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


Lessons for Using Community-Engaged Research to Improve Health Policy Decisions

December 04, 2020 | Report

In this report, Altarum along with our partner Public Agenda explore community-engaged research and how it can help marginalized members of a community have a voice in health policy decisions.

Diabetes Prevention Program attendance is associated with improved patient activation: Results from the Prediabetes Informed Decisions and Education (PRIDE) study

December 01, 2019 | Online Article

The Altarum Consumer Engagement (ACE) measure was used to calculate patient activation at both baseline and follow-up in a study examining the relationship between patient activation and Diabetes Prevention Program uptake and attendance.

Consumer-Centric Evaluation of Healthcare Price and Quality Transparency Tools

April 19, 2019 | Research Brief

In this report, Altarum researchers evaluate price transparency tools designed to help consumers make informed choices about where and from whom they receive health care. The findings may surprise you.

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.

Patient Commitment and Its Relationship to A1C

October 01, 2018 | Online Article

In this study, the commitment domain of the ACE Measure was used to identify the likelihood of successfully managing A1C in diabetes patients, as well as to identify patients who need additional support and clinic resources.

Price Transparency and Physician Quality Report Card 2017

November 08, 2017 | Report

Most states fail to provide consumers with the information they need to make informed health care choices and even fewer provide data on the price and quality of care together, according to a report by independent nonprofit organizations Altarum and Catal

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.

Technical Notes on Triangle of Painful Choices

June 06, 2016 | Research Brief

The triangle of painful choices was first introduced in August 2012 as a tool to provide insights about what rate of growth in health spending would be sustainable in the long term.