Altarum Institute Research and Demonstration Program
In mid-2011, Altarum Institute launched a new phase of its research and demonstration program with the creation of four internal research centers.
These centers are focused on “critical systems issues”—drivers of broader, systemic reform. Through novel research, practical demonstration, and targeted policy advocacy, each center is delivering the insight, evidence, and policy models needed to accomplish meaningful and sustained reform of our health and health care systems. The work of these centers is supported with a 5-year multimillion dollar funding commitment from Altarum as well as philanthropic donations.
Each of these centers will address pressing, large-scale societal needs. While these needs are far larger than any one institution can address, there is every expectation that Altarum's work will provide new insight and new approaches into solving some of the most critical systems problems confronting human health.
The Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care is making it possible for every health care decision to be informed by individual preferences regarding benefits, risks, and price. The Center bridges the employer, research and policy communities to measure, monitor, and investigate dynamic changes in consumer involvement in health care, focusing on the process by which individuals and communities become active decisionmakers in health care.
The Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care is led by Dr. Wendy Lynch and Dr. Brad Smith. To learn more about the ongoing work of the Center, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness is helping the United States achieve social arrangements that ensure that, when we must live with serious chronic illnesses associated with advancing age, we can count on living meaningfully and comfortably, at a sustainable cost to our families, and society. Through its research, demonstrations, public education, and leadership engagement activities, the Center works to catalyze dramatic improvements in the quality of life, quality of care, and costs of services for this time of life.
The Center for Healthy Child and Youth Development works to ensure that children leave their formative years healthy, with what they need to achieve their full potential. Working simultaneously as a research center, technical assistance provider, policy catalyst and advocate, and partner to organizations with similar goals, the center examines, demonstrates, and supports chronic disease prevention efforts designed to promote healthy children and youth.
The Center for Healthy Child and Youth Development is led by Lincoln Smith, Altarum President and CEO and Acting Director of the Center, and Karah Mantinan, M.P.H., R.D., Deputy Director of the Center. To learn more about the ongoing work of the center, please email email@example.com.
The Center for Sustainable Health Spending informs and guides the nation as it makes a critical transition to a sustainable rate of growth in health spending. Working with policy makers, researchers, and economists, the Center analyzes and tracks health spending, researches and develops new approaches to defining and achieving sustainable rates of spending growth, and advocates for evidence-based policy changes that will improve the nation’s financial and population health status.
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