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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.

Five Federal Policies We Need Now to Improve Nursing Homes and Respond to Covid-19

June 09, 2020 | Announcement

Anne Montgomery and Sarah Slocum, co-directors of Altarum’s Program to Improve Eldercare, share five federal policies that should be enacted to ensure nursing home residents receive adequate protection from the novel coronavirus and future pandemics.

The Climb Back – Health Care Regains 20% of Jobs Lost in the Pandemic

June 05, 2020 | Perspective

Health care jobs have begun to return, starting with the outpatient settings that were most impacted by the Covid-19 shutdown.

Latest Health Sector Data Show Stark Paradoxes—Spending and Employment Plummet Amidst Covid-19 Health Needs

May 29, 2020 | Perspective

May 2020 data, including April Personal Income and Outlays released the morning of May 29, paint perhaps the strangest U.S. health sector picture ever: plummeting health care spending and employment with (weighted) prices spiking. In this analysis, we use our Health Sector Economic Indicators framework to analyze health spending and selected components, and provide updates on labor and price trends.

Altarum Offers New Virtual Training Course on Safe Opioid Prescribing in Dentistry

May 22, 2020 | Announcement

To help promote safe opioid prescribing in dentistry, Altarum has teamed up with the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Network to develop a free online training course for Continuing Dental Education credit.

The Pandemic Has Created a Food Insecurity Crisis. The Federal Response Has Been Swift, but Is it Enough?

May 20, 2020 | Perspective

In this piece, we examine federal actions to address food insecurity due to the pandemic, particularly USDA waivers for federal food assistance programs, and offer recommendations for state actions to strengthen these programs.