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It Takes YOUR Community Transcript


February 13, 2018

Transcript from the "It Takes YOUR Community" symposium that convened on December 5, 2017. This symposium provides the tools needed to advocate and plan community-based health and long-term services and supports for the coming Age Wave.

Information Technology and the Aging Network: Opportunities to Enhance Information Technology Capacity

PDF Publication

April 25, 2017

The purpose of this report is to examine opportunities for the Aging Network to expand partnerships with health care organizations and other entities through focusing on the value of investing in information technology (IT).

LTSS Policy Options Framework

Online Article

June 20, 2016

The rapid aging of the U.S. presents future Administrations and Congress with multiple challenges and opportunities for improving access to long-term services and supports (LTSS).

MediCaring Communities Book

Online Article, Other

June 15, 2016

MediCaring Communities: Getting What We Want and Need in Frail Old Age at an Affordable Cost

The Aging Network in Transition: Hanging in the Balance

PDF Publication

January 27, 2016

Despite the challenges of perennially low funding levels and the lack of federal investment in the development of infrastructure and technology for the aging network, it is showing signs of significant progress in developing relationships with a diverse array of health care organizations.

IOM Report Provides Roadmap for End-of-Life Care

PDF Publication

September 17, 2014

Americans express strong views when asked about the care they want to receive when they are seriously ill and approaching death.

Dignity-Driven Decision Making: What is it and Why is it so Important?

Online Article, PDF Publication

June 11, 2014

Dignity-driven decision making (DDDM) is beginning to move into wider circulation in the U.S. health care system.

Assessing Care Integration for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries: A Review of Quality Measures Chosen by States in the Financial Alignment Initiative

PDF Publication

March 25, 2014

Caring for the 9 million low-income elderly or disabled adults who are eligible for full benefits under both Medicare and Medicaid can be extremely costly.

Quality Matters Q&A: Closing Gaps in Care with At-Home Visits

Online Article

February 28, 2014

Quality Matters asked Lynn how the U.S. health care system could do a better job of caring for these patients.

Getting the Treatment You Want: Is Anyone Listening?

Online Article, PDF Publication

December 3, 2013

Many of us – tens of millions, in fact – are on track to live into our 80s and beyond.

JAMA: Reliable and Sustainable Comprehensive Care for Frail Elderly People

Online Article

November 13, 2013

Those lucky enough to grow old—including millions of Baby Boomers—face a health care system not designed to meet the real needs of very old people for continuity of care, community-based services, access to nutrition and transportation, and help for family caregivers.

An Overview of Initiatives to Promote Health and Wellness

PDF Publication

October 23, 2012

Altarum has a long history of successfully supporting and spearheading a broad range of important public health initiatives.

Decent Care Values: A Demonstration in Palliative Care - Final Report March 2012

PDF Publication

October 5, 2012

Health care is in crisis worldwide, with millions suffering from life-limiting illness and disease. Many current health care models exclude or mute the voices of those they serve, resulting in sub-optimal care and outcomes.

Webcast: Speak Up! Influential Women Give Voice to the Challenges of Elder Care

PDF Publication, Podcast

July 11, 2012

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the June 5, 2011 Altarum Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Speak Up! Influential Women Give Voice to the Challenges of Elder Care."

Webcast: The Last Word: Influential Women Discuss What Matters When Loved Ones Face Aging


April 26, 2012

Combining elements of an informal book club meeting and an intriguing policy seminar, guest authors Muriel Gillick, Susan Jacoby, Joanne Lynn, Francine Russo, and Cheryl Woodson spoke about their work, experiences and the compelling stories that led to publications with profound implications for public policy.

Policy Roundtable Report: Will Health Care Reform Make "Good" Deaths for an Aging America Possible?

PDF Publication

October 27, 2009

This Altarum Roundtable report provides an in-depth summary of the October 27, 2009 Health Policy Roundtable entitled "Will Health Care Reform Make "Good" Deaths for an Aging America Possible?"

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The Impact of Prescription Drug Rebates on Health Plans and Consumers

PDF Publication

Who benefits from manufacturer drug rebates? A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines the impact of behind-the-scenes rebates on both health plans and consumers.

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