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The Health and Well-Being of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2011-2012

Online Article, PDF Publication


July 10, 2014

Published by HRSA's MCHB in June 2014, the chartbook is based on data from the latest round of the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH).

Down The Rabbit Hole: A Chronic Pain Sufferer Navigates The Maze Of Opioid Use

Online Article


July 8, 2014

I have never been one to visit my primary care physician regularly. For many years I kept healthy, with periodic visits to local urgent care facilities for my minor health care woes.

2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults

PDF Publication


June 24, 2014

The goals of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) are to prevent cardiovascular diseases; improve the management of people who have these diseases through professional education and research; and develop guidelines, standards, and policies that promote optimal patient care and cardiovascular health.

CSHS Data Brief: The Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures

PDF Publication


June 17, 2014

Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updates their historical and projected estimates of national health expenditures (NHE), including spending on prescription drugs.

The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Preparedness Resources and Programs - Workshop Summary

Online Article, PDF Publication


June 13, 2014

Many of the elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect in 2014, and with the establishment of many new rules and regulations, there will continue to be significant changes to the U.S. health care system.

Dignity-Driven Decision Making: What is it and Why is it so Important?

Online Article, PDF Publication


June 11, 2014

Dignity-driven decision making (DDDM) is beginning to move into wider circulation in the U.S. health care system.

Research, Technical Assistance, and Training for WIC

Fact Sheet


May 15, 2014

Altarum Institute offers an extensive history of providing assessment, technical assistance, and evaluation services for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA)

Fact Sheet


May 15, 2014

Until recently, providers have been at a disadvantage in their dealings with electronic health record (EHR) technology vendors. Most providers are not experts in information technology (IT), practice workflow redesign, or contract negotiations, and many lack the resources to thoroughly evaluate their options.

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior’s 2014 WIC Supplement

Online Article


May 15, 2014

A supplemental issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior was published in May 2014 focusing on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Reducing Unnecessary Imaging

Fact Sheet


May 15, 2014

Reducing inappropriate imaging is a critical focus for cost containment initiatives. Use of advanced imaging has increased significantly in the past decade, resulting in considerable increases in national spending and patient safety risks.

Comparison of WIC Benefit Redemptions in Michigan Indicates Higher Utilization Among Arab American Families

PDF Publication


May 1, 2014

To assess Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefit use across Arab American, Hispanic, and non-Arab/non-Hispanic families participating in the Michigan WIC program using point-of-sale Electronic Benefits Transfer data.

Accessibility and Preferred Use of Online Web Applications Among WIC Participants With Internet Access

PDF Publication


April 24, 2014

This study examined the current technology use of clients in the western Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) region and the preferences these current clients have for using new technologies to interact with WIC.

Consumers' Understanding of and Interest in Provider- Versus Practice-Level Quality Characteristics: Findings From a Focus Group Study

Online Article, PDF Publication


April 22, 2014

Little is known about consumers’ understanding of and interest in practice-level measures.

Short-Lived Success: Assessment of an Intervention to Improve Pregnancy Weight Gain in Colorado

Online Article, PDF Publication


April 15, 2014

Inadequate weight gain in pregnancy is a major contributor to low birth weight in Colorado, where the low birth weight rate is among the highest in the nation.

Assessing Care Integration for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries: A Review of Quality Measures Chosen by States in the Financial Alignment Initiative

PDF Publication


March 25, 2014

Caring for the 9 million low-income elderly or disabled adults who are eligible for full benefits under both Medicare and Medicaid can be extremely costly.

Primary Care Physicians' Challenges in Ordering Clinical Laboratory Tests and Interpreting Results

Online Article


March 19, 2014

The number and complexity of clinical laboratory tests is rapidly expanding, presenting primary care physicians with challenges in accurately, efficiently, and safely ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests.

Opportunities to Enhance American Indian Access to the WIC Food Package

PDF Publication


March 12, 2014

Altarum partnered with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) WIC program to conduct this community-based participatory study.

JAMA: Strategies to Ease the Burden of Family Caregivers

Online Article, PDF Publication


March 12, 2014

In this issue of JAMA, Adelman and colleagues describe an older woman who attempted suicide to escape the overwhelming burdens of caring for her ill and debilitated husband.

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

PDF Publication


March 4, 2014

Despite the availability of endorsed quality measures and widespread usage of hospice, hospice quality data are rarely available to consumers.

Quality Matters Q&A: Closing Gaps in Care with At-Home Visits

Online Article


February 28, 2014

Quality Matters asked Lynn how the U.S. health care system could do a better job of caring for these patients.

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Debunking the Argument that the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Program (BPCI) Contributed to Higher Procedure Volumes

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A recent study linked Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) focusing on lower extremity joint replacements to lower costs of care.

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