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April 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

April 10, 2015 | Economic Indicators

National health spending grew by 5.2% in 2014, and preliminary estimates show 6.6% growth in February 2015 compared to February 2014.

Building the Evidence Base for Population-Level Interventions

March 31, 2015 | Online Article

This article describes the creation of a resource that helps public health practitioners use current evidence for strategic decision making while building the evidence base for population-level interventions.

March 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

March 06, 2015 | Economic Indicators

Preliminary estimates indicate that national health spending grew by 5.7% in January 2015 compared with January 2014, suggesting that the strong growth in the latter half of 2014 is carrying forward into the new year.

February 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

February 12, 2015 | Economic Indicators

Health sector employment began 2015 much as it left off in 2014, adding 38,300 new jobs in January 2015, consistent with the 39,000 new jobs per month seen in the fourth quarter of 2014.

January 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 15, 2015 | Economic Indicators

Health sector employment ended 2014 with a bang as it added 34,100 new jobs in December 2014 and saw upward revisions of 17,800 in October and November.

Integrating Women’s Health into the Curricula of Public Health Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

October 17, 2014 | Research Brief

This brief explores efforts to advance women’s health within the curriculum of public health schools.

Focus on the Future: Revisiting the Family Planning Research Agenda

October 17, 2014 | Report

This report, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, summarizes the status of recent family planning service delivery research that has been conducted to identify areas for further investigation.

IOM Report Provides Roadmap for End-of-Life Care

October 17, 2014 | Online Article

Americans express strong views when asked about the care they want to receive when they are seriously ill and approaching death. Recent evidence suggests these wishes are not likely to be fulfilled.