2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition

November 4, 2017 to November 8, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia

Westat is participating in a number of ways at the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition November 4-8, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. We are a Silver sponsor to this premier event on public health.

This year’s conference theme is Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health. To that end, Westat staff are sharing their research insight on a range of topics, including culturally effective communication for African American families affected by breast cancer to screening for behavioral health in primary care settings.

Westat is also providing conference leadership:

  • Maurice C. Johnson, Jr. – Committee of Membership Chair; CHPPD Section Councilor
  • Chandria D. Jones – HIIT Section Councilor – Elect
  • Brenda A. Leath – HIIT Section Governing Councilor

Our staff (names in bold) are contributing a variety of materials (see below) as well. See the online program for details.

Limaya Atembina, Glynis Jones, Caroline Mattey, Garrett Moran, Joshua Noda, and Rebecca Noftsinger. (Poster). Technical assistance needs associated with administering medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in rural primary care practices.

Claire Berman and Megan Reznick. (Video). Faces of PHACS.

Christine Borger,  Nancy Weinfield, Shannon E. Whaley, Lorrene Ritchie, and Laurie May. (Poster). Breastfeeding among women on WIC: A public health success story.

Megan Edmonds and Chandria D. Jones. (Presentation). Culturally effective communication for African American families impacted by breast cancer.

Sarah Ivan, Victoria LeGarde, Sandeep Kasat, Molly Lowe, and Kim Dash. (Presentation). Using prescription drug monitoring program data to inform prevention planning.

Brenda A. Leath. (Session Moderator). Conference of Emeritus Session: Protection against identity theft and medical identify theft.

Brenda A. Leath. (Session Moderator). Strategies for promoting health equity through community engagement.

Norah Mulvaney-Day, Tina Marshall, Kathryn Piscopo, Neil Korsen, Sean Lynch, Lucy Karnell, Garrett Moran, Allen Daniels, and Shoma Ghose. (Presentation). Screening for behavioral health conditions in primary care settings: A review of the literature.

Courtney Paolicelli, Nancy Weinfield, and Shannon E. Whaley. (Presentation).  Mom knows best: How do mothers perceive WIC breastfeeding support and other program benefits?

Vibha Vij, Rachel Cohen, Gregg H. Gilbert, Jeffrey Fellows, Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski, Valeria Gordan, Rahma Mungia, Sonia Makhija, Kimberly Johnson, and Sarah Basile. (Poster). Implementation of a web-based integrated IT system to support the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.

May Yamate. (Session Moderator). ATOD prevention policies across communities.