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The Business Case for Racial Equity

PDF Publication


October 24, 2013

Striving for racial equity – a world where race is no longer a factor in the distribution of opportunity – is a matter of social justice. But moving toward racial equity can generate significant economic returns as well.

Economic Impact of Closing the Minority Earnings Gap

PDF Publication


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

Online Article


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.

Tradeoffs in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Treatment, and Research

Online Article


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.

Connecting U.S. Health Expenditures with the Health Sector Workforce

Online Article


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.

Focus on the Future: Revisiting the Family Planning Research Agenda

Online Article


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.

Disparities in Postpartum Depression Prevalence Affect Women Participating in WIC

Online Article


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

PDF Publication


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."

Steering Employees Toward Safer Care

PDF Publication


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

Monograph, PDF Publication


November 13, 2012

This half-day symposium explicitly connected the U.S. budget situation to health care cost control.

Policies for a Stronger Health Care Future

Online Article


November 1, 2012

The Institute has been strengthening ties and pursuing partnership opportunities with the National Coalition on Health Care.

An Overview of Initiatives to Promote Health and Wellness

PDF Publication


October 23, 2012

Altarum Institute has a long history of successfully supporting and spearheading a broad range of important public health initiatives.

Decent Care Values: A Demonstration in Palliative Care - Final Report March 2012

PDF Publication


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.

When the Cost Curve Bent — Pre-Recession Moderation in Health Care Spending

Online Article


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.

Webcast: Speak Up! Influential Women Give Voice to the Challenges of Elder Care

PDF Publication, Podcast


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."

Webcast: The Last Word: Influential Women Discuss What Matters When Loved Ones Face Aging

Podcast


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.

Webcast: Theirs for the Choosing: Can Informed Consumers Transform Health Care?

Podcast


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?"

State Efforts to Address Obesity Prevention in Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

PDF Publication


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.

The Effects of Changes in WIC Food Packages on Redemptions

PDF Publication


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.

Prevention vs. Treatment: What’s the Right Balance

PDF Publication


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.

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