Evaluations at Westat test approaches governments, foundations, and businesses adopt to alleviate social problems. Westat studies how social programs are implemented, measures program effectiveness, and compares costs and benefits. This work helps clients to learn what works and make course corrections to better achieve their goals.
Advancing tobacco product regulation through researchRead The Feature
From nationwide behavioral health surveillance surveys to program-specific randomized control trial evaluations, Westat brings world-class experts and solutions to improve our country's response to behavioral health crises. We work with clinicians, researchers, and policymakers to build capacity for implementing, measuring, and continuously improving evidence-based practices, policies, and research. Our team includes leading substance use, abuse and addiction, traumatic stress, and mental health researchers and practitioners.
Using Data to Identify Opioid Hotspots: Westat at Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin SummitRead The Feature
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Stemming Opioid Overdose Deaths: Assessing ProvidersRead The Feature
Working closely with our clients, Westat conducts diverse and groundbreaking tobacco studies that explore the modern tobacco landscape. We inform and support policymakers, program officials, and scientific researchers in investigating various health and social aspects of tobacco use.
Westat’s interdisciplinary public health and epidemiology sector uses an evidence-based approach to prevent and detect diseases, injuries, and other conditions in order to improve health outcomes. Our success is reflected in the contributions our clients make to advancements in preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious and chronic diseases, particularly among vulnerable populations. Our public health staff have expertise in surveillance, program interventions, communication, evaluation, and research.