APHA's Annual Meeting & Exposition serves as the home for public health professionals to convene, learn, network and engage with peers.

The APHA Annual Meeting strengthens the profession of public health, shares the latest research and information, promotes best practices and advocates for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

Join Altarum at APHA! Check out our booth in the Exposition Hall to talk with staff about some of our ongoing work and learn how to connect with us.

Altarum will also be presenting on Monday and Wednesday of the conference:

Prevalence and cost of cancer care in the military health system, FY2006 – FY2013
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
 
Diana Jeffery, PhD , Defense Health Agency, Defense Health Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Department of Defense, Falls Church, VA
Joseph Dorris, MA , Altarum Institute, Ann Arbor, MI
 
Objective Cancer is one of the most costly illnesses for health care systems, including the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Health System. Here, we examine the prevalence and costs of cancer care over a 8-year period examining differences by health care systems, and location of care.
 
Building the Evidence Base for Population-Level Interventions: Barriers and Opportunities
Monday, November 17, 2014
 
Sarah Lifsey, MPP , Altarum Institute, Washington, DC
Amanda Cash, DrPH , Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
 
Emphasis on implementing evidence-based public health practice and programs is increasing, particularly at the federal level, and a focus on policy, systems, and environmental approaches to improve population health have been recognized as promising but sometimes have an underdeveloped evidence base. Additionally, barriers exist to conducting rigorous and appropriate evaluations. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) commissioned the development of an easy-to-understand resource to help decision-makers and practitioners identify promising and effective population-level interventions and to develop evaluations that further the field’s knowledge of intervention effectiveness.  

Event Date & Location

Sat, Nov 15, 2014 - 12:00pm to Wed, Nov 19, 2014 - 3:45pm
Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA

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American Public Health Association

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