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Three Key Attributes for Financially Sound and Effective Health Reform

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June 18, 2009

Altarum Institute's Distinguished Scholars and Research Directors have released research addressing the three critical attributes Altarum believes must be addressed in health reform to achieve financial stability and better health outcomes for all Americans.

Statement of Mr. John King Before the Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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May 19, 2009

The Co-Director of the Altarum Institute Veterans Community Action Teams Mission Project (“VCAT”), John King, testified before the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee.

Leveraging Public Health Infrastructure to Confront Childhood Obesity

Online Article, PDF Publication


May 13, 2009

This Altarum Institute Roundtable report provides an in-depth summary of the May 13, 2009 Altarum Institute Policy Roundtable entitled "Leveraging Public Health Infrastructure to Confront Childhood Obesity: New Methods for Combating the Epidemic."

Guidelines for Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 Testing: Biologic and Methodologic Considerations

Online Article


March 10, 2009

The goal of this review is to systematically address a number of issues raised in the American Society of Clinical Oncology–College of American Pathologists (ASCO-CAP) guidelines on testing for the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) alteration

National Health Spending By Medical Condition, 1996–2005

Online Article


February 24, 2009

This study responds to recent calls for information about how personal health expenditures from the National Health Expenditure Accounts are distributed across medical conditions.

Webcast: Lessons from the Dutch Health Reform Policy Roundtable

Podcast


February 5, 2009

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the February 5, 2009 Altarum Policy Roundtable entitled "Lessons from the Dutch Health Reform Experience."

Child Health USA 2007

Online Article


February 1, 2009

Produced by Altarum for 9 years running, the annual report on emerging issues and trends in children’s health includes statistics on a wide range health and wellness issues for each of the target populations of Title V funding.

National Report Card on the State of Emergency Medicine 2009

Online Article


December 9, 2008

Altarum worked with American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) leaders to identify and gather consistent state-level datain 5 categories regarding the emergency care environment.

Examining New Approaches to Delivering Care to the Chronically Ill

PDF Publication


November 20, 2008

This Roundtable Report summarizes the Nov 20, 2008 Altarum Institute Policy Roundtable featuring Elizabeth Teisberg and Scott Wallace.

Women's Health USA 2008

Online Article


November 1, 2008

Since 2002, Altarum has written and designed this annual report on women's health in the Nation.

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

Online Article


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

PDF Publication


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

Online Article


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?

PDF Publication


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

Online Article


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.

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The Business Case for Expanding Opportunity and Equity in Texas

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If current gaps in education, health, and income don’t narrow among people of color in Texas, the future economic stakes are high.

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