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, and sustainable health care costs.
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Commentary and analysis from Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller and other staff.
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
Journalist, physician, and relentless advocate for civil rights and social justice, H. Jack Geiger pioneered the development of the nation’s community health centers, which now serve 1 in 13 people in the country. More
“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
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