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2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults

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June 24, 2014

The goals of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) are to prevent cardiovascular diseases; improve the management of people who have these diseases through professional education and research; and develop guidelines, standards, and policies that promote optimal patient care and cardiovascular health.

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."

An Overview of Initiatives to Promote Health and Wellness

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October 23, 2012

Altarum has a long history of successfully supporting and spearheading a broad range of important public health initiatives.

State Efforts to Address Obesity Prevention in Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

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January 15, 2012

This report provides an in-depth look at how states are incorporating obesity prevention into their Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs) for child care facilities.

WIC Food Package Evaluation Symposium Proceedings Report

PDF Publication, Podcast

February 25, 2011

The Altarum WIC Food Package Evaluation Symposium, held on November 30, 2010 in Washington, D.C., was a conference to aid researchers, policymakers, and program administrators in understanding the impact of the new WIC food package on participants, communities, and nutrition policy.

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

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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.

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."

State-led Efforts in Obesity Prevention: How Do We Know What Works?

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March 13, 2008

This Policy Roundtable Report summarizes the March13, 2008, Altarum Policy Roundtable in which guest speaker Dr. Matt Longjohn shared his thoughts on future directions in childhood obesity surveillance.

Overweight and Physical Activity Among Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2005

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December 22, 2005

Using data from the groundbreaking National Survey of Children’s Health, this chartbook reports on the prevalence of overweight children, as well as the levels of physical activity among children and their families at the national and state levels.

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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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