In Health Affairs Forefront, Altarum Offers Maternal and Child Health Example as Case for Coordination to Bridge Gap Between Health Care and Public Health

July 12, 2022

To help bridge the historical disconnect between public health and service delivery programs and based on deep experience in both Title V and Medicaid, Altarum identified four areas of opportunity for enhanced collaboration and integration between the Title V MCH Block Grant and Medicaid that would result in breakthrough levels of improvement. These four themes can be used to expand upon existing cross-program conversations and initiatives to inform state-specific priorities, performance measures, and strategies in both programs.  

Altarum has worked in partnership with HRSA for many years and directly with states to support the Title V MCH Block Grant along with multi-stakeholder groups at the state and federal agency levels. This effort has included support to states in implementing the five-year Title V Needs Assessments and analyses of trends in priority needs and performance measure alignment across all 59 states, territories, and jurisdictions. We work closely with state Medicaid agencies on Medicaid policy, implementation, and program design. We also have decades of experience working directly with MCOs. Our experience includes designing and implementing solutions to support women and children and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) for Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries in 30 states. 

Read Coordinating Service Delivery And Public Health For Maternal And Child Health in Health Affairs Forefront.

Learn more about how Altarum brings together expertise in maternal and child health, federal food and nutrition programs, substance use disorder, and sexual health to advance health equity. 


Julia Fantacone
Project Manager, Community Health
Tara Fowler
Vice President, Population Health
Maggie Fairchild
Senior Director, State Growth