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Work-related injuries and illnesses (I&I) cause a tremendous burden on society. I&I are costly for employers, workers, and families due to economic, health and related personal costs that arise from interruption or loss of income, reduced capacity to work, temporary or permanent dislocation, reduced capacity to find new employment, and need for medical care.
Altarum’s Center for Vehicle Safety employs nationally recognized vehicle safety leaders holding multi-disciplinary credentials.
Employees in various jobs are exposed to workplace risks that may lead to a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD).
With funding from the National Institute for Health Care Reform, Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending and its research partners are working to understand and examine strategies for improving the health of the people of Detroit, and the related economic consequences.
An analysis of trends in cancer care expenditures from 1998 to 2012 performed by my colleagues and me at Altarum Institute was recently published in Cancer.
Below please find a collection of comments and submissions regarding elder care policy over the last 1-2 years.
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals increasingly need skills to help them anticipate changes, adapt, and transform how MCH services are provided throughout the health care system, including the areas of diversity, improved access, and quality of care.
Dental disease is the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood. Baby teeth are important, and decay can have broad impacts on a child’s speech development, nutritional intake, self-esteem, social development, and school readiness.
A Cross-Training for Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Service Providers
Improving Medical Care Operations and Support for Veterans
Altarum's Veterans Community Action Teams (VCAT) provides resources for those looking to help Veterans in Michigan and beyond.
Altarum Institute’s Center for Prevention (the Center) directs dissemination and outreach efforts for the Community Health Advisor, an online resource developed by HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted a rule in 2009 that required covered entities (health plans, health care providers, and health care clearinghouses) that conduct electronic Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act standard transactions to move from ICD-9 to the next generation ICD-10 code sets by October 1, 2013.