Children

A growing number of children in the US face a variety of health challenges, from poor nutrition to dental disease. Altarum brings together technology, insight, and domain expertise to reverse these trends, particularly for the most vulnerable in society.

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Carley Kirk

Carley Kirk - MS, RDH

Deputy Director, Healthy Women and Children

Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Quality Improvement 
  • Medical Education
  • Children's Oral Health 

Carley leads Altarum's SmileConnect® program, an integrated care model that increases access of low-income children to oral health care through continuing medical education and technology that facilitates referrals and coordinates community dental health resources. Carley holds a master’s degree in health education and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan.

Linnea Sallack

Linnea Sallack - MPH, RD

Director, Healthy Women and Children

Areas of Expertise
  • Food and Nutrition Programs
  • Program Implementation
  • Nutrition Behaviors

Linnea is a former WIC program director of California, and has since dedicated her career to helping federal, state, and local nutrition and food assistance agencies develop and implement strategies that strengthen their programs. She is a registered dietitian and holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Berkeley.