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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Suicide White Paper

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2011, suicide accounted for more than 39,500 deaths—approximately one person every 13 minutes.

Defense Health Agency Data Management and Quality Improvement Initiative

In collaboration with the Defense Manpower Data Center, Altarum launched a data quality improvement initiative to progressively analyze Defense Health Agency data for inaccuracy and duplication to create a more accurate Standard Insurance Table (SIT).

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.

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.

Quality, Preferences, and Hospice: A Voice for Frail Elders

Altarum’s Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care has been awarded a 1-year $328,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study consumer preferences related to quality measures for hospice care during challenging end-of-life transitions.

Altarum's Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care Goes Social

Researchers in Altarum’s Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care are exploring this rich source of consumer information to capture the collective wisdom from “crowd-sourcing.”

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.

Altarum Make vs. Buy (MVB) Tool

Is it better to build what you need or to buy it from someone else?

Impact of Returning Veterans on Behavioral Health Services

Altarum estimated the potential cost of returning Veterans to DHHS-funded behavioral health care systems for ASPE.

Evaluation of SAMHSA’s Community Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Programs

Altarum conducted the first-ever national, independent evaluations of two major SAMHSA block grant programs: the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant and the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant.

HHS Office on Women's Health Strategic and Tactical Recommendations

As a subcontractor to Rife Communications, Altarum’s subsidiary Palladian Partners provided HHS’s Office on Women’s Health with strategic and tactical recommendations for womenshealth.gov.

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.

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.

DCoE for Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

As a subcontractor to Deloitte, Altarum provides subject matter expertise in the form of physicians, psychologists, nurses and doctoral level researcher to DCoE component centers Deployment Health Clinical Center and Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, as well as the program management office.

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.

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