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Improving Diversity in the Future Maternal and Child Health Workforce

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals increasingly need skills to help them anticipate changes, adapt, and transform how MCH services are provided throughout the health care system, including the areas of diversity, improved access, and quality of care.

Reducing the Burden of Childhood Dental Disease

Dental disease is the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood. Baby teeth are important, and decay can have broad impacts on a child’s speech development, nutritional intake, self-esteem, social development, and school readiness.

HEPA Standards for YUSA

Nationwide, more than 8 million children and adolescents participate in afterschool programs.

AIM: The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal and Child Health

The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal and Child Health: Cooperative Agreement Expanding Access to Care for the Maternal and Child Health Population (AIM) is a collaborative program of national professional membership organizations and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

ACA Research Collaborative

In August 2014, the OPA funded four competitive cooperative agreements to create the ACA Collaborative. The three primary grantees are Altarum, Guttmacher Institute, and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association.

Making Childbirth Safer for Navy Moms and Babies

Childbirth can be risky for mothers and babies, and although modern obstetrical care yields good outcomes for most, some births may end in injury or death.

Community Transformation Grant—Y-USA

The goals of this project are to expand the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program to reach more African-American/ Black and Hispanic/Latino populations, implement healthy eating and physical activity standards in early childhood and afterschool programs serving these populations, and achieve jurisdiction-wide health impact through implementation of jurisdiction-wide changes.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical and Data Management Services

KAI Research, Inc., a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, supported several clinical studies sponsored by NIMH under the Clinical and Data Management Services contract, including the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (MTA) Follow-up Study, the Risperidone and Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD) Study; and the Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters (TASA) Study.

National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Coordinating Center for the Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit (PPRU)

KAI, a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, served as the Coordinating Center (CC) for the Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit (PPRU) Network, providing personnel, facilities, and other services necessary to maintain and coordinate clinical treatment at 13 participating pediatric units.

Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Measures

For this project, Altarum is collaborating with the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit of the University of Michigan to develop pediatric quality of health care measures.

MCH Training & Research Resource Center

Altarum provides technical support to the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Division of MCH Workforce Development and the MCHB Extramural Research Program through the Maternal and Child Health Training and Research Resource Center.

Office of Adolescent Health Strategic Planning

Over the course of 3 years, 2010-2012, Altarum assisted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Adolescent Health in the development of three key planning frameworks: Office strategic plan; annual action plan for the HHS Adolescent Health Working Group; and a conceptual framework for developing the national adolescent health agenda.

Policy Research and Evaluation of Michigan-Based Programs to Increase Physical Activity and Promote Healthy Eating

Altarum provided policy research and evaluation support to several projects funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health that focus ed on promoting physical activity and healthy eating.

CHOMP Project Reports and Resources

Project reports and resources from the CHOMP Mission Project are available here.

Childhood Obesity Prevention Mission Project

Childhood Obesity Mission Project (CHOMP)

Working Together to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Altarum serves as lead third party verifier and evaluator for the Partnership for a Healthier America.

Altarum's Center Leads Early Childhood Track of Building a Healthier Future Summit Featuring First Lady Michelle Obama

Altarum's Center Leads Early Childhood Track of Building a Healthier Future Summit Featuring First Lady Michelle Obama.

Developing Resources to Support, Monitor, and Evaluate Community Coalitions Focused on Early Childhood

Altarum Insitute provides support to community-based coalitions focused on early childhood system building.

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Building TA

Altarum provided technical assistance to State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Initiatives.

Tackling Obesity through Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

Altarum's Center for Child and Youth Development Presents Findings on State Efforts to Tackle Obesity Through Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems.

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