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The economic burden of racial and ethnic health disparities in one of the nation's most populous and diverse states underscores the need for public investment in communities suffering from inequities in health and health care.
Since the unprecedented jobs losses of March and April 2020, health care employment has been recovering faster than overall employment, regaining about two-thirds (68%) of the jobs lost, while the economy overall has regained a bit over half (56%) of jobs lost.
Last week health care workers and long-term care residents began receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. Within months, the vaccine will reach nearly every jurisdiction in the country. It’s a historic public health mobilization, but also a rare opportunity to strengthen our health infrastructure.
Early analysis of 2020 Bureau of Economic Analysis data suggests ways that next year’s report from the CMS actuaries will look different from this year’s – or any year’s before that – with hospital spending down while prices are up, home health care substituting for nursing home case, and some professional services in dire straits.
Covid-19 has changed how society functions in countless ways, from how we see the doctor to how we shop for groceries. These new routines were born out of necessity, but they’ve quickly become habits that will remain long after Covid-19 recedes. What does this mean for how we support families through WIC?
What can we learn from the rapid expansion of pediatric telehealth? This is the question that Altarum will explore in a new engagement with the American Academy of Pediatrics.
A special report on aging and retirement in the Wall Street Journal features insights from Sarah Slocum, co-director of Altarum's Program to Improve Eldercare, along with highlights from our recent survey of nursing home residents.
Both health care and the overall economy continue to recover jobs lost, but both remain below pre-COVID-19 levels of employment, according to Altarum’s analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.