- and moderate-income Americans; and landmark Medicare prescription drug pricing reforms. More

  • Quarterly Article

    Jail Health Care in the Southeastern United States from Entry to Release

    May 2022 Jessica Carda-Auten Elena A. Dirosa Catherine Grodensky Kathryn M. Nowotny Lauren Brinkley-Rubenstein Debbie Travers Mersedes Brown Steve Bradley-Bull Colleen Blue David L. Rosen

    The scarce resources allotted to jail health care are likely resulting in treatment delays, limited access to care, lower-quality care, unnecessary use of emergency medical services and emergency departments, and limited services to support continuity of care upon release, according to this new study. More