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Institute Update - December 2016

Institute Update


December 14, 2016

Institute Update - December 2016

October Health Spending Up 5.5% -- Rx Component Slows to 3.5%

Press Release


December 13, 2016

October Health Spending Up 5.5% -- Rx Component Slows to 3.5%

Altarum Receives Grant from Michigan Health Endowment Fund to Build MediCaring Community in Huron Valley

Press Release


November 16, 2016

Altarum Institute has received nearly $500,000 to build a program to help older adults in the Huron Valley.

It’s a Movement Moment: Caregivers Gain Influence as America Ages, New Results from 2016 Voter Polling Data and Survey Show

Press Release


November 14, 2016

It’s a fact: caregiving for people living with disabilities has become the defining shared experience for tens of millions of adults in the United States.

Health Job Growth Slowing but Still Outpacing Non-Health Jobs

Press Release


November 11, 2016

Health care added 30,500 jobs in October, a bit less than the 12-month average of 34,600 jobs

Health Spending Up 5.5% in August

Press Release


October 14, 2016

Health Spending Up 5.5% in August

Institute Update - September 2016

Institute Update


September 14, 2016

Institute Update - September 2016

August Health Job Growth Plummets

Press Release


September 9, 2016

Health care added 14,000 jobs in August, the lowest level of growth since April 2014 when the acceleration in hiring, fueled by expanded coverage, began.

SmileConnect Now Available in Arizona

Press Release


August 31, 2016

SmileConnect (SM), an online platform designed to better connect oral health service providers with underprivileged children who need them, is now available throughout Arizona.

Behavioral Health Twitter Chat Guests

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use


August 19, 2016

Behavioral Health Twitter Chat

Health Spending Up a Moderate 5.2% in June

Press Release


August 12, 2016

Health Spending Up a Moderate 5.2% in June

National Party Platforms Address “Homecare,” Acknowledge Aging Trends; Family Caregivers Specifically Referenced by Democrats

Press Release


July 21, 2016

National Party Platforms Address “Homecare,” Acknowledge Aging Trends; Family Caregivers Specifically Referenced by Democrats

May 2016 Health Spending Growth at 5%

Press Release


July 15, 2016

National health spending in May 2016 was 5.0% higher than in May 2015.

MediCaring Communities Model for Elder Care Assures Reliable Services within Current Financing – a Solution for Aging America!

Press Release


July 11, 2016

Today Altarum Institute launches a blueprint for setting up a comprehensive, practical care system for tens of millions of Americans who will live into advanced old age during the 21st century.

Altarum Seeks Pharmacists’ Views on Falls Prevention to Develop CDC Training

Press Release


July 7, 2016

Every year, one in three older adults will fall and more than two million will be treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries.

MediCaring Communities Proposal Shows Substantial Savings in Medicare Costs

Press Release


July 5, 2016

A new financial simulation for a novel model of care, called MediCaring Communities, has shown significant Medicare savings for frail older adults who need both medical care and nonmedical support services.

Institute Update - June 2016

Institute Update


June 22, 2016

Institute Update - June 2016

Health Spending Growth Remains Moderate

Press Release


June 10, 2016

National health spending in April 2016 was 4.6% higher than in April 2015. This marked the sixth consecutive month of spending growth below 5%, and is well under the estimated average of 5.8% for all of 2015.

Paradox of Low Health Spending Growth and a Boom in Jobs Persists

Press Release


May 12, 2016

National health spending in March 2016 was 4.7% higher than health spending in March 2015, the fifth consecutive month of spending growth below 5%, and lower than the average 5.8% rate for all of 2015.

Health Spending Growth Below 5% for Fourth Straight Month

Press Release


April 8, 2016

National health spending in February 2016 was 4.8% higher than health spending in February 2015. While this rate is somewhat higher than the 4.5% growth observed in both December 2015 and January 2016, February is the fourth consecutive month in which it has been below 5%.

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