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Affordable Care Act & Title X Family Planning Services: How the Changing Healthcare Landscape Has Affected Service Use and Billing Practices

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June 30, 2017

To identify the barriers, strategies, and infrastructure required for Title X centers to contract with health insurers, as well as successful systems whereby Title X providers can provide confidential services while billing insurance for the visit, the Altarum, in partnership with the Urban Institute, conducted a qualitative case study inquiry of current practices of providers, states, and health plans that may inform future practice and policy.

The Promise and Challenge of Implementing A Community Health Worker Strategy To Reduce Infant Mortality

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October 1, 2016

The Promise and Challenge of Implementing A Community Health Worker Strategy To Reduce Infant Mortality

Trends In Complicated Newborn Hospital Stays & Costs, 2002–2009: Implications For The Future

Online Article

December 2, 2014

This paper assesses trends in complicated newborn hospital stays from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample all-payer administrative data.

Integrating Women’s Health into Schools of Public Health Curricula

PDF Publication

October 17, 2014

Women, it is said, hold up half the sky. Healthy women hold up a healthy world: they nurture and improve their own health and well-being, and that of children, families, and communities.

Focus on the Future: Revisiting the Family Planning Research Agenda

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October 17, 2014

This report summarizes the results of a literature review of recent family planning service delivery research (2003-2011) and presents areas for further research recommended by leading experts in the field.

The Health and Well-Being of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2011-2012

Online Article, PDF Publication

July 10, 2014

Published by HRSA's MCHB in June 2014, the chartbook is based on data from the latest round of the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH).

Short-Lived Success: Assessment of an Intervention to Improve Pregnancy Weight Gain in Colorado

Online Article, PDF Publication

April 15, 2014

Inadequate weight gain in pregnancy is a major contributor to low birth weight in Colorado, where the low birth weight rate is among the highest in the nation.

Altarum Policy Roundtable Report: Learning How Pediatric BMI Surveillance Can Lead to Approaches to Combating Childhood Obesity

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February 13, 2013

This Altarum Roundtable Report (in PDF) provides and in-depth summary of the November 7, 2011 Altarum Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Learning How Pediatric BMI Surveillance Can Lead to Approaches to Combating Childhood Obesity."

Impact of the Revised WIC Food Package on Small WIC Vendors: Insight From a Four-State Evaluation

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March 25, 2011

This report details the findings of an Altarum-led study to examine the impact of the changes to the WIC food package on small authorized WIC vendors in Colorado, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Environmental Scan of Physical Activity Practices and Resources in Washington, DC Child Care Centers

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December 15, 2010

This report details the methods and findings of an Altarum-led environmental assessment of District of Columbia child care centers.

Challenges and Opportunities Related to Implementation of Child Care Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies in Delaware

PDF Publication

May 24, 2010

This report contains the findings and recommendations offered following the conclusion of an Altarum focus group study with child care center directors, child care home providers, and parents of children in child care centers across the state of Delaware

Learning From State Surveillance Of Childhood Obesity

Online Article

March 2, 2010

This research, published in the March 2010 issue of Health Affairs (Health Affairs, 29, no. 3 (2010): 463-472) examines the lack of accurate data for measuring the childhood obesity epidemic in America and how state-level body mass index surveillance may be the best tool for gathering this information.

Child Health USA 2008-2009

Online Article

October 1, 2009

Produced by Altarum under contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, (MCHB), the 19th annual edition of the Child Health USA chartbook is now available, both online and in print.

Leveraging Public Health Infrastructure to Confront Childhood Obesity

Online Article, PDF Publication

May 13, 2009

This Altarum Roundtable report provides an in-depth summary of the May 13, 2009 Altarum Policy Roundtable entitled "Leveraging Public Health Infrastructure to Confront Childhood Obesity: New Methods for Combating the Epidemic."

Child Health USA 2007

Online Article

February 1, 2009

Produced by Altarum for 9 years running, the annual report on emerging issues and trends in children’s health includes statistics on a wide range health and wellness issues for each of the target populations of Title V funding.

Child Health USA 2006

PDF Publication

July 15, 2007

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau has released Child Health USA 2006. It is the 17th edition of the annual report on emerging issues and trends in children’s health and the 9th edition produced by Altarum.

Diet-Specific Social Support among Rural Adolescents

PDF Publication

June 22, 2007

The relationship among primary sources of social support in youths’ environments (family and friends) and eating behaviors (fat and fiber consumption) were examined in a sample of rural youth.

Research to Policy and Practice Forum: Periodontal Health and Birth Outcomes

PDF Publication

December 11, 2006

Increasing national awareness of the link between oral health and systemic health has highlighted the need to address the oral health requirements of pregnant women as a promising strategy for improving maternal and infant health.

Quality of Care for Children with ADHD in New York State Participating in Medicaid Managed Care: A Qualitative Assessment

PDF Publication

November 15, 2006

This report describes the findings and recommendations from an HSR study of the quality of care for children ages 6 to 12 years with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) participating in New York State's managed care program.

Virginia's Bright Futures Story

PDF Publication

February 15, 2006

Virginia adopted Bright Futures as the state child health standard, and the state has continued to champion Bright Futures through policy, training, education and outreach, collaborations, and service delivery.


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The Impact of Prescription Drug Rebates on Health Plans and Consumers

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Who benefits from manufacturer drug rebates? A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines the impact of behind-the-scenes rebates on both health plans and consumers.

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