The Fund supports networks of state health policy decision makers to help identify, inspire, and inform policy leaders.
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.
November 2023 Nathan Pauly, Lauren Sears, Amy Zhan, Kevin McAvey,
The Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs had developed a suite of analytic resources on health care cost and affordability data to provide states with direction on how to access, integrate, and analyze health care data resources. More
January 2023 January Angeles,
More and more states are building the infrastructure needed to gain transparency into statewide health care spending through cost growth target programs. Now, a new playbook explains how all states can move toward sustainable health care cost growth. More
Successfully implementing a health care cost growth target involves a substantial commitment from states. It requires significant stakeholder… More
A critical part of the target program is granular analysis of the health care system’s overall performance and the factors driving costs in the… More
Once the target is set, states need to measure the change in annual per capita health care expenditures against the target. This is done using… More
Effective stakeholder engagement and communications are critical to the cost growth target’s success. The factors driving health care cost growth… More
States interested in establishing targets need to engage in planning well in advance of program authorization to facilitate support among a wide array… More
Setting a target, in and of itself, is not sufficient to slow cost growth. States and their partnering stakeholders need to take individual or… More
The process of setting a target represents an opportunity to educate, engage with stakeholders, and develop buy-in among payers and providers whose… More
May 2022 Courtney Roman, Clare Luz, Carrie Graham, Nida Joseph, Kate McEvoy,
A new guide for state officials examines the challenges that direct care workers face — and the administrative, funding, policy, and regulatory levers that states can use to better support this critical workforce. More
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