Altarum’s internally funded research and development program is designed to build a base of knowledge and innovative tools that we apply in our work; to promote a culture of intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurship, and partnership; and to enhance the innovative and objective health systems research that we conduct. The research and development program is guided by Altarum’s strategic research and investment plan, which identifies three research focus areas: culture of health, health equity, and innovative care delivery.
We believe that in order to create sustainable, equitably distributed value in the health and health care systems in the United States, the system itself must change. The change that the Institute seeks to catalyze is focused where system leverage is at its highest, in both upstream determinants (culture of health) and downstream health care (innovative care delivery). The policy and technical interventions that the Institute looks to develop, demonstrate, and deploy as a result of its research agenda must lead not only to greater overall outcomes in health and quality of life, but also to improved distributional equity in opportunities for health for all segments of society (health equity).