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Altarum Private Insurance Research Hub

To connect policymakers and advocates with emerging research on topics pertinent to the health reform debate, Altarum is commissioning a series of studies with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Calculating the Cost of the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis has cost the nation $1 trillion since 2001. Our interactive map shows the relative cost burden by state, revealing states with the highest burden, lowest burden and all others between. A first step in solving this epidemic is understanding where the burden is greatest, and the factors behind it.

The Economic Benefits of Childhood Lead Exposure Prevention

10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure, a report by the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, examines the issue, calls for more institutional action, and shows that doing so will result in billions in benefits for future cohorts of children.

Socio-economic Disparities Pose Risk to Texas's Economy. Investments in Health and Education Can Overcome Them.

Texas has long enjoyed one of the strongest economies in the nation, but widening disparities among the state’s growing population—particularly minority groups—puts this growth at risk. "The Business Case for Expanding Opportunity and Equity in Texas" examines this development and the economic stakes and opportunities it presents.

Improving the Health of the Underserved in Detroit & Economic Consequences

With funding from the National Institute for Health Care Reform, Altarum’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending and its research partners are working to understand and examine strategies for improving the health of the people of Detroit, and the related economic consequences.

Racial Equity: A Matter of Economics

Moving toward racial equity is not only a matter of social justice; it could play a significant role in the nation’s future economic growth and fiscal outlook. “The Business Case for Racial Equity,” summarizes the economic impact of racism and the benefits of advancing racial equity as the demography of our nation continues to evolve.

Developing a Better Collections Forecasting Model for the Veterans Health Administration

The Veterans Health Administration Chief Business Office is responsible for developing a 10-year Medical Care Collections Fund President’s Budget submission and subsequently distributing the President’s Budget to individual Veteran Integrated Service Networks and VA Medical Centers.

The Business Case for Racial Equity - Bev Smith Radio Show

Ani Turner, Deputy Director for Altarum’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending, appeared on the nationally syndicated Bev Smith radio show to discuss the latest study by Altarum and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on “The Business Case for Racial Equity.”

CSHS Health Workforce Modeling and Analysis

Repository for the health workforce research and modeling conducted by staff in Altarum's Center for Sustainable Health Spending.

Altarum's Work on the Value of Health

Altarum’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending (CSHS) is engaged in a multiyear research program to investigate spending on prevention and the value obtained from such investments.

Quantifying Sustainable Health Spending

A major objective of the Center for Sustainable Health Spending is to define, quantify, analyze and explain sustainable health spending.

CSHS Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

Three Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs released monthly by the Center for Sustainable Health Spending covering health spending, health employment, and health prices (including utilization).

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