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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.

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.

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.

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.

Clarifying Feasible Procedures for Reinvesting Health Care Cost Savings

September 18, 2014 | Research Brief

Efforts to promote significant change in the U.S. health system are underway in a variety of settings and along multiple dimensions.

Michigan Veterans Community Action Teams: Community Assessment Summary Report

September 16, 2014 | Report

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.