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.
We focus on a number of topic areas identified by state health policy leaders as 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.
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We publish The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to population health.
A multidisciplinary journal of population health and health policy
Alan B. Cohen
Christopher F. Koller
2-year Impact Factor: 6.0
Journal Citation Reports® 2017 Rankings: 2/79 (Health Policy & Services); 2/94 (Health Care Sciences & Services)
5-year Impact Factor: 7.194
The right to good, effective, and ethical health care for all Americans, be it in the form of Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, or the end stage renal disease program, needs to be appropriately nurtured, measured, evaluated, and funded rather than toyed with like a football in misguided games of political sabotage and free market capitalism. That is what the American people are entitled to, no more, but certainly no less. Read more
Our op-ed section features some of the best minds currently working to improve the public’s health.
Erin Hobin, Bryan Bollinger, Jocelyn Sacco, Eli Liebman, Lana Vanderlee, Fei Zuo, Laura Rosella, Mary L'Abbé, Heather Manson, David Hammond
Does nutrition labelling on the grocery store shelf help consumers make healthier food choices? Researchers looked at aggregated supermarket transaction data in three supermarket chains in Ontario and conducted exit interviews with shoppers from both intervention and control supermarkets to assess shoppers’ attitudes toward labelling. They found shoppers made small but significant shifts toward purchasing food with higher nutritional ratings, including foods with slightly less trans fat and sugar and more fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Read more
Jay G. Ronquillo, Diana M. Zuckerman
Medical software has become an increasingly critical component of health care, yet the regulatory landscape for digital health is inconsistent and controversial. Researchers used FDA databases to identify all medical devices that were recalled from 2011 through 2015 primarily because of software defects. They have found that software problems in medical devices are not rare and have the potential to negatively influence medical care Read more
Olivier J. Wouters, Panos G. Kanavos, Martin McKee
Grace Anglin, Ha Tu, Kristie Liao, Laura Sessums, Erin Fries Taylor
Constance A. Nathanson, Henri Bergeron