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.
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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.