Your direct support collecting and managing information was integral to the initiative and enabled us to meet multiple executive and legislative timelines from the White House, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress.

— Department of the Army, Defense Centers for Excellence through work done with the Defense Health Agency, Decision Support Division; (Letter to Sandra Dennis)

Altarum's Center for Healthy Child and Youth Development has been a great asset to Y-USA’s Healthy Living team. Our work together has spanned over 6 years and several projects – ranging from evaluating different aspects of chronic disease prevention programs, measuring organizational change, and learning from the implementation of community change efforts. The Center’s staff have the knowledge and skills necessary for this breath of work. They are a pleasure to work with and are very thoughtful in their approach.

— YMCA of the USA

KAI staff members have never said “no,” “I’m too busy,” or “I need more time.” Rather, they inhabit the world of “yes.” I’m genuinely and repeatedly appreciative of this as a PI and a DSMB Chair.

— NIAMS, NIH Principal Investigator and Data and Safety Monitoring Board Chairperson

Dr. Joanne Lynn and her Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute have been unusually effective partners in the remarkable work that San Diego County has done to reduce hospital utilization and readmissions through our Community Based Care Transitions Program.

The County's Aging and Independence Services coordinated a coalition that involved all four of the major health systems in the County and a dozen hospitals. Altarum Institute provided expertise and linkages between our community based organization and the hospitals which included coaching, technical and analytic support, access to key federal agencies, and even encouragement. They also assisted us with fine-tuning our measurements for success and helped us advocate with CMS for continuation of the program. We accomplished a great deal and have served 44,000 clients to date. We have been pleased to work with Dr. Lynn and her team who have provided authoritative and catalytic help at every turn.

Thanks for all your help and support!!! Meanwhile, we are reviewing now our ability to extend the program for another seven months!

— Ellen Schmeding, M.S., MFT, Director, Aging & Independence Services/Public Administrator, Public Guardian, Public Conservator, Aging & Independence Services, Health & Human Services

I would say that you conducted one of the most inspiring and motivating Strategic Planning workshops I have ever experienced in my 40 years in the field.

—Coalition Chair

The recovery timeline is AMAZING!!! I will absolutely use this TA with my ATR grantees, and state partners. This is a valuable tool to understanding the progression of where we are today and the genesis of the recovery movement. Thank you for sending this TA opportunity to the ATR grantees. Thank you!

— Alisia Clark, Housing Policy and Resource Administrator, ATR Project Director, Office of Recovery Supports

Altarum Institute and particularly Dr. Joanne Lynn provided exceptional subject matter expertise, coaching, and broad competencies that were invaluable in supporting the implementation and adaptation of our state-wide initiative to improve medication management for high risk patients transitioning from hospital to home. They are a truly unique, collaborative team that demonstrates commitment to solving the important, challenging issues we face in our healthcare system.

— Karen L. Pellegrin, Ph.D., M.B.A., Director of Continuing Education & Strategic Planning, Founding Director, Center for Rural Health Science, Principal Investigator, “Pharm2Pharm” Health Care Innovation Award, University of Hawai`i at Hilo, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy


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