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The Fund identifies and shares policy ideas and analysis on topics important to state health policymakers, particularly on issues related to state leadership, primary care, aging, and total costs of care.
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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 an endowed operating foundation that publishes The Milbank Quarterly, commissions projects, and convenes state health policy decision makers on issues they identify as important to population health.
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.
November 2019 MaryBeth Musumeci, Priya Chidambaram, Kendal Orgera, Kaiser Family Foundation,
A report copublished by the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at state options for accessing federal Medicaid funds for certain inpatient services provided by “institutions for mental disease” or IMDs. More
June 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. More
March 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. More
September 2018 Erin C. Fuse Brown,
How are states responding to the growing trend of hospital system mergers? Some states have responded by issuing certificates of public advantage (COPAs), a legal mechanism through which they can approve mergers that reduce or eliminate competition in return for commitments to make public benefit investments and control health care cost growth. In effect, a COPA creates a state-monitored monopoly—or a public utility model of health care delivery. This report describes the experience of Tennessee and Virginia. More
July 2018 Andrea D. Bennett, Pam Curtis, and Curtis S. Harrod,
As the US population ages, the demand for long-term care options has grown. Special focus has been on Medicaid programs, which pay for most long-term… More
April 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? More
October 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? More
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. More
July 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? More
April 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. More
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