Altarum’s Work to be Featured at 2023 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting


November 12 - November 15, 2023


Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Hosted By

American Public Health Association


Are you attending APHA 2023? The American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting this year will take place in Atlanta, Georgia from November 12th through 15th. Connect with us at one of our sessions or reach out to schedule a meeting with the Altarum team during the event.

Our experts and partners will be presenting in two sessions on behavioral health and food and nutrition. Learn more about our sessions below and join us! All times listed below are in Eastern time.

  • Reframing optimal management of pain and opioid use in older adults: Evaluation of a prescriber training program 
    Sunday, November 12, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Altarum Behavioral Health Analyst Mariah Black-Watson will present a poster during the “Opioid Prevention, Education, Treatment, and Recovery” session of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs program. The poster presents findings from our Reframing Optimal Management of Pain and Opioids in Older Adults (ROMPO) program. ROMPO is a six-month program implemented by Altarum in collaboration with the University of Michigan. The presentation will describe how the educational program addressed the unique challenges providers face when caring for older patients who use opioids, including program findings and lessons learned. With the overprescription of opioids for pain as a root cause for the opioid epidemic, these lessons can be used to determine effective strategies to decrease opioid prescribing and increase screening for opioid use disorder in primary care.
  • Integrating new measures of nutrition security to determine needs of populations with lower incomes and inform SNAP-ed social marketing programming
    Wednesday, November 15, 12:45 pm – 1:00 pm
    Michigan Fitness Foundation Evaluation Specialist Bree Bode will present during the “Understanding the Distal and Proximal Factors Influencing Poor Nutritional Behaviors” session in the Food and Nutrition program. Since 2012, Altarum has worked with Michigan Fitness Foundation to examine reach of their SNAP-Ed social marketing campaign and the extent to which targeted messages resonate with the desired population through randomized surveys of SNAP-eligible individuals measuring campaign message exposure, eating habits and physical activity attitudes of desired population, their readiness to engage in nutrition and physical activity behavior change, and trends over time. These findings can be used to inform social safety net policies and programs and monitor population health.

Interested in learning more? Read more about Altarum’s work in behavioral health and food and nutrition. To connect directly with our team during the event, reach out to Tara Fowler or Megan Higdon to schedule a meeting.