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Michigan State University and Altarum to Assess Economic Impacts of Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule

October 30, 2019 | Press Release

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.

Patients Give High Marks to Dual-Eligible Medicaid/Medicare Program in Michigan

October 28, 2019 | Announcement

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.

Community Care Corps: Neighborliness Renewed and Expanded

October 22, 2019 | Perspective

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.

Improving Home and Community-Based Services Infrastructure

October 21, 2019 | Perspective

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.

What Can States Do to Address Poor Oral Health Outcomes for Low-Income Children?

October 08, 2019 | Perspective

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.

Five Actions to Address the Crisis in Long-Term Care Services and Supports

September 16, 2019 | Perspective

The eldercare crisis is among the top policy challenges facing the nation, yet the scope of the response to the crisis continues to fall short, even though the health and well-being of millions of Americans are at stake. What can states and their partners do to change this?

Continuing Education is Key to Sustained Quality Improvement in Health Care

August 29, 2019 | Announcement

Continuing education is central to improving quality of health care while lowering costs. That’s why we've launched a nationally accredited continuing education initiative that offers MOC Part IV programs that lead to system-wide change.

What They Did: CBOs and the Community-based Care Transitions Program

August 21, 2019 | Perspective

Now that the health care sector is focusing on social determinants of health (SDOH) in older adults and actively pursuing partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) to meet a surging demand for supportive services, it’s an excellent time to ask: What do we already know from key demonstration programs in this space?