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

PDF Publication

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.

Sexual Health Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

December 1, 2016

Altarum creates systems-based solutions to promote sexual health and well-being across the lifespan.

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.

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

PDF Publication

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.

Down The Rabbit Hole: A Chronic Pain Sufferer Navigates The Maze Of Opioid Use

Online Article

July 8, 2014

I have never been one to visit my primary care physician regularly. For many years I kept healthy, with periodic visits to local urgent care facilities for my minor health care woes.

Tradeoffs in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Treatment, and Research

Online Article

June 16, 2013

It is widely believed that the US health care system needs to transition from a culture of reactive treatment of disease to one of proactive prevention.

Steering Employees Toward Safer Care

PDF Publication

November 28, 2012

Coinciding with the release of the fall 2012 results on, Altarum has released a new white paper describing strategies employers can use to increase the safety and quality of hospital care their employees receive and describes successful approaches used by leading employers across the United States. Read the full report, Steering Employees Toward Safer Care.

An Overview of Initiatives to Promote Health and Wellness

PDF Publication

October 23, 2012

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

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

PDF Publication

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."

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.

Shelter-in-Place versus Evacuation Decision Making: A Systematic Approach for Healthcare Facilities

Online Article

October 20, 2010

There is little guidance to assist healthcare facility planners to make a shelter-in-place versus evacuation decision in response to a hurricane and associated flooding emergencies or wildfires.

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

Altarum Research Report 2009

PDF Publication

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."

Congressional Testimony on the Altarum Veterans Transition to Community Project

PDF Publication

June 24, 2009

The following document is the testimony of Altarum President and CEO Lincoln Smith on the Altarum Veterans Transition to Community Project for the Subcommittee on Health House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Three Key Attributes for Financially Sound and Effective Health Reform

PDF Publication

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.

Statement of Mr. John King Before the Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

PDF Publication

May 19, 2009

The Co-Director of the Altarum Veterans Community Action Teams Mission Project (“VCAT”), John King, testified before the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee.

Guidelines for Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 Testing: Biologic and Methodologic Considerations

Online Article

March 10, 2009

The goal of this review is to systematically address a number of issues raised in the American Society of Clinical Oncology–College of American Pathologists (ASCO-CAP) guidelines on testing for the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) alteration


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The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth

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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.

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