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.
April 2023 Maanasa Kona, Megan Houston, Emma Walsh-Alker, Yareli Torres Carrillo,
This case study of Detroit, Michigan, the fourth in a series, assesses the effectiveness of various policy initiatives to expand access to primary care in the region, particularly for underserved populations. More
April 2023 Dan Vizzini, Beth Church, Pam Curtis,
This report summarizes observations from interviews with members of the Colorado Multi-Payer Collaborative (MPC), state and federal collaborators, and health care practitioners who participated in primary care transformation initiatives undertaken by the MPC. More
April 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
This two-part virtual meeting on state cost growth target programs convened states participating in the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs to reflect on Phase I of the program and discuss Phase II, which will shift the emphasis from establishing cost growth target programs to reporting and policy action. More
March 2023 Robin L. Davison, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Alexandra D. Montague, Jaime S. King,
State health care market oversight programs, like Oregon’s, can serve as important complements to antitrust enforcement as these programs can review transactions of various sizes, examine the cumulative effects of small transactions on markets, and evaluate transactions across a much wider array of factors beyond just antitrust implications. More
February 2023 Kathleen Noonan,
In a new issue brief, Kathleen Noonan, CEO & President of Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, describes how the Camden Coalition, one of four New Jersey regional health hubs, has used the model to improve access to maternity care and behavioral health services and increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccines More
February 2023 Yalda Jabbarpour, Stephen Petterson, Anuradha Jetty, Hoon Byun,
The first national primary care scorecard, co-funded by the Milbank Memorial Fund and The Physicians Foundation, finds a chronic lack of adequate support for the implementation of high-quality primary care across the United States. More
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
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