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Michigan Veterans Community Action Teams: Report on the Survey of Veterans Service Providers

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September 10, 2014

Altarum conducted a community assessment that included interviews with key regional leaders, focus groups with Veterans, a survey of Veterans, and a survey of service providers working with Veterans.

Michigan Veterans Community Action Teams: Detroit Metro Veteran Focus Groups Report

PDF Publication


September 10, 2014

Altarum Institute conducted six focus groups as part of a community assessment for the MIVCAT project in the Detroit Metro Prosperity Region.

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

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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

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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.

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.

2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults

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June 24, 2014

The goals of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) are to prevent cardiovascular diseases; improve the management of people who have these diseases through professional education and research; and develop guidelines, standards, and policies that promote optimal patient care and cardiovascular health.

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.

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).

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).

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.

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.

Accessibility and Preferred Use of Online Web Applications Among WIC Participants With Internet Access

PDF Publication


April 24, 2014

This study examined the current technology use of clients in the western Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) region and the preferences these current clients have for using new technologies to interact with WIC.

Consumers' Understanding of and Interest in Provider- Versus Practice-Level Quality Characteristics: Findings From a Focus Group Study

Online Article, PDF Publication


April 22, 2014

Little is known about consumers’ understanding of and interest in practice-level measures.

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