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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 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
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
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
May 2022 Maanasa Kona, Jalisa Clark, Megan Houston, Emma Walsh-Alker,
This case study of rural Grant County, New Mexico is the first 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 2021 Erin Taylor, Michael Bailit, Megan Burns, Justine Zayhowski,
A new Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs case study from Bailit Health explores how Rhode Island set and implemented its cost growth target, or an expected rate of annual per capita growth of total health care spending. More
August 2020 Renée Markus Hodin, JD, Madison Tallant,
A new case study published with Community Catalyst looks at how Oregon is supporting consumer engagement in Medicaid through its community advisory councils. More
April 2019 Robert M. Hayes, Joseph Squitieri,
Last month, the Milbank Memorial Fund and the United Hospital Fund released a report, The Ripple Effect: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Children and Families, which made clear that the magnitude of the epidemic’s impact is much greater than realized. This case study, a companion to the report, explores how community health centers are addressing the opioid epidemic. More
September 2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars, edited by Robert A. Hiatt,
These case studies use six diverse examples of science to policy translation generated by Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars in the HSS program from 2003 to 2016. Because the HSS program was discontinued in 2017, the Milbank Memorial Fund published these case studies in the hope that many audiences, including students, would use them to learn about the connection between research, decision making, and policy. More
In Chicago, they are preventing lead poisoning in young children. In Chatham County, Georgia, they are building a continuity of care system for jail inmates, and in Washington State, they are using multiple data sets to coordinate care for dual eligibles.
Meet the winners of the inaugural Milbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth State and Local Innovation Prize. More
Milbank-Supported Report Case Study
November 2013 Nicole Perelman, Suzanne Delbanco, Alé Vargas-Johnson,
This case study by Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund shares the story of South Carolina’s Birth Outcomes… More
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