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The Promise and Challenge of Implementing a Community Health Worker Strategy to Reduce Infant Mortality

October 01, 2016 | Research Brief

This research brief examines the development and implementation of WIN Network as an initiative designed to support individuals and create both neighborhood and systems change.

September 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

September 09, 2016 | Economic Indicators

Health care added 14,000 jobs in August, the lowest level of growth since April 2014 when the acceleration in hiring, fueled by expanded coverage, began.

Correcting for the 2007 MEPS Discontinuity in Medical Condition Spending and Treated Prevalence

August 16, 2016 | Research Brief

Under a contract with the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Altarum has updated estimates of spending by medical condition that were first published in 2009 and that covered the years 1996 through 2005.

August 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

August 12, 2016 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in June 2016 was 5.2% higher than in June 2015, totaling $3.36 trillion (seasonally adjusted annual rate).

Sustainable U.S. Health Spending in the Next Administration

July 21, 2016 | Multimedia

Video recording of Altarum's 6th annual sustainable health spending symposium, which took place on July 12, 2016 in Washington DC.

July 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

July 15, 2016 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in May 2016 was 5.0% higher than in May 2015. Spending on prescription drugs dropped to 5.2% growth, continuing its decline from the 12.2% spike in 2014.

Making It Safe to Grow Old: A Financial Simulation Model for Launching MediCaring Communities for Frail Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries

July 01, 2016 | Online Article

This study uses financial simulation to determine whether communities could implement the model within current Medicare and Medicaid spending levels, an important consideration to enable development and broad implementation.

Altarum's 2015 Annual Report

June 29, 2016 | Annual Report

Altarum exists to solve complex systems problems to improve human health. In 2015—as in every year—this bold calling is evident in our work across a wide range of health issues, affecting diverse populations and communities.