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9 Out of 10 Survey Respondents in Michigan Say They Would Follow a Shelter in Place Recommendation, According to Poll by Altarum

March 23, 2020 | Press Release

Altarum's new poll finds that 90% of Michigan residents would follow a shelter in place recommendation. Over 7,000 Michigan residents have completed the online poll about COVID-19 perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors since Thursday, March 19.

Recovery Housing, Peer Recovery Supports Are Crucial Components to Maintaining Recovery

March 17, 2020 | Announcement

Altarum’s Elizabeth Burden moderated a session at the 2020 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) National Forum on the crucial role recovery housing plays in addressing substance misuse, and how jurisdictions and criminal justice sectors can form partnerships with peer-based housing operators.

COVID-19 Is a Wake-Up Call to Prioritize Public Health Surveillance Funding

March 16, 2020 | Perspective

Rick Keller of Altarum writes in Healthcare IT News that accurate outbreak data reporting depends on a standards-based and interoperable information infrastructure, which many jurisdictions across the U.S. still do not have.

Experts Say States Should Focus on Controlling Prices, Reducing Low-Value Care to Make Health Care More Affordable

February 12, 2020 | Announcement

Health care policy experts gathering in Washington, D.C. today urged states to make health care more affordable for residents by regulating prices through a variety of mechanisms and reducing the provision of low-value care.

Low-Value Care is Everywhere. What is Driving It and How Can We Intervene?

February 04, 2020 | Perspective

Commercial payers spent more than $5.5 billion on 20 select low-value health care services in 2015, according to a new study from the Research Consortium for Healthcare Value Assessment, a collaboration between Altarum and VBID Health. To reduce the widespread prevalence of low-value care, we need to take a closer look at where it is occurring and why.

Introducing the Low Value Care Visualizer—A Tool to Help States Simplify Analytics for Action

January 30, 2020 | Perspective

How do we shift our focus from how much we spend to how well it is spent? Reducing low-value care is a good start, but often the resulting findings are dense and hard to manage. We’ve created a tool to help visualize and help make sense of these findings.

How We're Strengthening Provider Capacity to Serve Postpartum Women at Risk of Opioid Misuse

January 21, 2020 | Perspective

Altarum is helping WIC and community health centers increase screening of new mothers for substance misuse and refer them to recovery support services so they can get the help they need.

Altarum Releases Policy Scorecard Report to Help States Strengthen Efforts to Address Affordability of Health Care

January 07, 2020 | Press Release

Lawmakers, policymakers, government officials, consumer advocates, and the public can use this scorecard to understand how their state performs on addressing health care affordability relative to other states, and to craft a road map for specific evidence-based policy actions. Additionally, a few exemplar states in this scorecard provide proof-of-concept that other states can emulate.