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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.

Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing

Between 2005 and 2014, the rate of opioid-related inpatient stays and emergency department visits rose an average of 200% across the country. Altarum is working to change this statistic by increasing provider knowledge of safe opioid prescribing to promote patient safety.

Michigan Caries Prevention Program

Altarum, in collaboration with Delta Dental of Michigan, the University of Michigan (UM) School of Dentistry, and the Michigan Department of Community Health, is working on a comprehensive program to reduce the burden of childhood dental disease.

Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network

National health spending has grown faster than the economy for decades, and the current rate of growth is not sustainable. Reimbursement has heavily rewarded quantity of care, while minimizing the importance of care quality and value.

Meaningful Use Technical Assistance

Altarum leads the state of Michigan’s Regional Extension Center (REC) which provides education, outreach, and technical assistance to the state’s 17,000 primary care providers and 36 critical access hospitals in pursuit of the Meaningful Use of health information technology (IT).

Technology to Improve Patient Care and Population Health

Altarum completed an economic case study of health information technology (IT) adoption in rural hospitals for Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). This in-depth case study was designed to explore in detail the challenges and facilitators of successful health IT adoption in rural U.S. hospitals.

DataHub

Altarum provides technical support to both the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) and the state of Michigan’s Data Hub. Altarum helped set up and configure the technical infrastructure at MiHIN, creating test HL7 messages, gathering requirements for different program areas, conducting surveys and technical research, along with various other business analysis tasks.

Medicaid Systems Support

Altarum has provided Michigan Medicaid with project management support and subject matter experts in Payer Financial Services Management, Compliance/Policy Management, ICD-10, and Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) implementation.

Improving Care for Patients with Mood Disorders

One of the most challenging aspects of providing care to people living with serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia is the complex and nuanced process of prescribing and managing medications.

Research, Technical Assistance, and Training for WIC

We offer an extensive history of providing assessment, technical assistance, and evaluation services for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

SNAP-Ed Program Evaluation and Technical Assistance

Altarum’s Center for Food and Nutrition assists administrators of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) with developing and implementing nutrition education programming to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices and pursue physically active lifestyles.

The WIC Participant-Centered Services Model

Participant-Centered Services (PCS) is a comprehensive systems framework for providing PCS in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Gen X & Millennials Speak Out: HIV Across the Generations

Gen X & Millennials Speak Out: HIV Across the Generations

The WIC Services Toolkit - A Free Training Tool to Strengthen Services for WIC Participants

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is committed to ensuring that its participants have a positive experience when receiving services and interacting with program staff.

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.

Trends in Cancer Care Expenditures

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.

Improving Diversity in the Future Maternal and Child Health Workforce

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.

Reducing the Burden of Childhood Dental Disease

Dental disease is the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood. Baby teeth are important, and decay can have broad impacts on a child’s speech development, nutritional intake, self-esteem, social development, and school readiness.

A Cross-Training for Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Service Providers

A Cross-Training for Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Service Providers

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