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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…
Alcohol and Pregnancy: Ways Health Providers Can Better Intervene
September 1, 2023
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) is an umbrella term describing the range of lifelong physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities that can occur in an individual…
National Health Center Week: August 6-12, 2023
July 31, 2023
As children across the country are getting ready to go back to school, the National Association of Community Health Centers is promoting National Health Center…
Post-Pandemic Health Care Challenge: Nurse Shortage
June 27, 2023
The health care workforce—physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals—has experienced cyclical shortages in the U.S. over many decades. Short-staffed facilities increase the workload of existing…
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…
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…
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…
Household Travel Surveys: Informing Transportation Planners on Future Needs
September 9, 2022
Westat’s research experts in household travel and travel behavior have conducted travel surveys for decades for federal, state, and local government agencies, providing innovative approaches…
Dietary Supplements: Do Consumers Know the Risks?
August 3, 2022
Many consumers do not know that the dietary supplements they buy are, by law, not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for…
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