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PerspectiveChild Seat Inspection Stations: Why Are They Underused?
Child safety seats save lives; their use in passenger cars has been shown to reduce fatal injury by 71% for infants and by 54% for…
PerspectiveConducting National Surveys in the Age of COVID-19
Conducting data collection for national surveys during a crisis is not unusual. Hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, civil unrest, and other emergency situations have posed challenges to…
PerspectiveContinuing the Conversation
Once the fourth leading cause of death worldwide, HIV infection is now a manageable condition. But as many as 50,000 new HIV infections occur each…
Young Children’s Consumption of 100% Fruit Juice by Racial-Ethnic Characteristics of Their Mothers
March 28, 2023
Congress authorized the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) as a pilot program in 1972 and made WIC permanent in 1974.…
CDISC Conformance and Compliance: So Many Resources, So Little Time!
February 9, 2023
Implementing the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) standards required for data management, programming, documentation, and eCTD data submission can be challenging for many reasons…
How Will the Marine Corps Integrate Men and Women at Recruit Training?
January 30, 2023
Marine Corps recruit training is every bit as intense as it looks. Each morning starts hours before sunrise with a chorus of screaming drill instructors…
Solving the Challenges to Clinical Trial Research in an Uncertain Economy
January 10, 2023
The global pandemic, in its early stages, brought a hailstorm of challenges to businesses, including the business of conducting clinical trials. While our Westat colleagues…
Westat Field Data Collectors: Collecting Data to Improve Lives
December 16, 2022
Field data collectors are a vital part of research. They gather data from study respondents or make observations that, ultimately, help inform policymakers about what…
National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day
November 1, 2022
Over the last 30 years, men who have sex with men (MSM) have been disproportionately affected by HIV. We have come a long way from…
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
October 4, 2022
Over the past 17 years, the proportion of people living with HIV (PLWH) over the age of 50 has more than doubled—from 29 percent in…
Collecting Car Seat Use Data to Help Save Lives
September 20, 2022
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and injuries for children, but these can be largely prevented by placing children in the rear…
Raising Awareness of Aging Adults with HIV
September 19, 2022
Over the past 17 years, the proportion of people living with HIV age 50 and older has more than doubled—jumping from 29% in 2005 to…
How a Confidentiality Toolkit Helps Government Programs Share Data Responsibly
September 12, 2022
Americans who receive government services are often enrolled in multiple programs with each program requiring them to supply personal information to obtain benefits. This duplication…
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