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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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Vaccine Hesitancy for COVID-19: PUMA Estimates

June 16, 2021
To support state and local communication and outreach efforts, ASPE developed state, county, and sub-state level predictions of hesitancy rates using the most recently available federal survey data, the Household Pulse Survey from May 25-June 7, 2021. This page includes an interactive map and datasets for download.
ASPE Issue Brief

COVID-19 Intensifies Home Care Workforce Challenges: Policy Perspectives Issue Brief

June 1, 2021
Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (5 PDF pages)

COVID-19 Intensifies Home Care Workforce Challenges

May 31, 2021
June 1, 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (66 PDF pages)
ASPE Issue Brief

COVID-19 Intensifies Home Care Workforce Challenges: Agency Perspectives Issue Brief

May 31, 2021
June 1, 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (5 PDF pages)

Perspectives of Program Participants on Virtual Human Services During COVID-19

May 20, 2021
Focus groups with a small sample of program participants across a range of human services programs in Fall 2020 captured the perspectives of people served to better understand the perceived strengths and limitations of virtual services.

Factors influencing variation between states in efficiency of COVID-19 vaccine administration

May 4, 2021
Limited initial supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine necessitated the development of strategies to ensure efficient and equitable vaccine distribution. This brief summarizes the different vaccine distribution strategies and approaches taken by states and evaluates the extent to which these may have impacted the efficiency with which doses delivered to states are administered to patients.

Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates across Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in the United States

May 4, 2021
Ensuring equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is essential to mitigate the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority populations. This brief summarizes currently available data on race and ethnicity of vaccinated persons at the state level.
Report

State Residential Treatment for Behavioral Health Conditions: Regulation and Policy

April 30, 2021
ABSTRACT: Residential treatment facilities are a key component of states' behavioral health systems. They form part of the spectrum of treatment for both mental and substance use disorders (M/SUDs).

Workforce Implications of Behavioral Health Care Models: Final Report

April 14, 2021
March 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (57 PDF pages)
ASPE Issue Brief

Crisis Services and the Behavioral Health Workforce Issue Brief

April 14, 2021
March 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (9 PDF pages)