Internally Chartered Research Centers

Altarum Institute Research CentersIn 2011, Altarum Institute launched a new phase of its research and demonstration program with the creation of four internal research centers. These centers are focused on “critical systems issues”—drivers of broader, systemic reform.
Through novel research, practical demonstration, and targeted policy advocacy, each center is delivering the insight, evidence, and policy models needed to accomplish meaningful and sustained reform of our health and health care systems.
Altarum Institute launched these Centers with internal funds, and the Centers receive ongoing internal funds plus support from philanthropic organizations, grants, and contracts to leverage their work.
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Why is “Consumer Choice” a Critical Systems Issue? More than 85% of all health care activities are managed by providers outside the formal delivery system by the individual “consumer” of care. In the vast majority of instances, individuals choose which doctor to see (or not), whose advice to follow...
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The Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness aims to make it safe to grow old in America, by offering the kinds of practical directions and intellectual resources the country will need to meet the ever-changing and demanding needs of an aging society. Led by Dr. Joanne Lynn, a renowned...
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The Center for Healthy Child and Youth Development provides evaluation and support to partners who are seeking to promote healthy development for children and youth. Our partners are using a variety of research and evidence-based strategies in the work they do and we are helping them to assess...
The vision of the center is to design and implement alternative payment and health plan benefits incentives programs to significantly improve the affordability and quality of health care in the United States by creating a functional market for health care services.
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To create a “prevention culture” in the United States, where preventing disease and promoting health, based on the best scientific evidence, is a leading national priority.
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The vision of the Center is to guide the transition of the United States to sustainable health spending growth by tracking spending, analyzing solutions, and advocating for meaningful change.