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New Report on Reform Options for Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) in Minnesota Aims to Enhance Access and Explore New Funding Approaches for Older Adults

December 04, 2023 | Announcement

New report, Options to Increase Access to Long-Term Care Financing, Services, and Supports in Minnesota, identifies three recommendations to alleviate the financial burden of long-term care costs on individuals and their families and Medicaid.

Nursing Home Staffing Trends and the Covid-19 Pandemic

November 16, 2023 | Perspective

The recent changes in nursing home staffing, census, and the number of nursing homes operating in the U.S. raises the question of how these changes have interacted to affect the extent of understaffing during and after the pandemic and the extent to which the proposed staffing standards from CMS are currently being met. Altarum's George Miller and Corey Rhyan address this question through a review of trends in nursing home resident census and staffing levels from before the start of the pandemic through the end of 2022.

AHRQ-Funded “Michigan Sustained Patient-Centered Alcohol-Related Care” Program Implemented Evidence-Based Alcohol-Related Care in Primary Care Practices

November 06, 2023 | Announcement

Over the last two years, the MI-SPARC program provided primary care providers with free help to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) into their practices. The resources developed from this program are now available for all clinicians and support teams on a newly launched website.

Altarum CEO Michael Monson Appointed Chair of Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) Board of Directors

October 25, 2023 | Announcement

Monson’s experience in long-term services and supports (LTSS) will support the LTQA member organizations that represent the full range of health care and social services delivery systems involved in provision, administration, innovation, policymaking, and advocacy for quality LTSS.

Altarum’s Craig Newman Honored with Achievements in Public Health Informatics Award in Newborn Screening

October 23, 2023 | Announcement

Altarum’s Craig Newman has been honored with the esteemed "Award for Achievements in Public Health Informatics in Newborn Screening" by the Association of Public Health Laboratories. This recognition reflects Dr. Newman's unwavering dedication and exceptional contributions to this critical field of work.

HRSA's MCHB Selects Altarum to Lead Strategic Support Services for the Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network

October 11, 2023 | Announcement

Altarum is committed to helping the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Network engage children's hospitals and their communities in providing the best possible care to children and their families in crises and reducing gaps created by global threats, national emergencies, and disasters using research-informed practices.

Altarum Selected as Technical Assistance Vendor Supporting Health Care Delivery Transformation for Californians with Lower Incomes

September 19, 2023 | Announcement

California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) is an initiative to transform and strengthen the state’s Medicaid program to make it more equitable, coordinated, and person-centered. As a vendor in the CalAIM PATH Technical Assistance (TA) Marketplace, Altarum can provide health care providers, community-based organizations, counties, and others with expert TA in building data capacity, strengthening community supports, and supporting workforce recruitment and retention.

In Health Affairs, Altarum Demonstrates the Economic Benefits of Lead Water Service Line Replacement in Michigan

August 07, 2023 | Announcement

In the August 2023 issue of Health Affairs, Altarum experts teamed up with Safe Water Engineering, LLC, and Michigan State University to provide a cost benefit analysis of Michigan’s recently revised Lead and Copper Rule requiring water utilities to inventory and replace all lead-containing water service lines. Their analysis uncovers a sizable benefit to this primary prevention-driven policy. This important article is available to read for free.