As an integral part of our mission, Altarum Institute publishes reports and papers, using our own research, or on behalf of clients, for the interested public, the academic community, government officials, and health policy experts. We cover emerging issues and trends in military and veterans’ health, sexual and behavioral health, elder care, health economics, and much more.


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Integrating Women’s Health into Schools of Public Health Curricula

PDF Publication    October 17, 2014

Women, it is said, hold up half the sky. Healthy women hold up a healthy world: they nurture and improve their own health and well-being, and that of children, families, and communities.

Focus on the Future: Revisiting the Family Planning Research Agenda

PDF Publication    October 17, 2014

This report summarizes the results of a literature review of recent family planning service delivery research (2003-2011) and presents areas for further research recommended by leading experts in the field.

A 10-Year Projection of the Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures, Including Nonretail

PDF Publication    October 14, 2014

The latest forecast of national health expenditures (NHE) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has prescription drug spending making up roughly 9.5% of total health spending each year from 2013 through 2023.

IOM Report Provides Roadmap for End-of-Life Care

PDF Publication    September 17, 2014

Americans express strong views when asked about the care they want to receive when they are seriously ill and approaching death.

Testimony to the Michigan House Health Policy Committee Relevant to Senate Bill 2, Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

PDF Publication    September 9, 2014

The following document is the testimony of Ani Turner, Deputy Director of the Center for Sustainable Health Spending at Altarum Institute, on relevant findings from projections of the future supply and demand for clinicians, comparing Michigan’s advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) practice environment to other states, and highlighting the evidence on outcomes we might expect under Michigan Senate BIll 2 (S.B. 2.)

Transition to EBT in WIC: Review of Impact and Examination of Participant Redemption Patterns

PDF Publication    September 8, 2014

While 13 WIC State Agencies have implemented EBT, there have been no comprehensive assessments aimed at understanding the processes surrounding Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) transition and its impact on various stakeholders, including WIC State Agencies, WIC vendors, and WIC participants.

Annual Reports

Annual Report    August 27, 2014

Altarum Institute's Annual Reports, since 2003

The Relative Contribution of Multiple Determinants to Health

Online Article    August 21, 2014

The Relative Contribution of Multiple Determinants to Health

Maternal and Child Health Journal

Online Article    August 6, 2014

Jennifer Pooler and Sheryl Mathis are contributing authors on an article to be published in an upcoming issue of the Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Medicaid Admissions and Readmission: Understanding the Prevalence, Payment, and Most Common Diagnoses

Online Article    August 4, 2014

A Health Affairs article released today titled “Medicaid Admissions and Readmission: Understanding the Prevalence, Payment, and Most Common Diagnoses” describes results of a multistate analysis conducted through the Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network.

The Health and Well-Being of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2011-2012

Online Article, PDF Publication    July 10, 2014

Published by HRSA's MCHB in June 2014, the chartbook is based on data from the latest round of the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH).

Down The Rabbit Hole: A Chronic Pain Sufferer Navigates The Maze Of Opioid Use

Online Article    July 8, 2014

I have never been one to visit my primary care physician regularly. For many years I kept healthy, with periodic visits to local urgent care facilities for my minor health care woes.

CSHS Data Brief: The Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures

PDF Publication    June 17, 2014

Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updates their historical and projected estimates of national health expenditures (NHE), including spending on prescription drugs.

The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Preparedness Resources and Programs - Workshop Summary

Online Article, PDF Publication    June 13, 2014

Many of the elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect in 2014, and with the establishment of many new rules and regulations, there will continue to be significant changes to the U.S. health care system.

Dignity-Driven Decision Making: What is it and Why is it so Important?

Online Article, PDF Publication    June 11, 2014

Dignity-driven decision making (DDDM) is beginning to move into wider circulation in the U.S. health care system.

Reducing Unnecessary Imaging

Fact Sheet    May 15, 2014

Reducing inappropriate imaging is a critical focus for cost containment initiatives. Use of advanced imaging has increased significantly in the past decade, resulting in considerable increases in national spending and patient safety risks.

Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA)

Fact Sheet    May 15, 2014

Until recently, providers have been at a disadvantage in their dealings with electronic health record (EHR) technology vendors. Most providers are not experts in information technology (IT), practice workflow redesign, or contract negotiations, and many lack the resources to thoroughly evaluate their options.

Research, Technical Assistance, and Training for WIC

Fact Sheet    May 15, 2014

Altarum Institute offers an extensive history of providing assessment, technical assistance, and evaluation services for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior’s 2014 WIC Supplement

Online Article    May 15, 2014

A supplemental issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior was published in May 2014 focusing on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Comparison of WIC Benefit Redemptions in Michigan Indicates Higher Utilization Among Arab American Families

PDF Publication    May 1, 2014

To assess Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefit use across Arab American, Hispanic, and non-Arab/non-Hispanic families participating in the Michigan WIC program using point-of-sale Electronic Benefits Transfer data.



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