Publications and Resources

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), and Milbank-Supported Reports, reports published with partner organizations.

  • Report

    Views from the Heartland: Prospects for Bipartisanship in Health Reform

    April 26, 2018 | David K. Jones

    Last year’s “repeal and replace” fight in Congress underscored how deep—and deeply confusing—disagreements over health care policy can be. Author David K. Jones traveled to Colorado and Kansas to find out what Republican and Democrat legislators were concerned about now when it comes to health reform. What does the bipartisan conversation look like in these states?
  • Milbank-Supported Report

    Creating An Age-Friendly Public Health System: Challenges, Opportunities, and Next Steps

    March 30, 2018 | Amanda J. Lehning, Anne De Biasi

    This report summarizes an October 2017 meeting held by Trust for America’s Health, with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, during which national, state, and local public health officials came together with aging experts, service providers and others to discuss how public health could contribute to an age-friendly society and improve the health and well-being of older Americans. The convening resulted in a Framework for an Age-Friendly Public Health System, which is described in the report.
  • Issue Brief

    All for One and One for All: Developing Coordinated State Opioid Strategies

    February 22, 2018 | Noam N. Levey

    The opioid epidemic has spawned numerous state efforts to develop strategies to combat the crisis. While each strategy on its own may be worthwhile, effectively coordinating these efforts will likely prove to be the key to reducing the number of families and communities damaged by opioid abuse. Summarizing the critical experience of senior officials working on the crisis, this issue brief identifies the key ingredients in a coordinated state opioid strategy.
  • Milbank-Supported Report

    Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States

    December 7, 2017 | Stephanie Anthony, Arielle Traub, Sarah Lewis, and Cindy Mann, Mannatt Health; Alexandra Kruse, Michelle Herman Soper, and Stephen A. Somers, PhD, Center for Health Care Strategies

    Low-income adults who need and use long-term services and supports are among the most complex, expensive, and fast-growing populations covered by Medicaid. One of the greatest challenges state officials face is how to organize and pay for these services. This toolkit, written by Manatt Health and the Center for Health Care Strategies with support from the SCAN Foundation and the Milbank Memorial Fund, addresses these challenges.
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    State Population Health Strategies that Make a Difference

    October 12, 2017 | David K. Jones, PhD, and Christopher J. Louis, PhD

    We know that state health policy can play an important role in improving population health. But where have there been objective improvements in the health of residents? How were those improvements achieved and what are the lessons?
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    Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues

    August 23, 2017 | the Center for Connected Health Policy

    Many state health policy leaders are interested in telehealth as a way of expanding patient access to care, especially in rural areas. This report looks at ways to expand and clarify telehealth reimbursement policies, especially as they relate to private payers.
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    Standardizing the Measurement of Commercial Health Plan Primary Care Spending

    July 25, 2017 | Michael H. Bailit, Mark W. Friedberg, and Margaret L. Houy

    Primary care is often acknowledged as the foundation of any high-performing health care delivery system. But how much of our health dollars go to supporting it?
  • Milbank-Supported Report

    The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Publishes New Evidence Report

    July 10, 2017

    The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative has released a new evidence report, “The Impact of Primary Care Practice Transformation on Cost, Quality, and Utilization,” that links the patient-centered medical home and other forms of advanced primary care with improved outcomes in many studies. The report, published with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund for the fourth time, highlights findings from 45 newly released peer-reviewed reports and additional government and state evaluations.
  • Issue Brief

    Lessons from State-Based Exchanges for Future Health Reform Initiatives

    April 20, 2017 | W. David Helms, PhD

    In 2016, the original directors of the state-based insurance exchanges came together to reflect on their experiences implementing this option under the Affordable Care Act. This issue brief summarizes their collective lessons, using the state health capacities framework developed in a report published earlier this month on “State Policy Capacity and Leadership for Health Reform.” How leaders make decisions and implement new health polices is especially timely given the continuing debate about changes to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Report

    State Policy Capacity and Leadership for Health Reform

    April 10, 2017 | Pierre-Gerlier Forest, W. David Helms

    What does it take in terms of staff, leadership, and resources to plan and implement new policies? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have been the largest complex piece of social policy legislation passed by Congress since Medicaid and Medicare—and it won’t be the last. This report examines state health policy capacity and leadership—and is especially important given the continuing debate about changes to the ACA and improving health care delivery in the United States.