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, May 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication


May 23, 2016

Health Sector Trend Report, May 2016

Health Sector Trend Report, April 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports


April 29, 2016

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, March 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports


March 25, 2016

Health Sector Trend Report, March 2016

Steering Autonomous Vehicle Policy: The Role of Public Health

PDF Publication


March 18, 2016

The prospect of a coming boon in self-driving cars has captured the imagination of many Americans. Self-driving cars offer the promise of enjoyable, stress-free drives. This report aims to identify policy issues related to the use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) that will have a bearing on public health and to identify research topics that will support informed decisionmaking related to AVs and public health.

Ask About Aspirin

PDF Publication


March 11, 2016

Aspirin is a remarkable drug. Each year, researchers publish hundreds of new scientific studies about aspirin and its benefits.

Assessing the Value of Investments in Primary Prevention

Fact Sheet


March 8, 2016

With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending is creating a structure to demonstrate the value of investments in nonclinical primary prevention—interventions outside of the medical system that reduce the incidence of injury and illness—and their impact on health care costs.

Ethics Consultation Quality Assessment Tool: A Novel Method for Assessing the Quality of Ethics Case Consultations Based on Written Records

Online Article


February 25, 2016

Although ethics consultation is offered as a clinical service in most hospitals in the United States, few valid and practical tools are available to evaluate, ensure, and improve ethics consultation quality.

Health Sector Trend Report, February 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication


February 25, 2016

Health Sector Trend Report, February 2016

The Road to Certification for Clinical Ethics Consultants: Finding Our Bearings

Online Article


February 25, 2016

Fins and colleagues (2016) describe their pilot evaluation of portfolios for quality attestation as “a significant step on the pathway to an eventual certification process for clinical ethics consultants”.

Center for Food and Nutrition (CFAN)

Fact Sheet


February 3, 2016

Altarum Institute’s Center for Food and Nutrition assists administrators of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) with developing and implementing nutrition education programming to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices and pursue physically active lifestyles.

Health Sector Trend Report, January 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports


January 28, 2016

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 Aging Network in Transition: Hanging in the Balance

PDF Publication


January 27, 2016

Despite the challenges of perennially low funding levels and the lack of federal investment in the development of infrastructure and technology for the aging network, it is showing signs of significant progress in developing relationships with a diverse array of health care organizations.

Health Sector Trend Report, December 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication


December 30, 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.

A Framework for Assessing the Value of Investments in Nonclinical Prevention

Online Article


December 10, 2015

We present a high-level framework to show the process by which an investment in primary prevention produces value. We define primary prevention broadly to include investments in any of the determinants of health.

Health Sector Trend Report, November 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports


November 24, 2015

Health Sector Trend Report, November 2015

2015 Health Care Value Forecast: Payers, Purchasers and Providers

PDF Publication


November 17, 2015

The short answer is staggering: In the U.S., we will spend $3.207 trillion in 2015.1 That’s $3,207 with nine zeroes behind it—a number so large that it’s nearly impossible to comprehend.

Health Sector Trend Report, October 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication


October 26, 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, September 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports


September 28, 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.

Annual Reports

Annual Report


September 25, 2015

Altarum Institute's Annual Reports, since 2003

Michigan Veterans Community Action Teams - Region 7 Community Assessment Report

PDF Publication


September 21, 2015

The Michigan Veterans Community Action Teams (MiVCAT) project is a collaborative community model created by the Altarum Institute to enhance the delivery of services from public, private, and nonprofit organizations to Veterans and their family members.

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Health Sector Trend Report, December 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication

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.

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