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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

    A Hexagonal Aim as a Driver of Change for Health Care and Health Insurance Systems

    By:  Pierre-Henri Bréchat Angela Fagerlin Anthony Ariotti Alexis Pearl Lee Smitha Warrier Nancy Gregovich Pascal Briot Rajendu Srivastava


  2. Early View Original Scholarship

    The Impact of Medicaid Institutions for Mental Disease Exclusion Waivers on the Availability of Substance Abuse Treatment Services and the Varying Effect by Ownership Type

    By:  Yimin Ge John A. Romley Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

    Context: Access to integrated care for those with co-occurring mental health (MH) and substance use disorders (SUDs) has been limited because of an… More

  3. Early View Original Scholarship

    Paid Leave Mandates and Care for Older Parents

    By:  Kanika Arora Douglas A. Wolf

    This study finds that offering paid sick leave and paid family leave, when combined with job protection, could support potential family caregivers. More

  4. Early View Original Scholarship

    The Spectrum of State Approaches to Medicaid Maternity Care Contracting

    By:  Caitlin Murphy Ann Rossier Markus Rebecca Morris Kay Johnson Sara Rosenbaum Laurie C. Zephyrin

    Managed care is how Medicaid agencies principally furnish maternity care. For this reason, the contracts that Medicaid agencies enter into with managed care organizations have attracted strong interest as a means of improving maternal health access, quality, and equity. However, limited research has documented the extent to which states use these agreements to set binding expectations across the maternal health continuum and how states approach the task of maternal health contracting. More

  5. Early View Original Scholarship

    Impacts of State-Level Opioid Review Programs on Injured Workers and Their Health Care Providers: A Qualitative Study in Washington and Ohio

    By:  Tasleem J. Padamsee Courtni Montgomery Stefan Kienzle Jeremy B. Straughn Andrea Elmore Deborah L. Fulton-Kehoe Beryl Schulman Thomas M. Wickizer Gary M. Franklin

    Context: Unsafe prescribing practices have been among the central causes of improper reception of opioids, unsafe use, and overdose in the United… More

  6. Early View Original Scholarship

    Experiences and Interest in Value-Based Payment Arrangements for Medical Products Among Medicaid Agencies: An Exploratory Analysis

    By:  Beena Bhuiyan Khan Victoria Gemme Ethan Chupp Aparna Higgins Corinna Sorenson

    Context: To date, uptake of value-based payment (VBP) arrangements for medical products and knowledge of their design and impact have been mainly… More

  7. Early View Perspective

    Regulating Laboratory Tests: What Framework Would Best Support Safety and Validity?

    By:  Caroline Horrow Aaron S. Kesselheim

    The dangers of faulty laboratory tests have been highlighted recently because of reporting on the collapse of Theranos owing to fraudulent claims… More

  8. Early View Original Scholarship

    The Legal Landscape for Opioid Treatment Agreements

    By:  Larisa Svirsky Dana Howard Martin Fried Nathan Richards Nicole Thomas Patricia J. Zettler

    Context: Opioid treatment agreements (OTAs) are documents that clinicians present to patients when prescribing opioids that describe the risks of… More

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

Health Equity Research in Population Health: Building the Necessary Workforce

Civil rights and health equity advocates in the allied fields of population health have worked for decades to get more funding and attention for…  More
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A Vote for Health

It is well established that politics, and the mechanisms of political action, have an important impact on the health of populations. The very…  More
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Measles: Forecasting the Next Decade in the United States

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