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Altarum Private Insurance Research Hub

To connect policymakers and advocates with emerging research on topics pertinent to the health reform debate, Altarum is commissioning a series of studies with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Calculating the Cost of the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis has cost the nation $1 trillion since 2001. Our interactive map shows the relative cost burden by state, revealing states with the highest burden, lowest burden and all others between. A first step in solving this epidemic is understanding where the burden is greatest, and the factors behind it.

It Takes YOUR Community

This symposium provides the tools needed to advocate and plan community-based health and long-term services and supports for the coming Age Wave.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Our continuing medical education (CME) program is about more than providing professional development credits.

MESA: An Innovative New Value-based Health Insurance Plan

The Medical Episode Spending Allowance (MESA) Plan, is a new value-based insurance design with more finely calibrated incentives for consumers and providers.

The Economic Benefits of Childhood Lead Exposure Prevention

10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure, a report by the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, examines the issue, calls for more institutional action, and shows that doing so will result in billions in benefits for future cohorts of children.

Information Technology and the Aging Network: Opportunities to Enhance Information Technology Capacity

The purpose of this report is to examine opportunities for the Aging Network to expand partnerships with health care organizations and other entities through focusing on the value of investing in information technology (IT).

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.

Building a MediCaring Community in Ypsilanti with the Huron Valley PACE Program

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.

Aggregating Care Plans in Order to Monitor and Manage Eldercare Services for a Population

Sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Aggregating Care Plans project will develop methods for the aggregation of person-centered care plans to estimate the need for services and supports for frail elders in a community.

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.

Community Health Advisor

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.

HEPA Standards for YUSA

Nationwide, more than 8 million children and adolescents participate in afterschool programs.

2013 WIC Vendor Management Study

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.

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.

RELIEF Project Aims to Reduce the Need for Invasive Reproductive Surgeries

By age 50, half of all women will have uterine fibroids, noncancerous tumors in the uterus that can cause a variety of symptoms. KAI Research, Inc. is collaborating to build a registry to collect long-term outcomes data among women who receive noninvasive treatment.

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.

The Business Case for Racial Equity - Bev Smith Radio Show

Ani Turner, Deputy Director for Altarum’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending, appeared on the nationally syndicated Bev Smith radio show to discuss the latest study by Altarum and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on “The Business Case for Racial Equity.”

Improving Care Coordination through Health IT Adoption

The Michigan Center for Effective Information Technology Adoption was established in 2010 to help physicians select, adopt, and implement EHRs.

Commonwealth and Altarum: Working for Mary

The Altarum Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness is at the vanguard of improvement efforts, providing technical assistance and consulting services to programs nationwide as they work to improve care transitions—a move that would, in turn, result in fewer unnecessary hospitalizations, controlled costs, and better patient and family experiences.


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