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American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

PDF Publication

March 4, 2014

Despite the availability of endorsed quality measures and widespread usage of hospice, hospice quality data are rarely available to consumers.

Quality Matters Q&A: Closing Gaps in Care with At-Home Visits

Online Article

February 28, 2014

Quality Matters asked Lynn how the U.S. health care system could do a better job of caring for these patients.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Corporate Policy Matters: Health Outcomes Aren’t Always Determined by Health

Online Article, PDF Publication

January 8, 2014

In this review, Dr. Lynch and Dr. Sherman identify Missing Variables often ignored by researchers – which may lead to erroneous conclusions about the connection between health and business outcomes.

Getting the Treatment You Want: Is Anyone Listening?

Online Article, PDF Publication

December 3, 2013

Many of us – tens of millions, in fact – are on track to live into our 80s and beyond.

JAMA: Reliable and Sustainable Comprehensive Care for Frail Elderly People

Online Article

November 13, 2013

Those lucky enough to grow old—including millions of Baby Boomers—face a health care system not designed to meet the real needs of very old people for continuity of care, community-based services, access to nutrition and transportation, and help for family caregivers.

Economic Impact of Closing the Minority Earnings Gap

PDF Publication

October 24, 2013

There is a substantial earnings gap between non‐Hispanic whites and persons of color in the U.S. that applies to males and females across all ages.

The Business Case for Racial Equity

PDF Publication

October 24, 2013

Striving for racial equity – a world where race is no longer a factor in the distribution of opportunity – is a matter of social justice. But moving toward racial equity can generate significant economic returns as well.

Targeted Crizotinib Therapy in People with Lung Cancer – Informing an International Debate on the Cost of Extending Life

Online Article

July 22, 2013

Recent advances in the treatment of lung cancer hope to stem the tide of this deadly disease, which, in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), killed over 158,000 people; an additional 205,000 were diagnosed.

Tradeoffs in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Treatment, and Research

Online Article

June 16, 2013

It is widely believed that the US health care system needs to transition from a culture of reactive treatment of disease to one of proactive prevention.

Connecting U.S. Health Expenditures with the Health Sector Workforce

Online Article

June 3, 2013

The National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA) produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report that U.S. health care spending was $2.6 trillion in 2010.

Focus on the Future: Revisiting the Family Planning Research Agenda

Online Article

March 11, 2013

This report summarizes the results of a literature review of recent family planning service delivery research (2003-2011) and presents areas for further research recommended by leading experts in the field.

Disparities in Postpartum Depression Prevalence Affect Women Participating in WIC

Online Article

February 21, 2013

Postpartum depression is estimated to occur among 10–20% of new mothers and has long been known to differentially affect low-income women.

Altarum Policy Roundtable Report: Learning How Pediatric BMI Surveillance Can Lead to Approaches to Combating Childhood Obesity

PDF Publication

February 13, 2013

This Altarum Roundtable Report (in PDF) provides and in-depth summary of the November 7, 2011 Altarum Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Learning How Pediatric BMI Surveillance Can Lead to Approaches to Combating Childhood Obesity."

Steering Employees Toward Safer Care

PDF Publication

November 28, 2012

Coinciding with the release of the fall 2012 results on, Altarum has released a new white paper describing strategies employers can use to increase the safety and quality of hospital care their employees receive and describes successful approaches used by leading employers across the United States. Read the full report, Steering Employees Toward Safer Care.

Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending Symposium: Sustainable Health Spending and the U.S. Federal Budget - July 24, 2012

Monograph, PDF Publication

November 13, 2012

This half-day symposium explicitly connected the U.S. budget situation to health care cost control.

Policies for a Stronger Health Care Future

Online Article

November 1, 2012

The Institute has been strengthening ties and pursuing partnership opportunities with the National Coalition on Health Care.

An Overview of Initiatives to Promote Health and Wellness

PDF Publication

October 23, 2012

Altarum has a long history of successfully supporting and spearheading a broad range of important public health initiatives.

Decent Care Values: A Demonstration in Palliative Care - Final Report March 2012

PDF Publication

October 5, 2012

Health care is in crisis worldwide, with millions suffering from life-limiting illness and disease. Many current health care models exclude or mute the voices of those they serve, resulting in sub-optimal care and outcomes.

When the Cost Curve Bent — Pre-Recession Moderation in Health Care Spending

Online Article

August 16, 2012

Commentators have noted recent moderation in the rate of growth of U.S. health care spending — a bend in the cost curve.

Webcast: Speak Up! Influential Women Give Voice to the Challenges of Elder Care

PDF Publication, Podcast

July 11, 2012

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the June 5, 2011 Altarum Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Speak Up! Influential Women Give Voice to the Challenges of Elder Care."


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The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth

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The United States economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment, according to a national study released by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Altarum.

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