Our research is used by government agencies, foundations, and others to advance better health policies and programs.


Access to Behavioral Health Care in Michigan, 2019 Data Update

December 13, 2022 | Report

Funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, the new report uses 2019 data to provide a picture of behavioral health access in Michigan just prior to the pandemic.

The Obesity Epidemic in Marion County and Indiana

March 25, 2019 | Report

In this comprehensive review and critical analysis of the literature, Altarum identified recommended and promising strategies to address obesity in five key settings.

Family Planning Confidential: A Qualitative Research Study on the Implications of the ACA

September 27, 2018 | Online Article

Despite additional revenue sources that have emerged since the passage of the ACA, Title X funding may remain critical for clients who need safe, affordable, and confidential care.

The Business Case For Racial Equity: A Strategy For Growth

April 24, 2018 | Report

The US economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration, and employment, according to research by Altarum.

The Economic Benefits of Preventing Childhood Lead Exposure

August 30, 2017 | Report

10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure, a report by the Health Impact Project, examines the issue and calls for more institutional action.

Affordable Care Act & Title X Family Planning Services

June 30, 2017 | Report

This report presents the results of this study and the implications for state health insurance law and regulations, the health insurance system, and the contracting and billing practices of Title X-funded health centers.

Confidentiality: Opportunities and Barriers for Family Planning

February 08, 2017 | Report

Altarum and Urban conducted qualitative case studies in 10 states across the U.S. to assess the impact of health systems changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act on Title X-funded family planning health centers.

Right Place, Right Time

January 17, 2017 | Report

This report focuses on the needs of lower-income consumers, Medicaid beneficiaries, the uninsured, caregivers, and Spanish speakers, and how health care information can be delivered at the right place and right time to maximize consumer value.