The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington quantifying global health challenges.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides independent, rigorous, and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health.
By employing cutting-edge science, IHME is working with others to quantify the major threats to health and build the base of evidence about what works and what does not work to improve health conditions and health systems worldwide. Our four research areas are:
• Measuring Health
• Tracking Performance
• Maximizing Impact
• Innovative Measurement Systems
At the same time, we are expanding the field of health metrics by training the next generation of global health leaders in a science that is both accountable and transparent. We are also commited to data transparency and sharing and have launched the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) where methods and results will be freely accessible to all.
Thanks to long-term funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and support from the state of Washington, we have been able to set an ambitious agenda for the Institute.
New study published today in JAMA finds cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States despite declines in the national cardiovascular disease mortality rate between 1980 and 2015.
Read the full study: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2626571
Nearly two in three deaths worldwide are still undocumented, meaning no death certificate is produced to account for the death or what caused it.
To fill this massive knowledge gap, newly updated software that can identify the underlying cause of death from a survey of people familiar with the final illness of the deceased was launched today. Learn more and download the tools today!
healthdata.org Nearly two in three deaths worldwide are still undocumented, meaning no death certificate is produced to account for the death or what caused it. To fill this massive knowledge gap, newly updated software that can identify the underlying cause of death from a survey of people familiar with the final...
“Ethiopia is a huge country, it is diverse, and you can expect a varying degree of disease and for the burden to differ from one region to another. So we really need to have these kinds of studies and research outputs to guide our sector planning processes.” - Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, former Minister of Health for Ethiopia
healthdata.org In Ethiopia the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study is being used to support the Ministry of Health’s drive to strengthen evidence-based decision-making, in collaboration with key partners.
“Life expectancy in many places in this country is declining. It’s going backward instead of forward,” said IHME's Ali Mokdad, a co-author of the report and a professor at the University of Washington. “These disparities are widening, so this gap is increasing.”
washingtonpost.com The District of Columbia and Loudoun County have gains in longevity; eight Kentucky counties have the worst decreases.
New study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine reveals an increase in national life expectancy in the US since 1980, but improvement depends on where you live.
Explore the updated US Health Map data visualization tool: https://vizhub.healthdata.org/subnational/usa
healthdata.org Babies born today in 13 US counties have shorter expected lifespans than their parents did when they were born decades ago, according to a new study. For example, life expectancy at birth in Owsley County, Kentucky, was 72.4 in 1980, dropping to 70.2 in 2014.
IHME’s latest research findings, published in the British medical journal The Lancet, show that spending on health care by nations is expected to increase significantly over the next two decades, but the rates of increase and sources of that spending will differ widely.
FiveThirtyEight used IHME US county estimates to create their own data visualization, highlighting mortality rates for leading causes of death in every US county from 1980-2014.
projects.fivethirtyeight.com Our maps show estimated mortality rates for leading causes of death for every county in the U.S. going back to 1980.
Experts in Stockholm County have used these GBD estimates to reveal that targeting behavior and lifestyle choices and prioritizing interventions for non-communicable diseases could significantly reduce death and disability in their county.
healthdata.org In Sweden, the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, and the Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine (CES) collaborated with IHME to develop estimates for the burden of disease in Stockholm County. These are now a key feature of the county’s Public Health Guide, which se...
Dr. Joseph Dieleman reflects on the current state of global health financing and the future landscape with CSIS | Center for Strategic & International Studies' Steve Morrison in a new podcast. Listen in!
soundcloud.com Joseph Dieleman is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. In this role, he leads the Financial Resources for Health research tea
Yesterday, the Kaiser Family Foundation and CSIS | Center for Strategic & International Studies hosted a policy briefing to discuss the current state of global health financing and the future landscape, with a panel of leading experts. Panelists included IHME's Chris Murray, World Bank's Tim Evans, CSIS's J. Stephen Morrison, and KFF's Jen Kates.
Watch the webcast now:
kff.org Global humanitarian crises, new political leadership in the U.S. and elsewhere, and a climate of fiscal austerity are reshaping the landscape for global health financing. In this context, it faces a challenging and uncertain future.
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