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April 26, 2012
Combining elements of an informal book club meeting and an intriguing policy seminar, guest authors Muriel Gillick, Susan Jacoby, Joanne Lynn, Francine Russo, and Cheryl Woodson spoke about their work, experiences and the compelling stories that led to publications with profound implications for public policy.
April 23, 2012
This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the March 29, 2012 Altarum Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Theirs for the Choosing: Can Informed Consumers Transform Health Care?"
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.
January 12, 2012
Wisconsin participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) showed a generally positive response to the revised WIC food package, this study found.
October 21, 2011
There is a widely held perception that the U.S. health care system needs to transition from a culture of reactive treatment of disease to one of proactive disease prevention and wellness promotion.
The Growth In Cost Per Case Explains Far More Of US Health Spending Increases Than Rising Disease Prevalence
September 1, 2011
Some prior research has suggested that health spending for many diseases has been driven more by increases in so-called treated prevalence—the number of people receiving treatment for a given condition—than by increases in cost per case. Our study reached a different conclusion.
July 1, 2011
Over an 18-month period, Altarum provided Lean training and technical assistance to FQHC staff members, enabling them to analyze complex procedures and interactions, identify root causes of problems, and test changes and solutions.
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.
June 30, 2011
Altarum worked with the FQHC and its two community-based partner health organizations, providing strategic planning and evaluation support and conducting a qualitative case study to track the impact of the pilot program on patients and staff members.
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."
March 25, 2011
This report details the findings of an Altarum-led study to examine the impact of the changes to the WIC food package on small authorized WIC vendors in Colorado, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
February 25, 2011
These multimedia archives from the Altarum WIC Food Package Evaluation Symposium include videos, presentation slides, and transcripts of the event.
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.
February 12, 2011
The research described in this report was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and was conducted by Altarum and RAND Health, a division of the RAND Corporation.The RAND/Altarum team conducted this study between August 2006 and November 2010.
January 27, 2011
Altarum’s Systems Research and Initiatives group has produced a series of in-depth publications designed to help health care providers understand “what works” in health care.
Webcast: The Promise of New Technologies in Providing Behavioral Health Treatment for Service Members
January 13, 2011
This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the December 1, 2010 Altarum Health Policy Forum Roundtable entitled "The Promise of New Technologies in Providing Behavioral Health Treatment for Service Members."
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.
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.
August 13, 2010
This Altarum Policy Roundtable Report (in PDF) provides an in-depth summary of the March 23, 2010 Altarum Policy Roundtable entitled "Can WIC Play a Role In Stemming the Childhood Obesity Epidemic."
Who benefits from manufacturer drug rebates? A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines the impact of behind-the-scenes rebates on both health plans and consumers.