At Altarum Institute, we are proud of our role as a leading nonprofit research and consulting organization.
Our teams offer a powerful range of services and expertise with one clear purpose: to enable better health for all people.
– Linc Smith, President and CEO and
Mary K. Ousley, Board Chair
Altarum and its subsidiaries, Palladian Partners and KAI Research, Inc., delivered exceptional results in 2014.
Here are some examples of how we supported the missions of our clients and made an impact.
Our national survey of more than
helped the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to understand the unique health care needs of this growing population.
With local, state, and national partners, we identified creative ways for employers to support nursing mothers at work. Our team developed an online resource featuring tips and best practices from
At a Navy medical center serving
Altarum worked with emergency department staff members to redesign processes and enhance the delivery of patient care.
We partnered with communities to create recovery-oriented systems of care for people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Collectively, these efforts have improved
Our health IT experts developed an electronic system to improve public health surveillance in Michigan. More than
are expected to use this new technology.
In collaboration with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, we launched community coalitions designed to connect the state’s
with services that they need.
Palladian Partners provided communications support to the National Institutes of Health. With
facing health literacy challenges, Palladian helped translate complex research into useful information for the public.
get the flu each year. KAI Research, Inc. conducted a study to analyze the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, improving the nation’s ability to prevent and respond to future outbreaks.
As a nonprofit, Altarum charters an internal research agenda to further carry out our mission. These initiatives are jointly funded by Altarum and leading partner organizations.
In 2014, our internal research centers made exciting progress toward their goals.
We tested the innovative MediCaring Communities model and took steps toward building a better system of care for frail older adults—a population that will grow to
want to be involved in decisions concerning their health. Our researchers piloted new tools and approaches to support patients in making informed health care choices.
News and media outlets cited our health economists in
reinforcing Altarum’s role as a leading source of health spending data, tracking, and analysis.
are overweight or obese. We teamed up with partners to promote nutrition and physical activity in a variety of settings, nurturing healthy environments for children.
All of these efforts expanded our reach and impact among key audiences in 2014.
Our financial position remains strong and we continue to invest in growth and internal research.
Altarum is at the forefront of health systems research and innovation.
We invite you to join our network, offer your ideas, and collaborate with us as we build a healthier future.