Publications

As an integral part of our mission, Altarum Institute publishes reports and papers, using our own research, or on behalf of clients, for the interested public, the academic community, government officials, and health policy experts. We cover emerging issues and trends in military and veterans’ health, sexual and behavioral health, elder care, health economics, and much more.

Publications

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Health Sector Trend Report, August 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports    August 25, 2015

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

ActionToQuit Impact Report

PDF Publication    August 12, 2015

The 2014 ActionToQuit Impact Report aims to assess the value of ActionToQuit services in tobacco control policy and practice.

Aspirin Project

Fact Sheet    July 31, 2015

The Aspirin Project’s goal is to increase awareness of daily, low-dose aspirin use for the prevention of disease. Serving both consumers and providers, the Project provides unbiased information about who should and who should not take aspirin.

ActionToQuit

Fact Sheet    July 31, 2015

ActionToQuit is a tobacco control policy program dedicated to reducing tobacco-related death, disease and cost through communication, education, and advocacy. ActionToQuit is an initiative of Altarum Institute.

Health Sector Trend Report, July 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports    July 31, 2015

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Health Sector Trend Report, June 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports    June 24, 2015

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

PWC Health Research Institute - Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2016

PDF Publication    June 9, 2015

Spending growth in the $2.9 trillion US health economy is expected to slow in 2016 as compared to 2015, but it will still outpace overall economic inflation.

The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan

PDF Publication    May 29, 2015

Drawing research from a range of sources, including The Johns Hopkins University, the Altarum Institute and consultants from Michigan State University, Brandeis University and Harvard University, this report estimates the potential economic benefits of seizing opportunities in actively promoting equity and addressing racial and ethnic inequities in Michigan.

Health Sector Trend Report, May 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports    May 27, 2015

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan, Technical Notes

PDF Publication    May 20, 2015

This document provides additional detail on original technical research conducted in support of “The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan,” published by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and Altarum Institute in May 2015.

Health Sector Trend Report, April 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication    April 24, 2015

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Building the Evidence Base for Population-Level Interventions - Barriers and Opportunities

Online Article, PDF Publication    April 1, 2015

Population-level interventions focused on policy, systems, and environmental change strategies are increasingly being used to affect and improve the health of populations.

Health Sector Trend Report, March 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication    March 25, 2015

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Telemedicine Today: The State of Affairs

PDF Publication    March 9, 2015

Imagine if financial transactions were different every time that you went to the bank and rules differed from state to state, program to program, and agency to agency. For consumers, the complexity would make no sense.

Testimony to the Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee Relevant to Senate Bill 68, Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

PDF Publication    March 4, 2015

The following document is the testimony of Ani Turner, Deputy Director of the Center for Sustainable Health Spending at Altarum Institute, on relevant findings from projections of the future supply and demand for clinicians, comparing Michigan’s advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) practice environment to other states, and highlighting the evidence on outcomes we might expect under Michigan Senate BIll 68 (S.B. 68.)

Behavioral Health

Fact Sheet    February 25, 2015

Over the past 4 years, Altarum has been at the forefront of efforts to address behavioral health issues in the United States, especially those related to the continuing integration of mental health and addiction service systems and the concurrent integration of behavioral health with physical health systems under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Health Sector Trend Report, February 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication    February 24, 2015

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Health Sector Trend Report, January 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication    January 23, 2015

This report provides a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Reducing the Burden of Childhood Dental Disease in Michigan

Fact Sheet    January 20, 2015

Altarum Institute, in collaboration with Delta Dental of Michigan, the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and the Michigan Department of Community Health, is working with our partner organizations to improve the oral health of more than 1 million children across the state.

Sustaining “Meaningful Use” of Health Information Technology in Low-Resource Practices

Online Article    January 13, 2015

The implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) has been extensively studied, but their maintenance once implemented has not.

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ActionToQuit

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ActionToQuit is a tobacco control policy program dedicated to reducing tobacco-related death, disease and cost through communication, education, and advocacy. ActionToQuit is an initiative of Altarum Institute.

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