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How Do We Meet the Reproductive Health Needs of People with Substance Use Disorders? Integration of Services Is Key

February 19, 2021 | Perspective

Integrating family planning services and services for those with a substance use disorder is critical to ensuring the reproductive health needs of those with SUD are met.

Did National Health Spending in 2020 Decline for the First Year in Recorded History? Preliminary Data Say It Did

February 16, 2021 | Perspective

For the first year since at least 1960 – when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began tracking national health expenditures – total health spending in 2020 was less than in the previous year.

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.

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

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.