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Measuring Consumer Engagement

Altarum’s Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care (CCCHC) has created the Altarum Consumer Engagement (ACE) Measure™, a 21-item survey that assesses four domains of health engagement.

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.

CCCHC Research Findings—Fall 2013

The fall 2013 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions is the fifth in an ongoing series of semiannual surveys produced by the Altarum Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care.

CCCHC Research Findings - Spring/Summer 2013

This report covers several areas. To begin, it describes consumer health characteristics, cost sharing, health care utilization, and general perceptions about satisfaction with care. Next, it describes consumers’ preferred roles in decisions about health care and characteristics associated with wanting an active role.

Altarum Comparison of Physician and Consumer Health Care Opinions - September 2012

Health care consumers are adapting to significant changes in how they can seek and select care.

Spring/Summer 2012 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions - August 2012

The Spring/Summer 2012 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions report covers several topics.

The State of Texas Medicaid Services: Assessment of Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women (CPW) for Class Members

The CPW study looked at Class Members who had health conditions/risks or high-risk pregnancies and had a need for case management services to prevent illness(es) or medical condition(s) to maintain function or slow further deterioration, and for those who wanted case management services.

Evaluation of the Frontier Community Health Care Network

Altarum is evaluating the effectiveness of the patient-centered medical home case management model utilized by a Frontier Community Health Care Network Coordination grantee (MT DPHHS) and assess the performance of the grantee in their ability to design, create and implement such a model in a frontier area.

Comprehensive Evaluation of VHA Project ARCH (Access Received Closer to Home)

Among the nearly 22 million Veterans living in the United States, a significant population has limited access to health care because of long travel times to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health care facilities and services.

Army Provider-Level Satisfaction Surveys

Altarum conducts three separate, ongoing surveys in support of the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General: the Army Provider-Level Outpatient Satisfaction Survey (OSS), the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) Survey, and the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) Survey.

TRICARE Inpatient Satisfaction Survey (TRISS)

The Defense Health Agency wishes to adapt, implement and report on an instrument modeled after Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.

TRICARE Outpatient Satisfaction Survey (TROSS)

Altarum conducts the monthly TRICARE Outpatient Satisfaction Survey (TROSS), including all operations and analyses.

The State of Texas Medicaid Services: No Care Study

The Texas Medicaid No Care Study is the first of three projects in which Altarum supported the Texas Health and Human Services Commission in court-ordered studies resulting from the Frew v. Hawkins legal case.

DoD Survey of Ill or Injured Service Members Post Operational Deployment

The Survey of Ill or Injured Service Members Post Operational Deployment was a large-scale telephone survey conducted from May 2007 to September 2013.

Study of Barriers for Women Veterans to VA Health Care

In compliance with Public Law, Altarum conducts an independent, comprehensive study to help better understand barriers to the provision of comprehensive health care for women who are Veterans.

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