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Altarum Policy Roundtable Report: Learning How Pediatric BMI Surveillance Can Lead to Approaches to Combating Childhood Obesity
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."
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.
Environmental Scan of Physical Activity Practices and Resources in Washington, DC Child Care Centers
December 15, 2010
This report details the methods and findings of an Altarum-led environmental assessment of District of Columbia child care centers.
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.
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."
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.
December 22, 2005
This publication takes advantage of the groundbreaking National Survey of Children's Health, conducted for the first time in 2003, to assess the health and well-being of children in urban, large rural, and small rural areas on a national level.
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.
How Much Does the U.S. Spend on Prescription Drugs? A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines how "non-retail" spending is allocated across national health account services categories.