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Continuously published since 1923, The Milbank Quarterly features peer-reviewed original research, policy review, and analysis from academics, clinicians, and policymakers.

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Alan B. Cohen


Christopher F. Koller

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Tara Strome

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The Latest from The Milbank Quarterly 

Centennial Issue: The Future of Population Health

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, The Milbank Quarterly has published a special issue of 36 articles by a diverse set of leading and emerging scholars. The issue covers:

  • The structural drivers of population health
  • State- and municipal-level policies and strategies to advance population health
  • Key issues in population health and health equity; population health’s major challenges
  • Public health systems and strategies
  • The role of the US health system

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  1. Early View Original Scholarship

    Prescription for Cash? Cash Support to Low-Income Families in Maternal and Pediatric Health Care Settings

    By:  Margaret McConnell Sumit Agarwal Erika Hanson Erin McCrady Margaret G. Parker Kira Bona

    This article discusses the interplay between health and economic vulnerability during pregnancy and childhood, how these overlapping challenges are addressed by current policies, and the rationale for cash transfers provided in health care settings. More

  2. Early View Perspective

    The Pitfalls of Ascribing Moral Agency to Corporations: Public Obligation and Political and Social Contexts in the Commercial Determinants of Health

    By:  Eduardo J. Gómez Nason Maani Sandro Galea

    Understanding the political and social conditions needed for government to establish corporate incentive structures designed to improve health. More

  3. Early View Original Scholarship

    Modeling State Firearm Law Adoption Using Temporal Network Models

    By:  Duncan A. Clark James Macinko Maurizio Porfiri

    Study results show that a set of internal state factors are important predictors of firearm law adoption, but the actions of neighboring states may be just as important. More

  4. Early View Perspective

    Transportation Justice and Health

    By:  Kellia J. Hansmann Na'amah Razon

    Transportation is one of these core social determinants and yet the understanding of transportation in health care has heavily focused on a limited view of transportation insecurity rather than adopting the more inclusive approach of transportation justice. More

  5. Early View Perspective

    The Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Physical and Mental Health—Results from the Atlanta Paycheck Plus Experiment

    By:  Peter Muennig Daniel W. Belsky Daniel Malinsky Kieu-Giang Nguyen Zohn Rosen Heidi L. Allen

    A new Milbank Quarterly study examines how an enhanced earned-income tax credit (EITC) affects mental and physical health. More

  6. Early View Original Scholarship

    Building High-Performing Primary Care Systems: After a Decade of Policy Change, Is Canada “Walking the Talk?”

    By:  Monica Aggarwal Brian Hutchison Reham Abdelhalim G. Ross Baker

    Context: Despite significant investments to transform primary care, Canada lags behind its peers in providing timely access to regular doctors or… More

  7. Early View Original Scholarship

    Caught Between a Well-Intentioned State and a Hostile Federal System: Local Implementation of Inclusive Immigrant Policies

    By:  Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young Sharon Tafolla Fabiola M. Perez-Lua

    The tensions among state immigrant policies, local immigration climates, and federal policy changes indicate that state immigrant policies are not implemented equally across state communities, resulting in challenges and limited benefits from policies for many immigrant communities. More

  8. Early View Original Scholarship

    Association Between Partisan Affiliation of State Governments and State Mortality Rates Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    By:  Steven H. Woolf Roy T. Sabo Derek A. Chapman Jong Hyung Lee

    Context: Increasing polarization of states reached a high point during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the party affiliation of elected officials often… More

  9. Early View Original Scholarship

    Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Flexibilities and Public Health: Implementation of Compulsory Licensing Provisions into National Patent Legislation

    By:  Lauren McGivern

    Although it will not fully solve patent barriers to the access of medicines, implementation of compulsory licensing (and specifically those for the import and export of pharmaceutical products) will provide governments with another tool to safeguard their population’s public health. More

  10. Early View Original Scholarship

    Improving Food and Drug Administration–Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Coordination for Drugs Granted Accelerated Approval

    By:  Peter J. Neumann Elliott Crummer James D. Chambers Sean R. Tunis

    Context: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s accelerated-approval pathway expedites patient access to promising treatments. However,… More

  11. Early View Original Scholarship

    Dual Barriers: Examining Digital Access and Travel Burdens to Hospital Maternity Care Access in the United States, 2020

    By:  Peiyin Hung Marion Granger Nansi Boghossian Jiani Yu Sayward Harrison Jihong Liu Berry A. Campbell Bo Cai Chen Liang Xiaoming Li

    Context: With the increases in nationwide hospital maternity unit closures, there is a greater need for telehealth services for the supervision,… More

  12. Early View Original Scholarship

    Community Health Center Staff Perspectives on Financial Payments for Social Care

    By:  Justin M. Lopez Holly Wing Sara L. Ackerman Danielle Hessler Laura M. Gottlieb

    Context: A growing crop of national policies has emerged to encourage health care delivery systems to ask about and try to address patients’ social… More

  13. Early View Original Scholarship

    Unrealized Cross-System Opportunities to Improve Employment and Employment-Related Services Among Autistic Individuals

    By:  Anne M. Roux Kaitlin K. Miller Sha Tao Jessica E. Rast Jonas Ventimiglia Paul T. Shattuck Lindsay L. Shea

    Context: Employment is a key social determinant of health. As such, high rates of unemployment, underemployment, and poverty across the rapidly… More

  14. Early View Original Scholarship

    The Role of Place in Person- and Family-Oriented Long-Term Services and Supports

    By:  Chanee D. Fabius Safiyyah M. Okoye Mingche M. J. Wu Andrew D. Jopson Linda C. Chyr Julia Burgdorf Jeromie Ballreich Danny Scerpella Jennifer L. Wolff

    A framework and analyses describing the variable relationships between LTSS-relevant environmental factors and person-reported care experiences. More

  15. Early View Perspective

    Moving Toward Inclusion: Access to Care Models for Uninsured Immigrant Children

    By:  Katelyn Girtain Sural Shah Ana C. Monterrey J. Raul Gutierrez Mark Kuczewski Julie M. Linton

    The United States is home to 44.9 million immigrants who contribute unique assets, economic stability, and rich lived experiences to communities… More

  16. Early View Perspective

    Advancing Dialogue About Consent and Molecular HIV Surveillance in the United States: Four Proposals Following a Federal Advisory Panel’s Call for Major Reforms

    By:  Stephen Molldrem Anthony K J Smith Alexander McClelland

    On October 17th, 2022, the US Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) adopted a nonbinding resolution about domestic molecular HIV… More

Current Issue

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  2. The Water Surrounding the Iceberg: Cultural Racism and Health Inequities

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  3. Evidence on Scaling in Health and Social Care: An Umbrella Review

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  4. The Role of Primary Care in Advancing Civic Engagement and Health Equity: A Conceptual Framework

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  5. The Profound Implications of the Meaning of Health for Health Care and Health Equity

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  6. In the June 2023 Issue of the Quarterly

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What Might a Second Trump Administration Mean for US Health Policy?

National and state polls are still early and close regarding the 2024 presidential race between likely nominees President Joe Biden and former…  More
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It is no longer novel to point out that housing has substantial impacts on health. Housing quality influences exposure to health harms like lead,…  More

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