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Health Care Regains More than 40 Percent of Jobs Lost, But Impact of COVID Resurgence Lies Ahead

July 02, 2020 | Perspective

According to today’s jobs report, health care added 358,000 jobs in June 2020. Combined with the 315,000 jobs added in May, the health sector has regained 43% of the 1.6 million jobs lost in March and April.

Signaling Support Isn’t Enough. We Must Take Action to Eliminate Racial Disparities

July 01, 2020 | Announcement

Racial disparities and inequities in life outcomes have remained wide and persistent despite many years of supportive rhetoric from well-meaning politicians, corporate leaders, and thought leaders. Action is needed now, but what are the solutions?

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.