October 22, 2014

Diagnosing Radiation Exposure

First responders are adept at treating all kinds of visible injuries after catastrophes, including immediate and long-term damage from radiation after a nuclear disaster. KAI Research, Inc., is playing a pivotal role in developing a biodosimetry assay that hospitals can use to assess the extent of a patient’s exposure to radiation. Such a test will let public health officials triage people exposed to radiation so that they can quickly provide the most appropriate life-saving treatment. More about diagnosing radiation exposure >>

Support for Veterans Starts in the Community

In Michigan, there has been a disconnect with local service providers and the community regarding Veterans’ needs. The creation of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and its commitment to provide Michigan Veterans with the needed services, benefits, and supports is a crucial step forward in improving Michigan’s efforts. Altarum Institute was selected to create Michigan’s first Veterans Community Action Team to implement the Institute’s no-wrong-door model of care as a component of that commitment.  More about community support for veterans >>

Making Childbirth Safer for Navy Moms and Babies

Childbirth can be risky for mothers and babies, and although modern obstetrical care yields good outcomes for most, some births may end in injury or death. To track and further reduce such adverse outcomes, the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery sought a reporting mechanism and data on obstetric care. The Altarum Team worked with Navy analysts to create an interactive monthly reporting program to guide data-driven decisions to improve the care provided to mothers and babies in the Military Health System.  More about safer childbirth for Navy moms and babies >>

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.