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October 24, 2013
There is a substantial earnings gap between non‐Hispanic whites and persons of color in the U.S. that applies to males and females across all ages.
Targeted Crizotinib Therapy in People with Lung Cancer – Informing an International Debate on the Cost of Extending Life
July 22, 2013
Recent advances in the treatment of lung cancer hope to stem the tide of this deadly disease, which, in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), killed over 158,000 people; an additional 205,000 were diagnosed.
June 16, 2013
It is widely believed that the US health care system needs to transition from a culture of reactive treatment of disease to one of proactive prevention.
June 3, 2013
The National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA) produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report that U.S. health care spending was $2.6 trillion in 2010.
March 11, 2013
This report summarizes the results of a literature review of recent family planning service delivery research (2003-2011) and presents areas for further research recommended by leading experts in the field.
February 21, 2013
Postpartum depression is estimated to occur among 10–20% of new mothers and has long been known to differentially affect low-income women.
Altarum Policy Roundtable Report: Learning How Pediatric BMI Surveillance Can Lead to Approaches to Combating Childhood Obesity
February 13, 2013
This Altarum Institute Roundtable Report (in PDF) provides and in-depth summary of the November 7, 2011 Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Learning How Pediatric BMI Surveillance Can Lead to Approaches to Combating Childhood Obesity."
November 28, 2012
Coinciding with the release of the fall 2012 results on HospitalSafetyScore.com, Altarum Institute has released a new white paper describing strategies employers can use to increase the safety and quality of hospital care their employees receive and describes successful approaches used by leading employers across the United States. Read the full report, Steering Employees Toward Safer Care.
Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending Symposium: Sustainable Health Spending and the U.S. Federal Budget - July 24, 2012
November 13, 2012
This half-day symposium explicitly connected the U.S. budget situation to health care cost control.
October 23, 2012
Altarum Institute has a long history of successfully supporting and spearheading a broad range of important public health initiatives.
October 5, 2012
Health care is in crisis worldwide, with millions suffering from life-limiting illness and disease. Many current health care models exclude or mute the voices of those they serve, resulting in sub-optimal care and outcomes.
August 16, 2012
Commentators have noted recent moderation in the rate of growth of U.S. health care spending — a bend in the cost curve.
July 11, 2012
This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the June 5, 2011 Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Speak Up! Influential Women Give Voice to the Challenges of Elder Care."
April 26, 2012
Combining elements of an informal book club meeting and an intriguing policy seminar, guest authors Muriel Gillick, Susan Jacoby, Joanne Lynn, Francine Russo, and Cheryl Woodson spoke about their work, experiences and the compelling stories that led to publications with profound implications for public policy.
April 23, 2012
This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the March 29, 2012 Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Theirs for the Choosing: Can Informed Consumers Transform Health Care?"
January 15, 2012
This report provides an in-depth look at how states are incorporating obesity prevention into their Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs) for child care facilities.
January 12, 2012
Wisconsin participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) showed a generally positive response to the revised WIC food package, this study found.
October 21, 2011
There is a widely held perception that the U.S. health care system needs to transition from a culture of reactive treatment of disease to one of proactive disease prevention and wellness promotion.