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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.
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.
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.
This brief explores efforts to advance women’s health within the curriculum of public health schools.
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.
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.
Efforts to promote significant change in the U.S. health system are underway in a variety of settings and along multiple dimensions.
The Michigan Veterans Community Action Teams (MIVCAT) project is a collaborative community model created by Altarum to enhance the delivery of services from public, private, and nonprofit organizations to Veterans and their family members.