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The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth

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April 24, 2018

The United States economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment, according to a national study released by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Altarum.

The Business Case for Expanding Opportunity and Equity in Texas

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March 20, 2017

If current gaps in education, health, and income don’t narrow among people of color in Texas, the future economic stakes are high.

Addressing the Unmet Medical and Social Needs of Complex Patients

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February 1, 2017

Models of care that are data driven, tailored to patient needs and integrate care from healthcare and social service providers are extremely promising and deserve the sustained attention of policymakers and advocates.

The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan

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May 29, 2015

Drawing research from a range of sources, including The Johns Hopkins University, the Altarum and consultants from Michigan State University, Brandeis University and Harvard University, this report estimates the potential economic benefits of seizing opportunities in actively promoting equity and addressing racial and ethnic inequities in Michigan.

Building the Evidence Base for Population-Level Interventions - Barriers and Opportunities

Online Article, PDF Publication

April 1, 2015

Population-level interventions focused on policy, systems, and environmental change strategies are increasingly being used to affect and improve the health of populations.

Economic Impact of Closing the Minority Earnings Gap

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October 24, 2013

There is a substantial earnings gap between non‐Hispanic whites and persons of color in the U.S. that applies to males and females across all ages.

The Business Case for Racial Equity

PDF Publication

October 24, 2013

Striving for racial equity – a world where race is no longer a factor in the distribution of opportunity – is a matter of social justice. But moving toward racial equity can generate significant economic returns as well.

Disparities in Postpartum Depression Prevalence Affect Women Participating in WIC

Online Article

February 21, 2013

Postpartum depression is estimated to occur among 10–20% of new mothers and has long been known to differentially affect low-income women.

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.

Decent Care Values: A Demonstration in Palliative Care - Final Report March 2012

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October 5, 2012

Health care is in crisis worldwide, with millions suffering from life-limiting illness and disease. Many current health care models exclude or mute the voices of those they serve, resulting in sub-optimal care and outcomes.

The Role of Partnerships in Community Intervention Programs: New Insights from Case Studies

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June 30, 2011

Case studies were undertaken of coalitions, direct service providers, a national professional association, and national advocacy organizations to explore how partnerships were used to address complex health issues at local, regional, and national levels.

Roundtable: Public Health, Wellness, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund

Online Article, PDF Publication

April 5, 2011

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the March 29, 2011 Altarum Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Public Health, Wellness, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund: How Health Reform Seeks to Transform Health Care and Reduce Costs."

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.

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.

Policy Roundtable Report: From Right to Responsibility

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June 17, 2010

This Altarum Policy Roundtable Report (in PDF) provides and in-depth summary of the June 17, 2010 Altarum Policy Roundtable entitled "From Right to Responsibility-What Does the "American Experience" Mean For the Success of Health Care Reform?"

Altarum Research Report 2009

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December 1, 2009

Altarum has published its first annual Research Report, “Innovation, Health, and Equity – Taking a Systems Approach to Health and Economic Vitality,” with original research by Altarum’s three Distinguished Scholars and Research Directors.

Webcast: Immigrant Health -- Issues of Access and Equity in a New Era


September 15, 2009

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the September 15, 2009 Altarum Policy Roundtable entitled "Immigrant Health: Issues of Access and Equity in a New Era."

Three Key Attributes for Financially Sound and Effective Health Reform

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June 18, 2009

Altarum's Distinguished Scholars and Research Directors have released research addressing the three critical attributes Altarum believes must be addressed in health reform to achieve financial stability and better health outcomes for all Americans.

Measuring Human Development in America: Understanding How America Is, and Is Not, the Land of the "Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise"

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October 23, 2008

This Roundtable Report summarizes the October 23, 2008, Altarum Policy Roundtable featuring Sarah Burd-Sharps, Kristen Lewis, and Sherry Glied, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

Determinants of U.S. Population Health: Translating Research Into Future Policies

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November 28, 2007

On November 28, 2007, Altarum hosted Dr. David A. Kindig and Dr. J. Michael McGinnis at an Altarum Policy Roundtable to share their knowledge of the determinants of population health and the policy implications of this knowledge.


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Health Sector Trend Report, March 2018

Health Sector Trend Reports

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

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