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. The Fund also publishes Issue Briefs and Milbank-Supported 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.

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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…
  • 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.
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    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.
  • Milbank-Supported Report

    Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care: Considerations and Opportunities for Policymakers, Planners, and Providers

    March 15, 2017 | Elizabeth Tobin Tyler, JD, MA, Rachel L. Hulkower, JD, MSPH, and Jennifer W. Kaminski, PhD

    Much research on behavioral health integration (BHI) has focused on adults. But children are affected by mental disorders too. BHI can also help children. This report is intended for anyone interested in improving the welfare of children in the health care system.
  • Issue Brief

    Hospitals in the Post-ACA Era: Impacts and Responses

    February 23, 2017 | Gary Young, JD, PhD

    In the last few years, hospitals have had to respond to changes in the health care environment. Some of the challenges they’ve faced involve…
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    Letter to the New Administration

    December 15, 2016

    The Reforming States Group, one of the nation’s only bipartisan groups of state health policy leaders, has endorsed a Letter to the New Administration.
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    Coordinating Access to Services for Justice-Involved Populations

    August 11, 2016 | Christian Heiss, MPH, Stephen A. Somers, PhD, and Mark Larson, Center for Health Care Strategies

    State policymakers continue to look for ways to improve responses for people with behavioral health and substance abuse conditions. The challenges to…
  • Issue Brief

    Medicaid Coverage of Social Interventions: A Road Map for States

    July 25, 2016 | Deborah Bachrach, Jocelyn Guyer, Ariel Levin

    Faced with mounting evidence about the importance of social factors in determining health outcomes, state Medicaid officials are looking for ways to integrate services that address these factors into their coverage, payment, and delivery models.
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    How Can States Support an Aging Population? Actions Policymakers Can Take

    June 8, 2016 | Lindsay Goldman, Robert Wolf

    It is projected that by 2050, 83.7 million Americans will be over the age of 65, almost double the number who were that age in 2012. What can states do to support an aging population?