Publications

Our research is used by government agencies, foundations, and others to advance better health policies and programs.

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Altarum Consumer Engagement (ACE) Measure™

June 23, 2015 | Online Article

The ACE Measure™ is a tool designed to assess the health engagement levels of individuals and populations.

Jun 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

June 11, 2015 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in April 2015 was 6.2% higher than in April 2014. At $3.2 trillion, health spending now represents 18.2% of gross domestic product, a new all-time high.

Medical Cost Trend: Behind The Numbers 2016

June 09, 2015 | Research Brief

Spending growth in the $2.9 trillion US health economy is expected to slow in 2016 as compared to 2015, but it will still outpace overall economic inflation.

The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan

May 29, 2015 | Report

This report estimates the potential economic benefits of seizing opportunities in actively promoting equity and addressing racial and ethnic inequities in Michigan.

Technical Notes: The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan

May 20, 2015 | N/A

May 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

May 13, 2015 | Economic Indicators

The health services sector added 45,000 jobs in April 2015, continuing the surge that began roughly 1 year ago.

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.