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Socio-economic Disparities Pose Risk to Texas's Economy. Investments in Health and Education Can Overcome Them.

Texas has long enjoyed one of the strongest economies in the nation, but widening disparities among the state’s growing population—particularly minority groups—puts this growth at risk. "The Business Case for Expanding Opportunity and Equity in Texas" examines this development and the economic stakes and opportunities it presents.

Michigan Caries Prevention Program

Altarum, in collaboration with Delta Dental of Michigan, the University of Michigan (UM) School of Dentistry, and the Michigan Department of Community Health, is working on a comprehensive program to reduce the burden of childhood dental disease.

Improving the Health of the Underserved in Detroit & Economic Consequences

With funding from the National Institute for Health Care Reform, Altarum’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending and its research partners are working to understand and examine strategies for improving the health of the people of Detroit, and the related economic consequences.

National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities

Altarum supported the Office of Minority Health (OMH) on the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), a national movement intended to mobilize a nationwide, comprehensive, community-driven, and sustained approach to combating health disparities.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative

Altarum leads the strategic development and expansion of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative.

Racial Equity: A Matter of Economics

Moving toward racial equity is not only a matter of social justice; it could play a significant role in the nation’s future economic growth and fiscal outlook. “The Business Case for Racial Equity,” summarizes the economic impact of racism and the benefits of advancing racial equity as the demography of our nation continues to evolve.

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.

Decent Care Values

Altarum led the first research and demonstration project of Decent Care Values, a unique model that constructs health care based on affected people voicing what they need and want while living with disease and illness.

Community Health Center Innovation Mission Project

The Community Health Center Innovation Mission Project implemented strategies to improve health care delivery for vulnerable populations.

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.

CDC's d-up! HIV Intervention: Video Development, Production, Distribution

Altarum led the development, production, and distribution of a 30-minute instructional video and 5-minute promotional video on the d-up: Defend Yourself! HIV prevention intervention, which targets African American men who have sex with men.

Guiding Development of a Research Agenda for Public Health Systems and Services Research

Altarum is supporting the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in developing a research agenda in the emerging field of public health systems and services research (PHSSR).

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.

Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI)

Altarum supported the network of Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI) organizations to integrate HIV prevention activities into their missions and day-to-day activities.

Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) Technical Assistance Center

Altarum operates the RCSP Technical Assistance Center for SAMHSA/CSAT, providing a wide range of recovery-oriented TA and training to this nationwide network of peer-run programs.

Opioid Treatment Disaster Planning Study for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Altarum studied the feasibility of designing a Web-based data system to use during a disaster to track and maintain the dispensing of medication to patients being treated for opioid dependence in the New York City metro area.

Technical Assistance to SAMHSA’s Access to Recovery (ATR) Program

Altarum supports the SAMHSA's Access to Recovery (ATR) grant program by providing technical assistance, training, publications and meeting support to help states, tribes, and community-based organizations develop recovery-oriented systems of care.

Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy)

Altarum assists the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) in implementing, monitoring, and promoting public awareness about the groundbreaking Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.

Multi-Sectorial Partnerships (MSP) for HIV/ AIDS Awareness, Prevention, and Mobilization

Under the MSP contract, Altarum helps the CDC identify, recruit, engage, and coordinate multi-sectorial HIV/AIDS partnerships with organizations from all sectors, including arts/ entertainment, business/labor, civic/social, faith, health, and media.

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