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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.
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 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.
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.
Health care consumers are adapting to significant changes in how they can seek and select care.
The Fall 2011 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions report covers several areas.
Interviewers from the Altarum Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care asked consumers on the streets of Washington, DC, questions about health care choices.
The Spring/Summer 2012 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions report covers several topics.
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.
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.”
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).
The Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology and Statistics Program supports MCH officials in their efforts to use data effectively.
Altarum estimated the potential cost of returning Veterans to DHHS-funded behavioral health care systems for ASPE.
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 assists Navy Medicine in quantitatively describing the quality of care being provided to obstetric inpatients in both Naval and private sector hospitals.