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Financing Population Health Improvement

Despite spending far more on medical care than any other nation and having seen a century of unparalleled improvement in population health and longevity, the U.S. has fallen behind many of its global counterparts and competitors in such health outcomes as overall life expectancy and rates of preventable diseases and injuries. A fundamental, but often...
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House Passes Legislation to Support Innovation, Strengthen Transparency in Higher Education

Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved two bipartisan legislative proposals that will spur innovation and strengthen transparency in higher education. The bills are part of a broader effort to improve postsecondary education through reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. A Fact Sheet and text of the bill Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act (H.R. 3136)...
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Understanding Population Projections: Assumptions Behind The Numbers

Policymakers and program planners rely on population projections to assess future demand for resources, for example, services such as health and education that have an impact on allied health. Projections alert policymakers and planners to major trends that may affect social and economic development and help them produce appropriate policies and programs. To develop these projections,...
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America’s Young Adults

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, a working group of 22 federal agencies, published America’s Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014, which includes data from nationally representative, federally sponsored surveys, grouped into five domains that include education (e.g., educational attainment, enrollment rates, college costs/indebtedness) and health (e.g., usual source of health care and...
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