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Westat assesses the impact of behavioral health issues and how to address those challenges.
For SAMHSA's Knowledge Application Program (KAP), Westat integrates information about best practices in behavioral health into products that help the range of stakeholders, from individuals, family members, and service providers, to the community at large about trauma, mental illness, and substance use disorders.
What's the best way to help people who have experienced the damaging effects of interpersonal violence, abuse, or trauma? One approach is to reach out to the community. Westat is exploring training and assistance efforts to build a public health strategy for healing.
The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's (CSAP's) mission is to prevent and reduce the abuse of illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. How has it met its strategic plan's goals and objectives? Westat is on deck to collect data, perform analysis, and report on the center's overall program performance and effectiveness.
David Morganstein, Westat Vice President and Director of the Statistical Staff, was elected the 110th president of the American Statistical Association (ASA). He will begin serving as the ASA president-elect January 1, 2014, and will become ASA president January 1, 2015.Continue reading David Morganstein Elected President of the American Statistical Association
A contingent of Westat staff will participate at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Boston, Massachusetts, May 16-19, 2013. The theme of this year's conference is Asking Critical Questions: Toward a Sustainable Future for Public Opinion and Social Research. Westat staff will present papers, briefs, and posters, as well as serve as session moderators.Continue reading AAPOR to Feature Westat Expertise
Westat collaborated with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on a study that explored the relationship between student coursetaking and achievement in two mathematics courses. The findings appear in Algebra I and Geometry Curricula: Results from the 2005 High School Transcript Mathematics Curriculum Study, which was released at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on March 12, 2013.Continue reading Math Course Titles ≠ Course Content, Study Finds
Several Westat researchers will be giving presentations, conducting workshops, or chairing sessions at this year's American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. The theme for this year's meeting is Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis. The meeting will be held in San Francisco, California, April 27-May 1, 2013.Continue reading Annual Education Research Meeting Draws Westat Expertise