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Measuring Human Development in America: Understanding How America Is, and Is Not, the Land of the "Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise"

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October 23, 2008

This Roundtable Report summarizes the October 23, 2008, Altarum Institute Policy Roundtable featuring Sarah Burd-Sharps, Kristen Lewis, and Sherry Glied, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

Quantifying National Spending on Wellness and Prevention

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October 13, 2008

This work estimates national health spending expenditures on prevention using precise definitions, a transparent methodology, and a subdivision of the estimates into components to aid researchers in applying their own concepts of prevention activities.

Home Health Care During an Influenza Pandemic: Issues and Resources

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July 1, 2008

Under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Altarum convened a panel of experts to discuss a variety of issues related to Home Health Care during an Influenza Pandemic. Based on the expert panel's discussions, Altarum helped prepare the report Home Health Care during an Influenza Pandemic: Issues and Resources.

HealthLeaders Media Audio Feature: The Fate of Consumer Driven Health Care

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May 14, 2008

In this HealthLeaders Media Audio Feature, Altarum Institute President and CEO Lincoln Smith talks about which populations benefit from consumer driven health plans and what he sees as the future of those plans.

Responding to Simulated Pandemic Influenza in San Antonio, Texas

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April 1, 2008

The objective of this simulation study was to describe the results of the spread of pandemic influenza, and the effects of public health measures on the simulated pandemic.

State-led Efforts in Obesity Prevention: How Do We Know What Works?

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March 13, 2008

This Policy Roundtable Report summarizes the March13, 2008, Altarum Institute Policy Roundtable in which guest speaker Dr. Matt Longjohn shared his thoughts on future directions in childhood obesity surveillance.

The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs: Chartbook 2005-2006

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February 15, 2008

Children with special health care needs have higher than average access to health insurance and almost all have regular sources of health care when they are ill, a new survey from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) indicates.

Determinants of U.S. Population Health: Translating Research Into Future Policies

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November 28, 2007

On November 28, 2007, Altarum hosted Dr. David A. Kindig and Dr. J. Michael McGinnis at an Altarum Policy Roundtable to share their knowledge of the determinants of population health and the policy implications of this knowledge.

Women’s Health USA 2007

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November 15, 2007

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau released Women's Health USA 2007 – an annual report on emerging issues and trends in women's health.

Challenges in Global Health: Taking a Systems View

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July 17, 2007

On July 17, 2007, Altarum hosted Laurie Garrett at an Altarum Policy Roundtable to initiate and promote further dialogue on key issues of and impediments to establishing effective and sustainable health systems in developing countries.

Child Health USA 2006

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July 15, 2007

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau has released Child Health USA 2006. It is the 17th edition of the annual report on emerging issues and trends in children’s health and the 9th edition produced by Altarum.

Diet-Specific Social Support among Rural Adolescents

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June 22, 2007

The relationship among primary sources of social support in youths’ environments (family and friends) and eating behaviors (fat and fiber consumption) were examined in a sample of rural youth.

Evaluation to Determine the Effectiveness of the Public Assistance Reporting and Information System

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June 22, 2007

The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the PARIS Project by examining a number of factors related to the administration, cost, and overall usefulness of the information provided.

Consumer-Driven Health care: Information, Incentives, Enrollment, and Implications for National Health Expenditures

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April 15, 2007

We highlight the importance of information for consumer-driven health care (CDHC), describe barriers, display data on adoption rates and product features, and use a new health modeling approach to investigate the potential impact on national health care expenditures. We conclude with an assessment of the prospects for CDHC as a revolution of information, competition, and market orientation; and we discuss potential pitfalls, including concern regarding vulnerable populations

Educational Attainment Has a Limited Impact on Disease Management Outcomes in Heart Failure

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December 22, 2006

The rising prevalence and expense of treating chronic diseases motivated payers and health care policy makers to seek new methods of controlling costs.

Responding to Bioterrorist Smallpox in San Antonio

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December 22, 2006

We used discrete-event simulation to help the San Antonio public health and acute medical care communities to plan their response to a bioterrorist attack.

Research to Policy and Practice Forum: Periodontal Health and Birth Outcomes

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December 11, 2006

Increasing national awareness of the link between oral health and systemic health has highlighted the need to address the oral health requirements of pregnant women as a promising strategy for improving maternal and infant health.

Providing Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources: A Community Planning Guide

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November 22, 2006

In an effort to help equip planners with the practical information they need, Altarum’s for-profit subsidiary, Health Systems Research, Inc. (HSR) worked with two federal agencies to create a community planning guide that describes the circumstances communities are likely to face during a mass casualty event.

Quality of Care for Children with ADHD in New York State Participating in Medicaid Managed Care: A Qualitative Assessment

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November 15, 2006

This report describes the findings and recommendations from an HSR study of the quality of care for children ages 6 to 12 years with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) participating in New York State's managed care program.

Women’s Health USA 2006

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November 15, 2006

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau released Women's Health USA 2006 – an annual report on emerging issues and trends in women's health.

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Right Place, Right Time: Consumer Perspectives

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This report focuses on the needs of lower-income consumers, Medicaid beneficiaries, the uninsured, caregivers, and Spanish speakers, and how health care information can be delivered at the right place and right time to maximize consumer value.

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