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How Six PACE Sites Are Meeting the Challenges of Delivering Complex Care During the Pandemic

December 16, 2021 | Perspective

As part of our Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded evaluation of PACE’s Covid-19 adaptions, we spoke with PACE administrators in six states. They shared how they crafted innovative solutions to meet both the physical and emotional needs of participants, families, and staff in a changing and challenging health landscape.

Systems Upgrades, Staffing Challenges, and Community Key Themes of Public Health Infrastructure Webinar

November 15, 2021 | Announcement

Last month, we had the privilege of hosting three leaders in the field of disease surveillance and public health informatics to discuss the challenges faced in their states during the COVID-19 pandemic and the infrastructure modernization efforts underway in their jurisdictions. Here’s what we learned, and how we can help.

The Case for Person-Centered Residential Long-Term Care in 2021: Measure It, Move It Forward

November 08, 2021 | Perspective

Now is the time for forward-looking nursing home operators to pivot toward a person-centered model of residential long-term care by leveraging culture change training and tools that embed quality of life into formal quality improvement initiatives. Altarum's Systems Change Tracking Tool (SCTT) helps measure the adoption of culture change practices over time.

Affordability Scorecard Shows Areas Where States Can Continue to Address the High Cost of Healthcare, A Top Concern of Consumers

November 03, 2021 | Press Release

Altarum’s Healthcare Value Hub today released their 2021 Healthcare Affordability State Policy Scorecard, ranking 50 states and the District of Columbia on their adoption of evidence-based policy actions to improve health care affordability for residents.

Altarum Project Manager Nominated as Finalist for the March of Dimes Heroines of Washington Awards

October 25, 2021 | Announcement

Julia Fantacone, a project manager in Altarum’s Center for Women’s Health, has been nominated as a finalist for the 21st Annual March of Dimes Heroines of Washington Awards. The awards recognize and honor professional women in the Washington metropolitan area for their dedication to community service.

PACE—Did This Geriatric Gem Sparkle for Older Adults During the Pandemic?

September 15, 2021 | Perspective

What does a shift from center- to home-based care look like? Three-quarters of PACE organizations told us how they responded to Covid-19. Learn more about their agile responses, like providing groceries and meals, activity kits, and even overnight stays.

Altarum Leads Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s New Early Childhood Systems Technical Assistance and Coordination Center

August 27, 2021 | Announcement

The program supports states and non-profit organizations as they build integrated maternal and early childhood comprehensive systems of care that are equitable, sustainable, and inclusive of the health system.

Altarum Research Article Honored at SNEB 2021

August 16, 2021 | Announcement

Altarum co-authored a research article “Breastfeeding Duration Is Associated with WIC Site-Level Breastfeeding Support Practices,” which was selected for the 2021 Best Article Award by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB).