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 nonpartisan foundation focused on improving the health of communities and entire populations.
Commentary and analysis from Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller and other staff.
Several years ago, I was invited to participate in a panel on Medicaid-funded home- and community-based services (HCBS) at the annual meeting of the… More
Only when the harm is acknowledged is healing even a possibility. The Fund has embarked on this path of confession and healing. More
Kate McEvoy outlines how health care directives are important not only to people of advanced age, but also people with serious illness, folks who have reason to mistrust the health care system, people whose faith practice influences their health care decisions, or anyone who wants to provide clarity for his or her loved ones. More
“Heaven… I’m in heaven,
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak.
And I seem to find the happiness I seek,
When we’re out together dancing… More
Several months after leaving her position as director of Medicaid and CHIP in Connecticut, Kate McEvoy offers thoughts on the privilege and challenges of leading a Medicaid program that served almost a quarter of the residents of Connecticut during the COVID-19 pandemic — and suggests ways that federal and state officials can support Medicaid directors. More
Does primary care, and by extension all of health care, exist to meet the needs of the community or the individual? More
Health policy can be an imprecise practice. Nowhere is that imprecision more prevalent than in the promiscuous use of the word “system” in health-policy-speak. More
Sue Birch has a problem. As the director of the Washington Health Care Authority, she has to find a new Medicaid director. The current director,… More
Like one of those impressive but forlorn polar bears pacing back and forth on a shrinking ice floe, much of primary care practice seems trapped in a fee-for-service payment system that’s bobbing in the ever-expanding sea of our health care economy. More
When the cost-shifting game stops, and people get serious about the toll of underlying health care costs — on household and state budgets, economic competitiveness, and foregone investments in other public services — the focus turns to measurement to understand health care costs in particular markets, cost changes, and what is driving them. More
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