About Altarum

"The Altarum team’s deep expertise in the field of public health, combined with the relentless commitment to improving health care service delivery, sets them apart. The phenomenal work they have done this year  –  as told through the stories in this impact report  –  is a testament to their dedication and passion for making a positive impact on the communities we serve. With our experienced leadership team, I am confident Altarum will continue to drive impactful change and bring our vision for better health for all to life."

- Dr. Guy Fish
CEO, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Altarum Board of Trustees
Michael Monson
President and CEO

A Future of Better Health for All

“Dedication, direction, delivery” captures the meaningful impacts made by Altarum to improve the health of individuals with fewer financial resources and populations disenfranchised by the health care system.

As we work hand-in-glove with partners across federal and state agencies, as well as foundations and other key stakeholders, we are guided by our shared dedication to ensuring a future of better health for all. The stories in this impact report demonstrate the progress made by Altarum in 2022, as well as that made by our subsidiaries Palladian Partners and Altarum Medicare-Medicaid Services for States (AMMS).

We work in a rapidly changing health care landscape — one in which we must always be working to remain at the forefront of new channels of innovation, providing direction for policy implementation and progress. One of the most significant challenges currently faced by state Medicaid leaders is the unwinding of policies enacted in support of the Covid-19 public health emergency. In this report, we share how Altarum’s proactive operational planning support is helping states get ahead of this transition and ensure seamless health insurance coverage for Kentuckians.

Another emerging issue for states is the need for expanded capacity and expertise to improve care for dually eligible individuals. In response, we launched AMMS and developed a policy roadmap demonstrating how to include Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans. Altarum thought leaders also provided actionable strategies to improve maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes by exploring public health and health care integration — a perspective that our combined expertise in MCH, public health, and service delivery makes us uniquely positioned to offer.

Even as we explore new innovations, we continue to deliver impact in our foundational areas of focus. In 2022, we helped our clients make significant progress— from addressing adolescent depression in rural Michigan through our RAD-IT program to identifying barriers to care for women Veterans utilizing Veterans Health Administration services.

Our impact is vast. We created unified, forward-thinking messaging for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Safe to Sleep® program to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, influenced new water-shutoff protections in the city of Philadelphia, and advanced sexual health for all Americans through the CDC-funded National Coalition for Sexual Health.

As Altarum continues to evolve, we are humbled by the expanding reach of our efforts, grateful for the opportunity to make a larger impact, and dedicated to continuing to deliver on our mission. Our dedication was demonstrated in 2022 through contract awards from the Department of Health and Human Services and HL7 International, invitations to contribute testimony and industry perspectives, and in October, an award from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

The impact Altarum was able to make in 2022 is due to our phenomenal team — a dynamic group of people rich in lived experiences and perspectives. As we continue to grow, we invite you to join us on this journey. We are confident that with our team, our supportive Board of Trustees, and our trusted partners, we will continue to advance our mission, push the boundaries of what is possible, and make a real difference in the lives of people and communities.

Michael Monson

Michael Monson
President and CEO

  • Better value and
    health for all.

  • Mission

    Our mission is to improve the health of individuals who have fewer financial resources and populations disenfranchised by the health care system.

  • Established and trusted partner to states, federal agencies, and philanthropic organizations.

  • Experts in publicly funded health care serving clients across the health care continuum — patients, providers, community, payers, policymakers.

  • 300+

    team members nationwide — from clinicians and data scientists to research and policy experts, to communicators and implementers.

  • Expertise in public health and health care delivery with technology development and implementation, practice transformation, training and technical assistance, quality improvement, data analytics, and applied research and evaluation.

Delivering Insights that Inspire

Government agencies, foundations, and other organizations use our research, analytics, and expert perspectives to inform and advance better health policies and programs

Delivering Excellence Together

Palladian Partners, a subsidiary of Altarum, is passionate about health and science communications. We partner with mission-driven organizations to craft inspiring communications strategies.

Altarum Medicare Medicaid Services for States (AMMS) is a new non-profit organization that helps states create financially sustainable solutions to advance health, health equity, wellness, and independent living for dually eligible individuals.