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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.
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Commentary and analysis from Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller and other staff.
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
This fall in Rhode Island, a local hospital set up a series of flu immunization clinics in churches and other hubs in low-income communities. In his latest “The View From Here,” Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller says that, on the one hand, this hospital and others like it are finally understanding the impact of a person’s social characteristics, such as income, education, and housing, on their health. More
In his latest “The View from Here” blog post, Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller explains that good leadership involves reflection and self awareness. Milbank’s Emerging Leaders Program asks participants to ask themselves, “Why do this work?” The answers are often motivating, even at a divisive time like this one. More
In his latest “View from Here” blog post, Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher Koller describes a recent evening spent at a music- and conversation-rich local fundraiser organized to cover the medical expenses of a community member. More
Any effort to treat opioid or other substance use disorders must consider the impact on the families of people with these addictions, says Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher Koller in his latest “View From Here” blog post. More
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