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Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care Research Findings—Fall 2014

Altarum Institute conducts semiannual surveys to better understand consumer beliefs, practices, and preferences regarding health care. The fall 2014 Altarum Institute Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions is the seventh in this ongoing series.

AIM: The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal and Child Health

The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal and Child Health: Cooperative Agreement Expanding Access to Care for the Maternal and Child Health Population (AIM) is a collaborative program of national professional membership organizations and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

Enhancing American Indian Access to the WIC Food Package

Because American Indian and Alaska Native households face higher levels of food insecurity, obesity, and type II diabetes than the general U.S. population, ensuring their access to and acceptance of the WIC food benefit is particularly important.

ACA Research Collaborative

In August 2014, the OPA funded four competitive cooperative agreements to create the ACA Collaborative. The three primary grantees are Altarum, Guttmacher Institute, and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association.

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.

Diagnosing Radiation Exposure

First responders are adept at treating all kinds of visible injuries after catastrophes. Determining immediate and long-term biological damage from a radiation dose after a radiologic or nuclear disaster is not as easy.

Recovery Month 2014

September is National Recovery Month!

Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care Research Findings—Spring 2014

Altarum Institute conducts semiannual surveys to better understand consumer beliefs, practices, and preferences regarding health care.

Findings from the 2013 WIC Vendor Management Study

In tough financial times, it is critical that federally funded programs work hard to ensure program integrity at all levels of operation.

Promoting Oral Health Among Michigan’s At-Risk Children

Altarum Institute, in collaboration with Delta Dental, the University of Michigan (UM) School of Dentistry, and the Michigan Department of Community Health, is working on a comprehensive program to reduce the burden of childhood dental disease.

Measuring Consumer Engagement

Altarum Institute’s Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care (CCCHC) has created the Altarum Consumer Engagement (ACE) Measure™, a 21-item survey that assesses four domains of health engagement.

Altarum Stories of Recovery - 2012

Altarum stories of recovery from 2012 - Recovery Month

National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities

Altarum supported the Office of Minority Health (OMH) on the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), a national movement intended to mobilize a nationwide, comprehensive, community-driven, and sustained approach to combating health disparities.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative

Altarum leads the strategic development and expansion of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative.

CFAN’s Work Contributes to USDA’s Final Rule on Revisions to the WIC Food Packages

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service has finalized changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to further improve the nutrition and health of the nation’s low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and young children

Business Transformation / Lean

Altarum Institute integrates independent research and client-centered consulting to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care.

2013 WIC Vendor Management Study

In 2012, 40 state WIC programs, including the District of Columbia, participated in the Food and Nutrition Services-funded 2013 WIC Vendor Management Study conducted by Altarum Institute to examine violations of program rules by participating vendors.

Racial Equity: A Matter of Economics

Moving toward racial equity is not only a matter of social justice; it could play a significant role in the nation’s future economic growth and fiscal outlook. “The Business Case for Racial Equity,” summarizes the economic impact of racism and the benefits of advancing racial equity as the demography of our nation continues to evolve.

RELIEF Project Aims to Reduce the Need for Invasive Reproductive Surgeries

By age 50, half of all women will have uterine fibroids, noncancerous tumors in the uterus that can cause a variety of symptoms. KAI Research, Inc. is collaborating to build a registry to collect long-term outcomes data among women who receive noninvasive treatment.

Community Transformation Grant—Y-USA

The goals of this project are to expand the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program to reach more African-American/ Black and Hispanic/Latino populations, implement healthy eating and physical activity standards in early childhood and afterschool programs serving these populations, and achieve jurisdiction-wide health impact through implementation of jurisdiction-wide changes.

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