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Health & Health Care

ASPE produces health policy research with a focus on equity, coverage, and access. Find resources related to a broad range of topics, including the uninsured population, vaccine hesitancy, Medicaid/CHIP, Medicare, the federal marketplace (HealthCare.gov), telehealth, health care delivery, underserved areas, delivery system transformation, health outcomes, and social determinants of health.

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Guide on Advancing Equity by Incorporating Intersectionality in Research and Analysis

January 11, 2023
This guide explores intersectionality and why it is essential for advancing equity. It explores strategies for planning and conducting research with an intersectional lens, describes quantitative measures and methods to examine differences across groups of people with intersecting identities, and provides key considerations for using qualitative data to better understand intersectionality.
Guide

In-Depth Equity Assessment Guide

January 10, 2023
This tool describes how to conduct intensive equity assessments of existing programs, policies, and processes. The tool first describes the scoping work that needs to be done before conducting an equity assessment and then describes and provides guiding questions for each of the six steps in the in-depth equity assessment process. Those six steps are:
Guide

Equity Assessment Tip Sheet

January 5, 2023
This tool describes the six steps for conducting equity assessments and provides tips for completing each step. Although specific steps vary by equity assessment tool and context, core steps include:
ASPE Issue Brief

COVID-19 Antivirals Utilization: Geographic and Demographic Patterns of Treatment in 2022

December 23, 2022
This report examines the utilization of oral antiviral medications, Paxlovid and Lagevrio, for the treatment of COVID-19. The analyses include an examination of time trends of COVID-19 antiviral use as well as breakdowns by age cohorts and gender. The report finds that utilization in the U.S.
Report to Congress

Report to Congress on the Affordability of Insulin

December 16, 2022
This Report to Congress examines the critical role that insulin plays in the treatment of diabetes, reviews evidence on how insulin affordability affects adherence to insulin treatment and affects downstream health consequences, and describes policy efforts to improve the affordability of insulin.
ASPE Issue Brief

Ownership of Skilled Nursing Facilities: An Analysis of Newly-Released Federal Data

December 15, 2022
To enhance transparency in health care markets, in September 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly released comprehensive data on the ownership of all U.S. skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that are enrolled in Medicare. This report provides an overview of the available data, a methodology for calculating the ownership shares by individuals vs.
ASPE Issue Brief

Doula Care and Maternal Health: An Evidence Review

December 13, 2022
Doulas provide emotional, physical, and informational support before, during, and after labor and birth.
Research Brief

Early Changes in Waivered Clinicians and Utilization of Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder After Implementation of the 2021 HHS Buprenorphine Practice Guidelines

December 2, 2022
In April 2021 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued revised Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use Disorder (Practice Guideline).
Environmental Scan

Identifying Environmental Data, Barriers, and Opportunities for HSR and PCOR: Environmental Scan

November 30, 2022
The authors conducted a landscape scan to identify environmental data suitable for health services research (HSR) and patient centered outcomes research (PCOR). Additional research was done to uncover examples of and opportunities for data linkage with other HHS data.
Research Brief

Meeting Substance Use and Social Service Needs in Communities of Color

November 23, 2022
In this brief, we highlight experiences and practices from substance use treatment providers and their human services partners when serving people of color. We selected providers that focused on serving people of color, and this study was not intended to assess outcomes or effectiveness of any of the practices highlighted.