Publications

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.

  • Report

    In Support of Family Caregivers: A Snapshot of Five States

    June 19, 2019 | Jennifer Aufill, Julia Burgdorf, Jennifer Wolff

    In a new report cosponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Milbank Memorial Fund, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers highlight five states—Washington, Hawaii, Maine, Minnesota, and Tennessee— that have advanced policies and programs in support of family caregivers.
  • Reforming States Group Publication

    Supporting Rural Health: Practical Solutions for State Policymakers

    May 28, 2019 | Emily Whelan Parento

    Many health care challenges are exacerbated in rural areas, such as limited access to services, provider shortages, and the prevalence of avoidable…
  • Reforming States Group Publication

    The Ripple Effect: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Children and Families

    March 7, 2019 | Suzanne C. Brundage, Carol Levine

    Opioid addiction is well recognized as a national crisis, but its impact on children and adolescents whose parents are addicted has received little attention. This report, published by the United Hospital Fund (UHF), with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, makes clear that the magnitude of the epidemic’s impact is much greater than realized.
  • Reforming States Group Publication

    Behavioral Health Integration and Workforce Development

    May 23, 2018 | Rachel Block

    Providers, payers, and state policymakers are moving to implement behavioral health integration (BHI) models as evidence of their effectiveness builds. But many states face an obstacle—the lack of a health care workforce that has the legal authority, training, and skills necessary to practice in these new models. How can states accelerate the development of a BHI workforce?
  • Report

    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.
  • 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.
  • Report

    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.
  • Issue Brief

    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.
  • Report

    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?