Read about our latest research, initiatives, announcements, and other news.
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.
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.
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.
Altarum is expanding the reach of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Peer Recovery Support Services Training and Technical Assistance Center, a critical resource to criminal justice and social services organizations across the nation.
Altarum is part of a team that is leading the development of the Community Care Corps, a federal initiative to recruit and train volunteers to provide non-medical care to elders.
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.