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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
Cruise down the East River in Manhattan and you may notice that the newest, largest, and most expensive high rises along the water belong to the medical-industrial complex, says Christopher F. Koller in his latest “View from Here” blog post. All over the US, in fact, many hospital administrators have become real estate moguls. More
“My, how you are aging! So what are your plans for the future?” This is hardly considered an appropriate way to start a conversation with… More
With the release of its new primary care payment models last month, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) continues to act… More
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was Christmas for health policy engineers—especially at the state level. With the stroke of the pen (and some divisive… More
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