We specialize in helping state health agencies create and implement solutions to address health disparities and rising costs, particularly due to chronic conditions. Results of our work can be seen from California and Texas to Minnesota and Maine. What sets us apart? Many of us are former state health administrators and program directors. We understand the challenges states face, and work every day to achieve better outcomes.
Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption
Altarum helps providers comply with Meaningful Use and improve the quality, efficiency, and security of their operations.
Michigan Disease Surveillance System
To prepare Michigan for tomorrow’s public health challenges, Altarum is modernizing the state’s disease surveillance system with an innovative architecture and expanded monitoring and reporting capabilities.
Detroit Opioid Prevention Collaborative
We led a community partnership that equips professionals with the training and tools they need to reduce opioid abuse and save lives.
Michigan Syndromic Surveillance System (MSSS)
Syndromic surveillance detects unusual or sudden increases in patients reporting symptoms that could signal public health threats—providing states with an early warning before diagnoses are available.
Tara Fowler - PhD, MPH, CPH
Vice President, Population HealthAreas of Expertise
- Applied Research and Analytics
- Maternal and Child Health
- Qualitative Research
Tara Fowler leads Altarum's population health work, including in the areas of community health, applied research and analytics, and delivery systems transformation. She has led a variety of multifaceted quantitative and qualitative research projects that deliver insights to leaders of government health agencies, from the Defense Health Agency to the Health Resources and Services Administration. Her recent work includes an evaluation of a HRSA-funded program implemented in 16 states to improve oral health of low-income pregnant women and infants. Tara holds a PhD in public health from the University of South Florida.
Maggie Fairchild - MPH
Director, State GrowthAreas of Expertise
- Partnership Development
- Proposal Management
- Medicaid Managed Care
Maggie Fairchild is an accomplished business strategist and project manager with over 12 years of experience driving large-scale projects in managed care and public health settings. She has experience in business development and growth initiatives including partnership development, market research, and writing, managing, and procuring managed care proposals for state Medicaid, CHIP, and Long-term Services and Support programs. She has also held positions in public health program evaluation, health communications, and marketing. Maggie holds a master’s degree in public health from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University.