What We Do
We work directly with partners that are funding and implementing public health nutrition and chronic disease prevention initiatives to help them maximize their impact in ways that will help lead to better outcomes in diet, physical activity, health status, and equity.
We offer a wide range of services to support our client’s program needs at all stages of program implementation, from data gathering to informing program development to communicating impact. Our service offerings include:
- Environmental scans and literature reviews
- Evaluation design and implementation
- Formative, outcome, and impact evaluations
- Social marketing campaign evaluations
- Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
- Cost and return on investment analyses
- Technical and lay communications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, scientific reports, infographics, and data visualizations and dashboards
- Expert consultation and program implementation support on topics such as policy, systems, and environmental change strategies
- Training on evidence-based and best practices
- Facilitation and strategic planning
Altarum's food and nutrition experts regularly contribute peer-reviewed journal articles, scientific reports, infographics, and data visualizations and dashboards. View featured publications below or download a listing of selected peer-reviewed journal articles.
Since 2012, Altarum has designed and carried out an evaluation for the 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.
Altarum conducted a statewide outcome evaluation of a program designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption by limited resource families through nutrition education provided at farmers' markets.
Altarum was contracted to conduct a qualitative evaluation focused on understanding the projects’ challenges, perceived successes, lessons learned and dynamics that affect federal food program coordination and participation.