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Making Childbirth Safer for Navy Moms and Babies

Childbirth can be risky for mothers and babies, and although modern obstetrical care yields good outcomes for most, some births may end in injury or death.

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.

CCCHC Research Findings—Fall 2013

The fall 2013 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions is the fifth in an ongoing series of semiannual surveys produced by the Altarum Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care.

CCCHC Research Findings - Spring/Summer 2013

This report covers several areas. To begin, it describes consumer health characteristics, cost sharing, health care utilization, and general perceptions about satisfaction with care. Next, it describes consumers’ preferred roles in decisions about health care and characteristics associated with wanting an active role.

Altarum Comparison of Physician and Consumer Health Care Opinions - September 2012

Health care consumers are adapting to significant changes in how they can seek and select care.

Fall 2011 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions

The Fall 2011 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions report covers several areas.

View On-The-Street Consumer Interviews

Interviewers from the Altarum Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care asked consumers on the streets of Washington, DC, questions about health care choices.

Spring/Summer 2012 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions - August 2012

The Spring/Summer 2012 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions report covers several topics.

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.”

Guiding Development of a Research Agenda for Public Health Systems and Services Research

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).

Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology and Statistics Program

The Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology and Statistics Program supports MCH officials in their efforts to use data effectively.

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.

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.

Navy Obstetrics Adverse Outcome Indicators

Altarum assists Navy Medicine in quantitatively describing the quality of care being provided to obstetric inpatients in both Naval and private sector hospitals.

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