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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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Workforce Implications of Behavioral Health Care Models: Final Report

April 14, 2021
Workforce Implications of Behavioral Health Care Models: Final Report Stefanie Pietras and Allison Wishon Mathematica March 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (57 PDF pages)
ASPE Issue Brief

Has Treatment for Substance Use Disorders Increased? Issue Brief

April 13, 2021
Has Treatment for Substance Use Disorders Increased? ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Ellen Bouchery Mathematica March 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (10 PDF pages)
ASPE Issue Brief

COVID-19 and Economic Opportunity: Unequal Effects on Economic Need and Program Response

April 13, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented economic and social impact on Americans, with particularly harsh effects on people in certain race and ethnic groups. Public programs intended to address these needs have also had uneven reach, with many less likely to benefit families of color.

Chartbook on Behavioral Health Treatment Demand and Provider Capacity in the United States

April 13, 2021
Chartbook on Behavioral Health Treatment Demand and Provider Capacity in the United States Ellen Bouchery Mathematica March 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (80 PDF pages)
ASPE Issue Brief

Age Group Differences in Progress toward Reducing Substance Use Disorders, 2015-2018 Issue Brief

April 13, 2021
Age Group Differences in Progress toward Reducing Substance Use Disorders, 2015-2018 ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Ellen Bouchery Mathematica March 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (7 PDF pages)
ASPE Issue Brief

COVID-19 and Economic Opportunity: Inequities in the Employment Crisis

April 12, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented economic crisis with inequitable effects. Overall employment figures mask the disparate impacts on some communities of color, women, and low-wage workers. These groups were more likely to lose jobs, reduce hours worked, or withdraw from the labor market.
Research Brief

Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19: The Role of Social Determinants of Health Research Brief

April 8, 2021
Mir M. Ali, Ph.D., Health Economist Office of Behavioral Health, Disability, and Aging Policy Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation April 6, 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (11 PDF pages)
ASPE Issue Brief

The Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries with Dementia Issue Brief

April 7, 2021
Helen Lamont, Ph.D., Judy Dey, Ph.D., and Iara Oliveira Office of Behavioral Health, Disability, and Aging Policy Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Lok Wong Samson, Ph.D., Rachael Zuckerman, Ph.D., and Wafa Tarazi, Ph.D. Office of Health Policy Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation April 6, 2021
ASPE Issue Brief

Characteristics of Homebound Older Adults: Potential Barriers to Accessing the COVID-19 Vaccine Issue Brief

April 5, 2021
Characteristics of Homebound Older Adults: Potential Barriers to Accessing the COVID-19 Vaccine ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Emma Nye and Martin Blanco Office of Behavioral Health, Disability, and Aging Policy
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Social Determinants of Health Data Sharing at the Community Level

March 30, 2021
This report represents a landscape review of community-level efforts to address SDOH, followed by interviews with participants in three community-level initiatives that have built networks to coordinate clinical and social services.