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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:
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Early View Perspective
By: Laura M. Gottlieb, Danielle Hessler, Holly Wing, Alejandra Gonzalez-Rocha, Yuri Cartier, Caroline Fichtenberg,
Over the last decade, health care sector activities related to identifying and addressing patients’ social drivers of health have graduated from… More
Early View Original Scholarship
By: Michal Shimonovich, Mhairi Campbell, Rachel M. Thomson, Philip Broadbent, Valerie Wells, Daniel Kopasker, Gerry McCartney, Hilary Thomson, Anna Pearce, S. Vittal Katikireddi,
Context: Whether income inequality has a direct effect on health or is only associated because of the effect of individual income has long been… More
By: Ted Cho, Vrushab Gowda, Henning Schulzrinne, Brian J. Miller,
Virtually all modern medical devices now include embedded software, ranging from basic user interfaces and network connectivity to sophisticated… More
By: Timothy W. Levengood, Rena M. Conti, Sean Cahill, Megan B. Cole,
Our scoping review provides a roadmap of the questions being asked about the 340B program and an initial synthesis of the answers. More
By: David A. Kindig, Yasmin Mohd Ariffin, Hannah Olson-Williams,
This study finds that every percent of evangelicals in a county is associated with 4.01 more premature deaths per 100,000 population and 0.13% fair/poor health. More
By: Caleb Dresser, Zachary Johns, Avery Palardy, Sarah McKinnon, Suellen Breakey, Ana M. Viamonte Ros, Patrice K Nicholas,
An exploration of opportunities to move the US health care system toward climate readiness through institutional motivators, efforts to address barriers to action, and broad-based engagement of the health care workforce. More
By: Katie Hannon Michel , Maya Hazarika Watts , Jessica Breslin, Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler,
The law is widely recognized as a structural driver of health.1 The law affects health not only through its substance and design but also through… More
By: Holly Chung, Katherine Cullerton, Jennifer Lacy-Nichols,
A comparison of lobbing spending and spending trends among four industries that affect public health. More
By: Seth A. Berkowitz,
This article argues that social democracy requires political contestation but has greater potential than multisector collaboration to improve population health and health equity. More
By: Emilie Francis-Auton, Janet C. Long, Mitchell Sarkies, Natalie Roberts, Johanna Westbrook, Jean-Frederic Levesque, Diana E. Watson, Rebecca Hardwick, Peter Hibbert, Chiara Pomare, Jeffrey Braithwaite,
This study identifies four system “enablers” that can help guide large-scale transformation in health care systems. More
By: Peter Saltonstall, Heidi Ross, Paul T. Kim,
Forty years ago, Congress enacted the Orphan Drug Act of 1983 (ODA), one of the most important and successful US laws to stimulate global life… More
By: Yuna S. H. Lee, Rachel Grob, Ingrid Nembhard, Dale Shaller, Mark Schlesinger,
A valid and reliable method for eliciting creative ideas from patients can be deployed as part of routine patient experience surveys that include closed-ended survey items and open-ended narrative items in which patients share their experiences in their own words. More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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