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Several of our experts attended the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting last month to share findings of our work in eldercare, oral health, opioid use disorder, and military health—all in the service of our mission to advance health of vulnerable and publicly insured populations.
As the age wave rapidly transforms Medicare and the wider U.S. health care sector during the 2020s, policymakers and stakeholders are starting to pay much closer attention to including supportive services as part of the continuum of health care delivery. We examine an array of models that are aimed at fostering better coordination, quality oversight, and efficiency in care for tens of millions of Medicare beneficiaries who need both medical care and supportive services.
Altarum and Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute have been awarded a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to help primary care practices in Michigan increase screening and treatment for unhealthy alcohol use.
MSU, Safe Water Engineering, and Altarum will conduct a detailed analysis of the economic costs and benefits of implementing the 2018 Lead and Copper Rule that directs Michigan’s utilities to replace all lead service lines by 2041.
Altarum's interoperability expertise helped MI Health Link provide faster referrals and improved access to behavioral health services, resulting in increased patient satisfaction for a population with complex needs.
We live in a country of neighborhoods. Our geographic neighborhoods often bond around a common ethnicity, a religion, similar economic status, or a group of occupations or employers. In large cities, perhaps it’s a school district. Across urban, suburban and rural areas, these factors that identify neighborhoods and communities are part of what helps us define where we live. This is particularly true of many frail elders and people with disabilities who often manage their daily needs with help from informal networks of individuals living nearby. A new initiative, funded by the federal Administration for Community Living (ACL), will create a formal network of volunteers ready to provide supports at the community level.
How do we harness the energies of states to take big leaps forward in key areas of housing supports, transportation supports, workforce supports, family caregiver supports, and employment supports for individuals with disabilities? We need policy that motivates members of Congress to organize funding and a framework to help make infrastructure investment a reality.
Low-income children are five times more likely to suffer from untreated tooth decay compared to children with greater means, leading to suffering in adolescence and long-term health problems that can be easily prevented.