Latest Health Sector Data Show Stark Paradoxes—Spending and Employment Plummet Amidst Covid-19 Health Needs

Latest Health Sector Data Show Stark Paradoxes—Spending and Employment Plummet Amidst Covid-19 Health Needs

May 2020 data, including April Personal Income and Outlays released May 29, paint perhaps the strangest U.S. health sector picture ever: plummeting health care spending and employment with (weighted) prices spiking. In this analysis, we use our Health Sector Economic Indicators framework to analyze health spending and selected components, and provide updates on labor and price trends.
The Pandemic Has Created a Food Insecurity Crisis. The Federal Response Has Been Swift, but Is it Enough?

Covid-19 and Food Insecurity

The federal response to the food crisis has been swift, but will it be enough? And what can states do to ensure they are reaching those in need?
Disease Surveillance and Data Quality

Disease Surveillance Has Never Been More Vital

Learn how we helped Michigan create a disease surveillance system that has been central to the state's Covid-19 response.
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Through research and analytics, technology, advisory services, and program implementation, we help federal and state agencies and other organizations improve health outcomes. Our solutions are more than road maps for improvement—they are a driving force for innovation.

Altarum News and Updates

News and Updates

Altarum Offers New Virtual Training Course on Safe Opioid Prescribing in Dentistry  

To help promote safe opioid prescribing in dentistry, Altarum has teamed up with the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Network to develop a free online training course for Continuing Dental Education credit.  

May 22, 2020

Altarum and Public Agenda Partner to Strengthen Communities’ Ability to Shape Statewide Health Policy Through Engagement 

The initiative will help organizations in six states increase engagement of community residents so they can be more effective participants in shaping a health system that addresses their needs. 

May 01, 2020

Unprecedented Decline in Health Spending is Leading the Economic Downturn  

Almost overnight, we have gone from concerns generated by government projections that suggest higher prices will accelerate health care spending to concerns over the financial solvency of providers.

April 30, 2020

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