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The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that aims to improve population health by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best available evidence and experience. It does this work by:
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.
Our opinion page features commentary from some of the best minds currently working to improve the public’s health on issues related to population health and health policy.
November 2020 Sherry Glied,
Many advocates hope that addressing the quality of housing, or similar social needs, can help us escape from the quagmire of ever-increasing US health… More
November 2020 Sandro Galea,
This was supposed to be an election about health. For the first three years of his presidency, Donald Trump presided over what appeared to be a robust… More
October 2020 Sandro Galea,
It is not difficult to feel, these days, that we are living in revolutionary times that demand a re-ordering of the status quo and a re-thinking of… More
October 2020 Heidi L. Allen,
Medicaid has had two transformational moments since it was created by Title XIX of the Social Security Amendments in 1965. The Children’s Health… More
October 2020 Sara Rosenbaum,
It goes without saying that United States Supreme Court Justices are transcendently skilled lawyers. Indeed, there is no higher recognition of legal… More
October 2020 Joshua M. Sharfstein,
In my basement office, visible over my shoulder in my daily video calls, is a framed print of the famous World War I poster entitled, “The health of… More
October 2020 Harold A. Pollack, Riyaa K. Randhawa,
Thus far, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken more than 200,000 lives in the United States. In this frightening time, Americans understandably are focused… More
September 2020 Lawrence O. Gostin,
A novel, unidentified virus in Wuhan, China, ignited a historic global pandemic within months. Nature and human behavior combined to produce a global… More
September 2020 Richard M. Scheffler, Taylor L. Wang,
There is little doubt that the cost of health care and universal coverage will be a major topic discussed at the upcoming presidential debates. A key… More
September 2020 Seth A. Berkowitz, Shreya Kangovi,
Americans are dying at startling rates, not only from COVID-19 but also its reverberating socioeconomic effects: massive unemployment, food… More
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