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Policies for a Stronger Health Care Future

Online Article


November 1, 2012

The Institute has been strengthening ties and pursuing partnership opportunities with the National Coalition on Health Care.

An Overview of Initiatives to Promote Health and Wellness

PDF Publication


October 23, 2012

Altarum Institute has a long history of successfully supporting and spearheading a broad range of important public health initiatives.

Decent Care Values: A Demonstration in Palliative Care - Final Report March 2012

PDF Publication


October 5, 2012

Health care is in crisis worldwide, with millions suffering from life-limiting illness and disease. Many current health care models exclude or mute the voices of those they serve, resulting in sub-optimal care and outcomes.

When the Cost Curve Bent — Pre-Recession Moderation in Health Care Spending

Online Article


August 16, 2012

Commentators have noted recent moderation in the rate of growth of U.S. health care spending — a bend in the cost curve.

Webcast: Speak Up! Influential Women Give Voice to the Challenges of Elder Care

PDF Publication, Podcast


July 11, 2012

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the June 5, 2011 Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Speak Up! Influential Women Give Voice to the Challenges of Elder Care."

Webcast: The Last Word: Influential Women Discuss What Matters When Loved Ones Face Aging

Podcast


April 26, 2012

Combining elements of an informal book club meeting and an intriguing policy seminar, guest authors Muriel Gillick, Susan Jacoby, Joanne Lynn, Francine Russo, and Cheryl Woodson spoke about their work, experiences and the compelling stories that led to publications with profound implications for public policy.

Webcast: Theirs for the Choosing: Can Informed Consumers Transform Health Care?

Podcast


April 23, 2012

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the March 29, 2012 Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Theirs for the Choosing: Can Informed Consumers Transform Health Care?"

State Efforts to Address Obesity Prevention in Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

PDF Publication


January 15, 2012

This report provides an in-depth look at how states are incorporating obesity prevention into their Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs) for child care facilities.

The Effects of Changes in WIC Food Packages on Redemptions

PDF Publication


January 12, 2012

Wisconsin participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) showed a generally positive response to the revised WIC food package, this study found.

Prevention vs. Treatment: What’s the Right Balance

PDF Publication


October 21, 2011

There is a widely held perception that the U.S. health care system needs to transition from a culture of reactive treatment of disease to one of proactive disease prevention and wellness promotion.

The Growth In Cost Per Case Explains Far More Of US Health Spending Increases Than Rising Disease Prevalence

Online Article


September 1, 2011

Some prior research has suggested that health spending for many diseases has been driven more by increases in so-called treated prevalence—the number of people receiving treatment for a given condition—than by increases in cost per case. Our study reached a different conclusion.

Applying Lean to Improve the Patient Visit Process at Three Federally Qualified Health Centers

PDF Publication


July 1, 2011

Over an 18-month period, Altarum provided Lean training and technical assistance to FQHC staff members, enabling them to analyze complex procedures and interactions, identify root causes of problems, and test changes and solutions.

Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health: A Case Study Report

PDF Publication


June 30, 2011

Altarum worked with the FQHC and its two community-based partner health organizations, providing strategic planning and evaluation support and conducting a qualitative case study to track the impact of the pilot program on patients and staff members.

The Role of Partnerships in Community Intervention Programs: New Insights from Case Studies

PDF Publication


June 30, 2011

Case studies were undertaken of coalitions, direct service providers, a national professional association, and national advocacy organizations to explore how partnerships were used to address complex health issues at local, regional, and national levels.

Roundtable: Public Health, Wellness, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund

Online Article, PDF Publication


April 5, 2011

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the March 29, 2011 Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Public Health, Wellness, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund: How Health Reform Seeks to Transform Health Care and Reduce Costs."

Impact of the Revised WIC Food Package on Small WIC Vendors: Insight From a Four-State Evaluation

PDF Publication


March 25, 2011

This report details the findings of an Altarum-led study to examine the impact of the changes to the WIC food package on small authorized WIC vendors in Colorado, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Altarum Institute WIC Food Package Evaluation Symposium Multimedia Files

Video


February 25, 2011

These multimedia archives from the Altarum Institute WIC Food Package Evaluation Symposium include videos, presentation slides, and transcripts of the event.

WIC Food Package Evaluation Symposium Proceedings Report

PDF Publication, Podcast


February 25, 2011

The Altarum Institute WIC Food Package Evaluation Symposium, held on November 30, 2010 in Washington, D.C., was a conference to aid researchers, policymakers, and program administrators in understanding the impact of the new WIC food package on participants, communities, and nutrition policy.

Issue Briefs: What Works in Health Care

PDF Publication


February 18, 2011

These Issue Briefs are part of a series of publications on value-based health care designed to help health care purchasers and providers understand “what works” in health care.

Veterans Health Administration Mental Health Program Evaluation Capstone Report

PDF Publication


February 12, 2011

The research described in this report was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and was conducted by Altarum Institute and RAND Health, a division of the RAND Corporation.The RAND/Altarum team conducted this study between August 2006 and November 2010.

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Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing: Supporting Ambulatory Providers through Clinical Education, Training, and Technical Assistance

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Altarum provides training and support tools through our Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing program to improve conscientious prescribing, patient education, and prescription tracking (utilizing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs) among ambulatory providers.

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