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The Promise and Challenge of Implementing A Community Health Worker Strategy To Reduce Infant Mortality

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October 1, 2016

The Promise and Challenge of Implementing A Community Health Worker Strategy To Reduce Infant Mortality

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."

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.

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.

Learning From State Surveillance Of Childhood Obesity

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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.

Quality of Care for Children with ADHD in New York State Participating in Medicaid Managed Care: A Qualitative Assessment

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November 15, 2006

This report describes the findings and recommendations from an HSR study of the quality of care for children ages 6 to 12 years with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) participating in New York State's managed care program.

South Carolina's Bright Futures Story

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February 15, 2006

Bright Futures uses a developmentally based approach to address children’s physical and psychosocial needs within the context of their families and communities.

Georgia's Bright Futures Story

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February 15, 2006

In this report, HSR discusses how Georgia has used Bright Futures as part of an overall effort to improve child health indicators.

Virginia's Bright Futures Story

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February 15, 2006

Virginia adopted Bright Futures as the state child health standard, and the state has continued to champion Bright Futures through policy, training, education and outreach, collaborations, and service delivery.

Washington State's Bright Futures Story

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February 15, 2006

In order to integrate Bright Futures into state child health promotion efforts, Washington State has used several different approaches, including ongoing support for a major university to provide leadership for Bright Futures activities.

Louisiana's Bright Futures Story

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February 15, 2006

In Louisiana, Bright Futures has evolved to meet the needs and requirements of a changing public health system.

Maine's Bright Futures Story

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February 15, 2006

In this report, HSR describes how Maine has used Bright Futures as a standard of care for public health insurance programs.

Using Bright Futures in Public Health Efforts to Promote Child Health: Findings from Six Case Studies

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January 15, 2006

The Bright Futures for Infants, Children, and Adolescents Initiative was launched to improve the quality of health services for children through health promotion and disease prevention.

The Health and Well-being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of a Nation 2005

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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.

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Ohio

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Altarum helped Lorain County, Ohio create a roadmap for addressing the opioid crisis, beginning with a comprehensive assessment to determine challenges and gaps that were hindering the community's ability to respond at full capacity.

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