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Affordable Care Act & Title X Family Planning Services: How the Changing Healthcare Landscape Has Affected Service Use and Billing Practices
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 28, 2012
Coinciding with the release of the fall 2012 results on HospitalSafetyScore.com, 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.
October 23, 2012
Altarum has a long history of successfully supporting and spearheading a broad range of important public health initiatives.
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.
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."
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.
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
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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
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
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.