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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.
A Cross-Training for Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Service Providers
Altarum’s Center for Prevention (the Center) directs dissemination and outreach efforts for the Community Health Advisor, an online resource developed by HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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).
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.
In 2012, 40 state WIC programs, including the District of Columbia, participated in the Food and Nutrition Services-funded 2013 WIC Vendor Management Study conducted by Altarum to examine violations of program rules by participating vendors.
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.
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.
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.
Project reports and resources from the CHOMP Mission Project are available here.
Information about the Childhood Obesity Prevention Mission Project (CHOMP)
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.
Challenges and Opportunities Related to Implementation of Child Care Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies in Delaware
Summary of Altarum study in Delaware examining the implementation of healthy eating and physical activity standards in child care programs.
Altarum provided technical assistance to State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Initiatives.
Altarum's Center for Child and Youth Development Presents Findings on State Efforts to Tackle Obesity Through Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems.