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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.

CCCHC Research Findings—Fall 2013

The fall 2013 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions is the fifth in an ongoing series of semiannual surveys produced by the Altarum Institute Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care.

Developing a Better Collections Forecasting Model for the Veterans Health Administration

The Veterans Health Administration Chief Business Office is responsible for developing a 10-year Medical Care Collections Fund President’s Budget submission and subsequently distributing the President’s Budget to individual Veteran Integrated Service Networks and VA Medical Centers.

JAMA: Reliable and Sustainable Comprehensive Care for Frail Elderly People

Those lucky enough to grow old—including millions of Baby Boomers—face a health care system not designed to meet the real needs of very old people for continuity of care, community-based services, access to nutrition and transportation, and help for family caregivers.

The Business Case for Racial Equity - Bev Smith Radio Show

Ani Turner, Deputy Director for Altarum’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending, appeared on the nationally syndicated Bev Smith radio show to discuss the latest study by Altarum and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on “The Business Case for Racial Equity.”


MediCaring is the exciting idea that Americans can learn to build reliable, effective, and efficient arrangements for services to support one another when we face the serious chronic conditions associated with very old age or the last years of life — and that such a care system will be quite different from the one we have now.


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