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Issue Briefs

Date: June 1, 2021
Market: IMPAQ Health
Description:

Americans are experiencing rising healthcare costs driven by increases in insurance premiums, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Healthcare costs can be particularly burdensome for households where a significant share of income is taken up by these costs. This Issue Brief seeks to better understand and define the populations most at risk of high healthcare cost burdens among individuals with Employer Sponsored Insurance.

Date: April 2021
Market: IMPAQ Health
Description:

As the number of telehealth services increased during the COVID-19 public health emergency, so did concerns that such expansion may lead to an increase in fraud and abuse, particularly within the Medicare program. To ascertain whether this increase has been associated with the unnecessary or excessive use of healthcare, health policy researchers from IMPAQ, Index Analytics, and AIR reviewed the accuracy of claims that increased use of telehealth is likely to increase fraud and abuse.

Date: March 15, 2021
Market: IMPAQ Health
Description:

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our health system is under increasing pressure: Public health departments have insufficient staff to address population needs. Especially in communities with significant socioeconomic disparities, health care personnel are overwhelmed both physically and mentally, and social distancing guidelines have impacted access to care. As a result, reliance on community health workers in the prevention, testing, and treatment of COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated. As the pandemic continues to hinder in-person access to care, it is important to understand how community health workers can fill critical gaps during the pandemic to reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and prevent unnecessary deaths.

Date: December 16, 2020
Market: IMPAQ Health
Description:
The opioid epidemic continues to affect millions of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid limited access to in-person care and the decline of social support systems, telehealth has grown as an innovative avenue for extending options for care and treatment. More information, however, is needed to inform the effective and equitable delivery of medications for opioid use disorder and other therapeutic approaches by telehealth.
Date: December 9, 2020
Market: IMPAQ Health
Description:

In this issue brief, IMPAQ researchers used nationally representative data to compare past-month food insecurity between individuals who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or something else (LGB) and non-LGB adults, and also examine the characteristics associated with a heightened risk of food insecurity among the LGB population.

Market: IMPAQ Health
Description:

In this issue brief, researchers from IMPAQ and the Weitzman Institute explore COVID-19 prevalence and mortality rates in counties designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration as Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas.

Market: IMPAQ Health
Description:

The expansion of telehealth has rapidly accelerated since the start of COVID-19. Researchers from IMPAQ and the American Institutes for Research explore why and how telehealth expansion must be designed with a focus on reducing disparities and advancing health equity.

Date: November 2019
Market: IMPAQ Health
Description: With the help of our partners at the talent development firm Maher & Maher, IMPAQ International’s policy researchers have been studying the plight of communities and identifying some of the most effective solutions to combat the opioid crisis.
Date: November 2018
Market: Social Programs
Description: Using nationally-representative data from more than 25,000 veterans, this Issue Brief explores the characteristics of veterans most likely to experience food insecurity.
Date: May 2018
Market: Social Programs
Description: A survey of 1,590 adults aged 50 or above offers insight into their experiences and their concerns for the future.

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