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October 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

October 21, 2022 | Economic Indicators

National health spending is growing faster than the pre-pandemic pace but slower than economywide inflation, negative Medicare price growth is keeping health care inflation under control; and health care jobs have returned to the pre-pandemic level.

Best Practices in Addressing Food and Nutrition Security with Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) Change Projects

September 30, 2022 | Report

For this report, Altarum partnered with the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services to explore how states are addressing food and nutrition security through collaborative strategies and engaging diverse stakeholders.

September 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

September 23, 2022 | Economic Indicators

Economy-wide inflation continues to outpace national health spending growth, health care price inflation increases for the fourth straight month, and health care job growth continues across all major settings of care.

FFY 2022 Maine SNAP-Ed Social Norms Survey

September 01, 2022 | Report

This report was prepared by Altarum for Maine Department of Health and Human Services Office for Family Independence. It assesses a social norms marketing campaign in Maine Schools.

The Sustainability of Person-Centered Care During a Pandemic: How COVID-19 Impacted Culture Change Efforts in Nursing Homes

August 29, 2022 | Report

This report shares results from a survey of nursing home administrators conducted by Altarum, describing areas of progress and backslide in person-centered practices during the Covid-19 pandemic.

August 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

August 19, 2022 | Economic Indicators

National health spending shows early signs of acceleration; health care price growth is above average for second straight month; and health care job growth is strong as economywide jobs return to the pre-pandemic level.

Supporting States to Build Better Programs for Dually Eligible Individuals

July 28, 2022 | Multimedia

On July 28, 2022, Altarum Medicare-Medicaid Services for States (AMMS) hosted its first webinar with experts from CMS, Center for Health Care Strategies, Arnold Ventures, and the state of Virginia. View the recording or slide presentation from the event.

Inflation-Adjusted Health Care Spending is Falling for the First Time in Half a Century

July 27, 2022 | Research Brief

The confluence of a slower rebound in health care expenditures alongside rapid economywide inflation has resulted in a surprising reversal in health care’s real spending growth over the past year.