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Altarum to Conduct SNAP-Ed Evaluation in Illinois, Health Survey in Oregon

February 03, 2021 | Announcement

Altarum has been selected to conduct a statewide evaluation of the SNAP-Ed program for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, as well as four public health surveys for the Oregon Health Authority.

Can Health, Wellness and Fitness Interventions Help Reduce Health Disparities for People with Intellectual Disabilities?

January 19, 2021 | Announcement

To examine this question, Altarum is conducting a multi-site evaluation and providing technical assistance to local Special Olympics’ Health and Lifestyle Intervention programs in six states.

Altarum Releases New Estimate of the Cost of Health Disparities in Texas, Including Impacts of Covid 19

January 14, 2021 | Announcement

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.

As 2020 Ended, Health Jobs Were Down 3 Percent but Recovering Faster than Overall Economy

January 08, 2021 | Perspective

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.

Medicare Data Reveal Actionable Quality–Cost Gaps in Care for Elders with Disability

January 07, 2021 | Perspective

Through a joint partnership under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Data for Action Program, Altarum and CareJourney generated a remarkable new toolset to explore trends, determinants, and interventions in cost, quality, and access issues for geriatric and gerontological care.

The Vaccine Distribution Effort Is More than a Solution to Covid-19—It’s also a Chance to Solve Broader Health System Challenges

December 22, 2020 | Perspective

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.

COVID-19 Shocks the US Health Sector: A Review of Early Economic Impacts

December 17, 2020 | Perspective

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.

In a Post-Covid World, More Services Can Be Delivered Remotely. How Will WIC Programs Successfully Navigate the Shift?

November 19, 2020 | Perspective

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?