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Altarum leads the strategic development and expansion of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative.
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Federal Advisory Committees Support
Altarum's Digital Communications Support team provides program management and technical support to the Office of the National Coordinator's (ONC) Federal Advisory Committees (FACAs).
National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) Center for Clinical Research Data Management, Methodology, Monitoring Services, Statistical Design, and Quality Control
KAI Research, Inc., a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, provided an array of clinical research support services for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), which included monitoring quality assurance in Institute-sponsored clinical trials, development of a classification system of NINDS Research Projects; tracking clinical projects through the automated Clinical Information Project System (CLIPS); statistical and methodological support; data management services to the Specialized Program of Transitional Research in Acute Stroke (SPOTRIAS) network; and development of the NINDS Common Data Elements (CDE) data standards designed to facilitate data collection and data sharing.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical and Data Management Services
KAI Research, Inc., a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, was responsible for coordination of clinical and data management services for twenty-two Phase I and II clinical trials for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Trials Operations Support Center
KAI Research, Inc., a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, provides comprehensive support for the National Institute on Aging as the Institute’s Clinical Trials Operations Support Center. Activities include clinical trials operations support, quality assurance, safety-related operations support, statistical and methodological consultation, training, and maintenance of the NIA Human Intervention Studies database.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical and Data Management Services
KAI Research, Inc., a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, supported several clinical studies sponsored by NIMH under the Clinical and Data Management Services contract, including the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (MTA) Follow-up Study, the Risperidone and Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD) Study; and the Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters (TASA) Study.
National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Coordinating Center for the Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit (PPRU)
KAI, a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, served as the Coordinating Center (CC) for the Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit (PPRU) Network, providing personnel, facilities, and other services necessary to maintain and coordinate clinical treatment at 13 participating pediatric units.
Altarum provides technical support to the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Division of MCH Workforce Development and the MCHB Extramural Research Program through the Maternal and Child Health Training and Research Resource Center.
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 has been involved in several projects to assess and promote nutrition education programs targeting low-income families, including those eligible for the Special Supplemental Program for WIC.
Altarum provided logistics and planning support to the National Health Information Infrastructure Conference, a Secretarial Summit on Health Information Technology.
Altarum supports the work of the American Health Information Community (AHIC), chartered to promote the use of health information technologies, through the coordination and facilitation of numerous expert in-person and Web-based meetings.
Altarum manages the Learning Partnership, which is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Palladian Partners, an Altarum subsidiary, worked with the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Defense and 10 partnering organizations to develop branded promotional and meeting materials for the 2010 Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference and Exhibition.
U.S. Military Institutional Review Boards rely on science writers from Altarum’s subsidiary, Palladian Partners, to capture their human research discussions accurately and maintain strict confidentiality.
Altarum subsidiary Palladian Partners planned, created, and has been hosting a webinar series on earned media for the CDC since 2011.
Altarum operates the RCSP Technical Assistance Center for SAMHSA/CSAT, providing a wide range of recovery-oriented TA and training to this nationwide network of peer-run programs.
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.
Altarum supports the SAMHSA's Access to Recovery (ATR) grant program by providing technical assistance, training, publications and meeting support to help states, tribes, and community-based organizations develop recovery-oriented systems of care.