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


The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan

May 29, 2015 | Report

This report estimates the potential economic benefits of seizing opportunities in actively promoting equity and addressing racial and ethnic inequities in Michigan.

Building the Evidence Base for Population-Level Interventions

March 31, 2015 | Online Article

This article describes the creation of a resource that helps public health practitioners use current evidence for strategic decision making while building the evidence base for population-level interventions.

Focus on the Future: Revisiting the Family Planning Research Agenda

October 17, 2014 | Report

This report, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, summarizes the status of recent family planning service delivery research that has been conducted to identify areas for further investigation.

Integrating Women’s Health into the Curricula of Public Health Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

October 17, 2014 | Research Brief

This brief explores efforts to advance women’s health within the curriculum of public health schools.

The MCH Training Program: Developing MCH leaders that are equipped for the changing health care landscape

August 06, 2014 | Online Article

This article examines the success of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau’s MCH Training Program in producing the next generation of MCH leaders, equipped with interdisciplinary, leadership skills necessary for the changing health care landscape.

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.

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.

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.