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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.
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.
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.
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.
Altarum Institute conducts semiannual surveys to better understand consumer beliefs, practices, and preferences regarding health care.
In tough financial times, it is critical that federally funded programs work hard to ensure program integrity at all levels of operation.
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.
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 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.
Altarum leads the strategic development and expansion of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative.
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
Altarum Institute integrates independent research and client-centered consulting to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.