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The Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness (CECAI) is working with Huron Valley PACE of Ypsilanti, Michigan to establish a pilot MediCaring Community through expansion of the PACE model.
Data collection and injury and illness statistics help both employers and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to identify and manage local and national trends, and to streamline corrective actions priorities.
Molds can adversely impact peoples’ health, and cause physical damage to infrastructure, resulting in considerable negative impact on the global economy.
Work-related injuries and illnesses (I&I) cause a tremendous burden on society. I&I are costly for employers, workers, and families due to economic, health and related personal costs that arise from interruption or loss of income, reduced capacity to work, temporary or permanent dislocation, reduced capacity to find new employment, and need for medical care.
An analysis of trends in cancer care expenditures from 1998 to 2012 performed by my colleagues and me at Altarum was recently published in Cancer.
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 development of self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), offers the potential to dramatically affect public health. Yet technological changes as potentially transformational as AVs can be accompanied by a plethora of unintended consequences.
Altarum is a subcontractor to Mathematica Policy Research for the Oral Health Initiative, which supports state efforts to improve access to health care for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
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.
Altarum leads the strategic development and expansion of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative.
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.
Heath impact assessment, or how the health of a community is affected by socioeconomic and other factors, is a key concept in measuring, tracking, and creating planned change in a community. Altarum’s Community Dashboard Project is creating a tool that does exactly that.
An overview of a study, published in JAMA, describing how quality improvement mechanisms can be applied to help communities interested in reducing hospital readmissions among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries.
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.
Altarum serves as a consult with the HHSA Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) grant on the advisory board.
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.
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.