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Public Health

Access up-to-date ASPE research on key public health topics including emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, such as influenza and COVID-19; health equity; antibiotic resistance; rural health; opioids, opioid use disorder and overdose prevention; maternal health; public health and health care workforce and infrastructure; immunization and vaccines; Indian health; HIV/AIDS; tobacco; and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. Also find data on prevention, social determinants of health, and more.

HHS Initiative to Improve Maternal Health

The Department’s Action Plan lays out a vision for improving maternal health that applies a “life course” approach organized around four goals and it sets three ambitious targets to achieve this vision. Each of the four goals includes multiple objectives and action items to drive progress. The Action Plan also describes the current state of maternal health outcomes in the U.S., challenges in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity, recent efforts to improve maternal health within and beyond the federal government, and it discusses various forums in which HHS leadership sought input from key stakeholders.

Reports

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Report to Congress

Health Care Transitions for Individuals Returning to the Community from a Public Institution: Promising Practices Identified by the Medicaid Reentry Stakeholder Group

January 26, 2023
This report summarizes the identified practices of the Medicaid Reentry Stakeholder Group and, as required by Section 5032 of the SUPPORT Act, informs design of a demonstration opportunity “under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.
ASPE Data Point

Insulin Affordability and the Inflation Reduction Act: Medicare Beneficiary Savings by State and Demographics

January 24, 2023
Effective January 1, 2023, out-of-pocket costs for insulin are capped at $35 per monthly prescription among Medicare Part D enrollees under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). A similar cap takes effect in Medicare Part B on July 1, 2023.
Policy Brief

Linking Child Welfare and Medicaid Data: Lessons Learned from Two States

January 18, 2023
This report provides information to state, tribal, and local child welfare and behavioral health agencies that are interested in linking their Medicaid and child welfare data.
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

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.
Fact Sheet

Addressing the Opioid Overdose Crisis Through Better Data: Opioids Vignette

November 23, 2022
This updated 2022 vignette provides examples of how a range of Office of the Secretary Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (OS-PCORTF) cross-agency projects are working to address the opioid overdose crisis by 1) Improving Timeliness and Quality of Outcomes Data 2) Building Capacity for Collection of Patient-Reported Outcomes 3) Building Linkages to Address Co-Morbidities