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The Milbank Memorial Fund supports two state leadership programs for legislative and executive branch state government officials committed to improving population health.
The Fund identifies and shares policy ideas and analysis on topics important to state health policymakers, particularly on issues related to state leadership, primary care, aging, and health care costs.
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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 is a nonpartisan foundation focused on improving the health of communities and entire populations.
The Milbank Memorial Fund has published The Milbank Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health policy since 1923. It has commissioned and published reports since early in the last century and, beginning in the early 1990s, published a series called Milbank Reports. From 1999 to 2013, the Fund co-published with the University of California Press a series of books titled California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public. The Fund currently publishes reports, issue briefs (shorter papers), case studies, and Milbank-supported reports, reports published with partner organizations.
October 2021 Caroline M. Au-Yeung, Lynn A. Blewett, Tyler Winkelman,
Policy Points Policymakers should make permanent important policy changes put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic that have improved access to… More
September 2021 Madeleine Shea, Aaron Tripp,
The American Rescue Plan will help state officials address the needs of older adults, particularly through its temporary increase in the federal match for certain Medicaid home- and community-based services spending. More
September 2021 Katherine L. Gudiksen, Alexandra D. Montague, Jaime S. King,
This brief explains how the provisions are used in practice to stifle competition, describes the variation in state laws, and offers best practices to state policymakers seeking to address provider market power. More
September 2021 Chad Perman, Eli Adashi, Emily Gruber, Howard Haft,
With public health agency support, advanced primary care practices may produce better COVID-19 patient outcomes, according to this study of the Maryland Primary Care Program. More
August 2021 Alexandra D. Montague, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Jaime S. King,
This brief, the second in a series on health care consolidation, examines the variation in state merger review practices across the country and identify the key elements of a comprehensive state merger review framework. More
June 2021 Aasta Thielke, Pam Curtis, Valerie King,
This work was funded through the Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED). The MED project is a collaboration of state agencies. MED produces… More
June 2021 Jennifer Sayles, MD, MPH, Deepti Kanneganti, Michael Bailit,
States with health care cost growth targets (or benchmarks) need to perform analyses on data collected from payers and providers to identify factors driving health care spending levels and health care spending growth. This report presents an analytic framework for analyses that monitor impact of the target, as well as a series of 11 recommended standard reports. More
June 2021 Katherine L. Gudiksen, Alexandra D. Montague, Jaime S. King,
In the first of a series of three Milbank issue briefs, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Alexandra D. Montague, and Jaime S. King of The Source for Healthcare Price and Competition describe actions taken by federal and state policymakers to address the consequences of health care provider concentration through increased price transparency, improved merger review, oversight of anticompetitive conduct, and increased competition through a public option. More
May 2021 Greg Howe, Anne Smithey, Rob Houston,
This brief by the Center for Health Care Strategies’ Greg Howe, Anne Smithey, and Rob Houston examines state Medicaid agencies’ decision-making around participating in federal multipayer primary care models. More
This e-book aims to put a spotlight on (1) the ways in which countries failed or succeeded in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, (2) how primary care innovated in response to the pandemic, (3) lessons learned that might inform approaches to confronting future catastrophes, and (4) the ways in which innovation has served as a tool for driving health equity. More
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