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Altarum Appoints Raena Akin-Deko and Lisa Tompkins-Brown to Leadership Team

May 14, 2021 | Announcement

Altarum has tapped Raena Akin-Deko and Lisa Tompkins-Brown, leaders in health care quality improvement and federal health programs, respectively, to expand the reach and impact of Altarum’s innovative solutions to advance health among at-risk and disenfranchised populations.

Altarum Webinar Offers Solutions to Improve Equity in the System of Home and Community-Based Services

May 12, 2021 | Announcement

Watch the recording of advocate and artist Tyree Brown, AARP Senior Vice President Jean Accius, and the Administration for Community Living's Alison Barkoff as they discuss the value of strengthening and expanding home and community-based services—and how increased funding, an integrated and whole-government approach, and lessons from other nations can help to reduce inequities.

Health Care Has Not Been a Driver of Jobs Recovery in 2021

May 11, 2021 | Perspective

In the spring of 2020, we saw that, unlike in previous recessions, the health sector did not serve as a backstop for economy-wide job losses, dropping 1.62 million jobs between February and April 2020. Through the first four months of 2021, we see that the health sector is also not playing its typical role as an engine of jobs recovery.

Are Rising Health Care Prices Another COVID-19 Side Effect?

April 16, 2021 | Perspective

The dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic recession on health care utilization, spending, and employment have been well-explored by experts tracking the US health sector. In this blog we summarize some of our recent findings on health sector price growth, using data from our Health Sector Economic Indicators (HSEI) through March 2021, focusing on changes in price trends just before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Should We Interpret the COVID-Related Reduction in Health Spending?

April 05, 2021 | Perspective

The rapid decline and subsequent rebound in the use of health care services and associated health spending in the U.S. as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been well documented. Spending on PHC from September 2020 through February 2021 has averaged nearly 0.5% below the same period the year before, suggesting that the pace of the recovery in spending has stalled, at least temporarily.

Altarum Launches AHRQ-Funded Cooperative in Michigan to Support Rural Practices in Preventing Heart Disease

March 31, 2021 | Press Release

Altarum will lead a three-year project funded AHRQ to reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes in Michigan by helping rural primary care providers integrate and implement the best available evidence and treatment for hypertension and smoking cessation.

Altarum’s Evaluation of PACE Covid-19 Response Will Provide Lessons Learned and Solutions for the Eldercare System

March 11, 2021 | Announcement

Altarum is examining what we can learn from PACE's pandemic response to improve our system of long-term services and supports (LTSS).

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.