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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 on topics important to state health policymakers, particularly on issues related to state leadership, primary care, aging, and 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.
“We felt abandoned.” It was March of 2020. The scope of the COVID-19 pandemic was becoming clear and state officials were scrambling. For… More
Yul Ejnes is worried. A primary care doctor in Providence, Rhode Island, he and his team have done all they could in the wake of COVID: shutting down… More
The first sign that Millinocket, Maine, used to be something grand is the hulking shell of a paper mill a few miles east of town. It is the last one… More
The practice of public health bumps along in heroic obscurity—its practitioners resigned to a lack of attention and respect compared to their life-rescuing medical care siblings—until suddenly it doesn’t. More
Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller says that the persistence of racial disparities in health outcomes, such as those seen in infant mortality and COVID death rates, can only be attributed to racism in our society. More
Fund President Christopher F. Koller suggests that we should not be in a rush to rebuild a health system that has left us vulnerable to the pandemic. More
As the country’s health care sector mobilizes to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher Koller says the health insurance industry must not sit on the sidelines. More
Now that President Trump has declared the coronavirus outbreak a national emergency, it’s time for the federal government to swiftly grant new authority to Medicaid agencies. More
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate the US reversed a three-year decline in life expectancy in 2018, thanks to gains made in combatting opioid misuse deaths and improved cancer treatment. But in his latest “View from Here,” Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher Koller writes that the 2018 number is still below where we were in 2014 and is part of plateauing that began in 2011. More
A man asking Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher Koller for spare change in the midst of a health policy conversation brought to mind new findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that found drops in US life expectancy seen in recent years. More
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