This Month's Feature

Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Westat assesses the impact of behavioral health issues and how to address those challenges.

Evaluating the Success of a Culturally Targeted Treatment Program

Volviendo a Vivir is an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and HIV counseling and testing services program in Washington, DC, that targets recently incarcerated ex-offenders in the Latino community. Is it a success? Westat evaluated its outcomes.

Innovative App to Help with Stress

Depressed? Anxious? Having negative thoughts or feelings? There's relief right at your fingertips with a new mobile app developed by Westat for the Center for Mental Health Services. It's an innovative resource for coping with challenging and stressful situations.

Investigating How Medicaid-Managed Plans Coordinate Behavioral Treatments

Have Medicaid-managed care plans developed innovative approaches to coordinating care for people with chronic physical illnesses and behavioral health conditions? Westat will investigate the issue and report on our findings.


Surveying Minnesotans About Substance Use and Mental Health Issues


Westat will conduct a statewide telephone survey of Minnesota adults to collect data about substance use and mental health. The data will help to determine treatment needs for substance use and mental health disorders.

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National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Draws Westat Research


Westat staff will be attending and participating at the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 30-May 2, 2014. This year's theme is Making Meaningful Connections. The conference will also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

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NHLBI-UnitedHealth Global Health Meeting Draws Westat


Westat staff will join National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-
UnitedHealth Global Health Program members at the 9th and Final Semi-Annual Steering Committee meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, April 13-16, 2014.

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