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Livingston County Catholic Charities and Altarum Release Toolkit on How to Create and Operate a Volunteer Caregiver Corps

August 07, 2020 | Press Release

To address a growing need for reliable long-term care supports in communities and neighborhoods across the country, Altarum and Livingston County Catholic Charities have developed a customizable toolkit on how to create and operate a corps of community volunteers who can safely provide non-medical services to older adults and people with disabilities living at home.

Health Care Regains Half of Jobs Lost This Spring

August 07, 2020 | Perspective

The U.S. health sector is continuing to regain jobs, but at a slower pace than in May and June. Adding 125,000 jobs in July, the health sector regained more than 780,000 jobs, or about half of the 1.58 million jobs lost in March and April.

Health Spending Rebound Continues into June Amidst Economic Devastation and New Covid-19 Fears

July 31, 2020 | Perspective

With yesterday’s release of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) data for the second quarter of 2020, dire economic anxieties were confirmed as we saw the worst reading in the series’ history (which goes back to 1947): a drop of 32.9% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate.

Health Care Regains More than 40 Percent of Jobs Lost, But Impact of COVID Resurgence Lies Ahead

July 02, 2020 | Perspective

According to today’s jobs report, health care added 358,000 jobs in June 2020. Combined with the 315,000 jobs added in May, the health sector has regained 43% of the 1.6 million jobs lost in March and April.

Signaling Support Isn’t Enough. We Must Take Action to Eliminate Racial Disparities

July 01, 2020 | Announcement

Racial disparities and inequities in life outcomes have remained wide and persistent despite many years of supportive rhetoric from well-meaning politicians, corporate leaders, and thought leaders. Action is needed now, but what are the solutions?

Four Key Strategies for Addressing Opioid Misuse Among Rural Expectant Mothers

June 29, 2020 | Perspective

Meeting the complex needs of rural, perinatal women with SUDs and their children requires a multi-pronged approach.

Health Sector Spending Partially Rebounds in May but Outlook Remains Deeply Uncertain

June 26, 2020 | Perspective

Data released this morning on May Personal Income and Outlays show a rebound in health spending in total and across all categories except for nursing home care. Using our Health Sector Economic Indicators framework, we provide an update on health spending and discuss what may lie ahead given the late June resurgence of Covid-19 in the US.

CenteringPregnancy Model May Yield Higher Patient Satisfaction Ratings

June 22, 2020 | Announcement

A new study from Altarum suggests the CenteringPregnancy model of care may help improve access to care among expectant mothers.