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  • New Guide from APHA: Healthy Outlook: Public Health Resources for Systems Transformation - (American Public Health Association (APHA))  - 03-AUG-2015    Healthy Outlook: Public Health Resources for Systems Transformation is a series of fact sheets, issue briefs and other resources designed to: 1) Highlight policy issues within the ACA and the implications for public health; and 2) Identify opportunities and promote active engagement of public health in health care systems transformation efforts.
  • New AHRQ Web Tool Provides Quick Access to Hospital Discharge Data - 03-AUG-2015    Fast Stats, a new online tool released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), allows users to analyze the latest state-by-state information on hospital discharges, including all-payer data on discharges in 2014 from 17 states.
  • NIH Strategic Plan - Request for Information - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  - 22-JUL-2015    NIH is developing a 5-year Strategic Plan to outline a vision for biomedical research that will pursue fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and apply that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce illness and disability. Comment is requested. Please reply by August 16, 2015 11:59:59 PM EDT
  • Medicare And Medicaid At 50 - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 17-JUL-2015    The results of a survey, this report looks at the public's views of Medicare and of their benefits.
  • APHA Releases Healthy Outlook: Public Health Resources for Systems Transformation - (American Public Health Association (APHA))  - 15-JUL-2015    APHA has released Healthy Outlook: Public Health Resources for Systems Transformation, a series of fact sheets, issue briefs and other resources designed to highlight policy issues within the Affordable Care Act and its implications for public health, identify opportunities, and promote active engagement of public health in health care systems transformation efforts.
  • Children's Health Spending 2010-2013 - 08-JUL-2015    Looking at a 3 year period, the Health Care Cost Institute (HHCI) found that healthcare spending for children (ages 0-18) covered by employer-sponsored insurance grew an average of 5.7% per year.