ActionToQuit is a tobacco control policy program dedicated to reducing tobacco-related death, disease and cost through communication, education, and advocacy. ActionToQuit is an initiative of Altarum Institute.
The Aspirin Project’s goal is to increase awareness of daily, low-dose aspirin use for the prevention of disease. Serving both consumers and providers, the Project provides unbiased information about who should and who should not take aspirin.
With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending is creating a structure to demonstrate the value of investments in nonclinical primary prevention—interventions outside of the medical system that reduce the incidence of injury and illness—and their impact on health care costs.
The development of self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), offers the potential to dramatically affect public health. Yet technological changes as potentially transformational as AVs can be accompanied by a plethora of unintended consequences.
Over the past 4 years, Altarum has been at the forefront of efforts to address behavioral health issues in the United States, especially those related to the continuing integration of mental health and addiction service systems and the concurrent integration of behavioral health with physical health systems under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Altarum Institute’s Center for Food and Nutrition assists administrators of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) with developing and implementing nutrition education programming to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices and pursue physically active lifestyles.
Altarum Institute’s 70-plus year history of saving lives and improving health, and a staff of 450 scientists, researchers, logisticians, statisticians, and health, safety, and environment (HSE) subject matter experts (SMEs) stand ready to support our clients’ HSE needs.
The Assessing the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Title X Family Planning Services Project is a research study collaboration between Altarum and Urban Institutes.
Until recently, providers have been at a disadvantage in their dealings with electronic health record (EHR) technology vendors. Most providers are not experts in information technology (IT), practice workflow redesign, or contract negotiations, and many lack the resources to thoroughly evaluate their options.
Reducing inappropriate imaging is a critical focus for cost containment initiatives. Use of advanced imaging has increased significantly in the past decade, resulting in considerable increases in national spending and patient safety risks.
Altarum Institute offers an extensive history of providing assessment, technical assistance, and evaluation services for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).