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Coordinated Action Is Needed to Strengthen Michigan’s Long-Term Care Workforce

February 11, 2021 | Press Release

This report from Altarum offers recommendations to fortify the direct care workforce, which is challenged by low and stagnant wages despite robust demand and job growth

These Administrative Actions Would Improve Nursing Home Ownership and Financial Transparency in the Post COVID-19 Period

February 11, 2021 | Announcement

We recommend specific policy changes to make ownership, management, and financing more transparent and accountable to improve US nursing home care.

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.