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October 23, 2012
Altarum Institute has a long history of successfully supporting and spearheading a broad range of important public health initiatives.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
February 25, 2011
These multimedia archives from the Altarum Institute WIC Food Package Evaluation Symposium include videos, presentation slides, and transcripts of the event.
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.
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.
Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing: Supporting Ambulatory Providers through Clinical Education, Training, and Technical Assistance
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.