Publications

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Strategic Innovations for Affordable, Sustainable Health Care: A Model for Health System Reform

PDF Publication


January 27, 2011

Altarum Institute’s Systems Research and Initiatives group has produced a series of in-depth publications designed to help health care providers understand “what works” in health care.

Webcast: The Promise of New Technologies in Providing Behavioral Health Treatment for Service Members

Podcast


January 13, 2011

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the December 1, 2010 Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum Roundtable entitled "The Promise of New Technologies in Providing Behavioral Health Treatment for Service Members."

Environmental Scan of Physical Activity Practices and Resources in Washington, DC Child Care Centers

PDF Publication


December 15, 2010

This report details the methods and findings of an Altarum-led environmental assessment of District of Columbia child care centers.

Shelter-in-Place versus Evacuation Decision Making: A Systematic Approach for Healthcare Facilities

Online Article


October 20, 2010

There is little guidance to assist healthcare facility planners to make a shelter-in-place versus evacuation decision in response to a hurricane and associated flooding emergencies or wildfires.

Policy Roundtable Report: Can WIC Play a Role in Stemming the Childhood Obesity Epidemic?

PDF Publication


August 13, 2010

This Altarum Institute Policy Roundtable Report (in PDF) provides an in-depth summary of the March 23, 2010 Altarum Institute Policy Roundtable entitled "Can WIC Play a Role In Stemming the Childhood Obesity Epidemic."

Webcast: Primary and Behavioral Health Services: A Community Health Center Paradigm

Podcast


July 21, 2010

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the July 21, 2010 Altarum Institute Policy Roundtable entitled "Primary and Behavioral Health Services: A Community Health Center Paradigm."

Webcast: From Right to Responsibility-What Does the "American Experience" Mean For the Success of Health Care Reform?

PDF Publication, Podcast


July 1, 2010

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the June 17, 2010 Altarum Institute Policy Roundtable entitled "From Right to Responsibility-What Does the "American Experience" Mean For the Success of Health Care Reform?"

Post-deployment Stressors Among the U.S. Active Duty Military Population: An Examination of Gender Differences

PDF Publication


June 22, 2010

Research has shown that deployment and exposure to combat result in increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, substance abuse, functional impairment in social and employment settings, and the increased use of health care services.

Policy Roundtable Report: From Right to Responsibility

PDF Publication


June 17, 2010

This Altarum Institute Policy Roundtable Report (in PDF) provides and in-depth summary of the June 17, 2010 Altarum Institute Policy Roundtable entitled "From Right to Responsibility-What Does the "American Experience" Mean For the Success of Health Care Reform?"

Veterans Transition to Community Project Fact Sheet

PDF Publication


June 16, 2010

This fact sheet describes Altarum's internally funded research and development (IRAD) "Veterans Transition to Community" project.

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Confidentiality: Opportunities and Barriers for Family Planning

Fact Sheet, PDF Publication

The Assessing the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Title X Family Planning Services Project is a research study collaboration between Altarum and Urban Institutes.

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