The Fund supports networks of state health policy decision makers to help identify, inspire, and inform policy leaders.
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 to advance state health leadership, strong primary care, healthy aging, and sustainable 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 foundation that works to improve population health and health equity.
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.
January 2023 Maanasa Kona, Megan Houston, Jalisa Clark, Emma Walsh-Alker,
This case study of Columbia County, Arkansas, is the third in a series of case studies designed
to assess the effectiveness of various policy initiatives to expand access to primary care in a region, particularly for underserved populations. More
January 2023 January Angeles,
More and more states are building the infrastructure needed to gain transparency into statewide health care spending through cost growth target programs. Now, a new playbook explains how all states can move toward sustainable health care cost growth. More
November 2022 Robert L. Phillips Jr., Christopher F. Koller, Alice Hm Chen,
A call for congressional support to establish an Office of Primary Care at the federal level to coordinate existing primary care services and provide oversight to initiatives focused on workforce training, behavioral health integration, clinical comprehensiveness, and payment. More
October 2022 Debra Lipson, Cara Orfield, Rachel Machta, Olivia Kenney, Kelsey Ruane, Marian Wrobel, and Sule Gerovich, Mathematics,
See the The Massachusetts Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark and Accountability Mechanisms landing page to review all related… More
October 2022 Debra Lipson, Cara Orfield, Rachel Machta, Olivia Kenney, Kelsey Ruane, Marian Wrobel, and Sule Gerovich, Mathematica ,
Supported by the Peterson Center on Healthcare and Gates Ventures, this study (1) examined the influence of the benchmark and the HPC’s accountability mechanisms on the motivation and actions by state agencies, payers, and providers to control health care cost growth, and (2) identified lessons and considerations about the design and use of accountability tools for other states implementing similar initiatives. More
October 2022 Robert Murray,
The use of structural features that protect the independence of regulatory agencies, coupled with development of fully transparent pricing systems that are not overly complex, can help prevent or reduce the incidence of regulatory capture and failure. More
October 2022 Daniel Porreca, Niam Yaraghi,
This study found that in 2020, membership in CPC+ and a health information exchange platform together led to a 24.1% reduction in hospital admission rate and a 21.0% reduction in outpatient surgery. It also reduced the length of stay in hospitals by 32.7% and the readmission rate by 30.4%. More
The rising cost of health care is burdening household, employer, and state budgets. For states, growing health care spending makes it harder to… More
August 2022 Maanasa Kona, Jalisa Clark, Megan Houston, Emma Walsh-Alker,
This case study of Baltimore City, Maryland, is the second in a series of case studies designed to assess the effectiveness of various policy initiatives to expand access to primary care in a region, particularly for underserved populations. More
August 2022 Nicolette E. Wise, Karly Campbell,
Engaging health care providers, community-based organizations, and other state agency partners to address Medicaid members’ nonmedical risk factors is essential to delivering on TennCare’s mission of providing high-quality and cost-effective care. More
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