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The Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures

June 17, 2014 | Research Brief

Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updates their historical and projected estimates of national health expenditures (NHE), including spending on prescription drugs.

Dignity-Driven Decision Making: What Is It and Why Is It So Important?

June 11, 2014 | Online Article

Dignity-driven decision making (DDDM) is beginning to move into wider circulation in the U.S. health care system, driven by an accelerating push on two fronts.

Examining WIC Utilization in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior’s 2014 WIC Supplement

May 15, 2014 | Online Article

Altarum contributed two articles to the WIC Supplement of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior that examine how technology affects participant use of benefits.

Accessibility and Preferred Use of Online Web Applications Among WIC Participants With Internet Access

April 24, 2014 | Online Article

This study examines technology use of clients in the western WIC region and the preferences of these clients for using new technologies to interact with WIC.

Opportunities To Enhance American Indian Access To The WIC Food Package

March 12, 2014 | Report

Altarum partnered with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona to conduct this community-based participatory study.

Getting The Treatment You Want: Is Anyone Listening?

December 23, 2013 | Online Article

Disparities in Postpartum Depression Prevalence affect Women Participating in WIC

December 17, 2013 | Online Article

This study examines the prevalence and correlates of postpartum depressive symptoms (PDS) among women with a recent live birth and specifically among women participating in and eligible for SNAP and WIC.

The Business Case for Racial Equity 2013

October 24, 2013 | N/A