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Altarum's Program to Improve Eldercare and Nursing Home Survey Featured in Wall Street Journal

November 15, 2020 | Announcement

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.

Health Care Has Recovered Nearly 1 Million Jobs but Is Still 590,000 Below February Level

November 06, 2020 | Perspective

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.

Altarum Launches Five-Year Project to Support the Maternal and Child Health Workforce and Research Programs

November 05, 2020 | Announcement

HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau has enlisted Altarum in a five-year project to support the Bureau’s research and workforce training programs, including grantees from universities and affiliated MCH research, service, and other learning institutions.

New Report from Altarum and the National PACE Association Highlights the PACE Model of Care’s Flexibility and Resiliency in Response to Covid-19

October 22, 2020 | Press Release

A new report details how Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) have been effective at keeping nursing home-eligible enrollees safer in the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Survey of Nursing Home Residents Reveals Deep Emotional Toll of Social Isolation Under Covid-19

October 01, 2020 | Press Release

A new survey of nursing home residents by Altarum provides a rare glimpse into how Covid-19 restrictions of nursing facilities have impacted nearly every aspect of resident life and led to the unintended consequence of drastically reducing frail elders’ connection to community and family, a fundamental human need.

Altarum and the University of Michigan Team Up to Help Primary Care Providers Prevent Opioid Misuse in Older Adults

September 29, 2020 | Press Release

In a new initiative funded by the Agency for Health Research and Quality, Altarum and the University of Michigan are partnering to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate strategies to improve the management of opioid use, misuse, and opioid use disorder in older adults in primary care, including those in diverse populations.

Altarum Releases Policy Roadmap for Making Insulin Affordable

September 10, 2020 | Press Release

How did insulin become unaffordable for millions of Americans and what can policymakers do about it? Our new report answers this question and provides a detailed set of policy proposals to rein in the cost.

Racism Is a Public Health Crisis in America

August 28, 2020 | Announcement