March 28, 2013

Mothers and Babies WIN in Detroit
Detroit’s infant mortality rate of nearly 15 deaths per 1,000 births is among the highest in the nation. In response, a new program, Women-Inspired Neighborhood Networks, or ‘WIN Network: Detroit’ is reaching out to at-risk women in their own neighborhoods to try to provide better coordinated care before, during, and between pregnancies. Altarum Institute’s Palladian Partners is partnering with the project to provide communication tools and messaging to assist in connecting women with resources that lead to healthy birth outcomes. More...

Improving Mental Health Care in Michigan
One of the most challenging aspects of providing care to people living with serious mental illnesses is the complex and nuanced process of prescribing and managing medications. The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation is committed to improving the quality of mental health care and addressing this issue and has developed a medication management tool, the Michigan Quality Improvement Program (MiMQIP). Altarum Institute is supporting the Flinn Foundation by providing health information technology expertise to support the rollout of the tool and to drive adoption. More...

Working Together to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity has more than doubled among children and tripled among adolescents in the past 30 years. In 2010, more than one-third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. Altarum Institute is committed to enabling better health for all people and strives to build relationships with partners that share our mission and vision, such as the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased, third parties, such as Altarum, to monitor and publicly report on the progress partners are making to show everyone what can be achieved when they work together. More...

Contact Information
Sarah Litton
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
202-772-5062
press@altarum.org

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Altarum Institute's (www.altarum.org) mission is to create a better, more sustainable future for all Americans by applying research-based and field-tested solutions that transform our systems of health and health care. Altarum employs over 400 individuals and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with additional offices in Portland, Maine; Silver Spring, MD; Rockville, MD; and Washington, D.C.