Westat News Archive

12-30
2014
Westat Investigates the Barriers to Healthy Foods for SNAP Participants

Westat will identify the individual, household, and environmental barriers that prevent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to access a healthy diet.

Using a conceptual model of household purchasing and meal production, we will implement a study with a mixed-...

12-23
2014
David Morganstein Interviewed on What Is Drawing More Women to the Field of Statistics

David Morganstein, Westat Vice President and Director of the Statistical Staff, and 2015 American Statistical Association (ASA) President, was interviewed in a recent...

12-22
2014
Westat Begins a 3-Year Study of Family Caregiving

Westat is conducting an outcome evaluation of the Older Americans Act Title III-E National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) for the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging (ACL/AoA). The evaluation will help guide ACL policy, planning, and program development in...

12-19
2014
Westat Provides Tech Support to ED on Education Data

To inform policy and program improvement, Westat is supporting the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) Policy and Program Studies Service in making meaningful, appropriate use of an array of pre-K to grade 12 education data.

Westat’s activities include assembling analytic data...

12-18
2014
Westat Congratulates ASA on Its 175th Anniversary

Westat sent out a video congratulations titled “Happy Birthday ASA. From Westat” to the American Statistical Association (ASA) on its 175th anniversary. Formed in November 1839, ASA is the world’s largest community of...

12-12
2014
Major Academic Institutions and Foundations Establish Partnerships with Westat

Westat recently established its first collaborative partnerships with major academic institutions and foundations. These partnerships uniquely blend our distinct areas of expertise and resources resulting in expanded capacity for addressing community and population health needs via program and...

12-10
2014
Do Health Education Materials About Congenital Infection Lead to Preventive Behavior? Westat Provides Expertise in New Journal Article

Westat and researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have presented findings from a web survey assessing the effectiveness of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) health education materials in the...

12-09
2014
Federal Statistical Policy Seminar Draws Westat Expertise

Westat Vice President Roger Tourangeau, Ph.D., is sharing his expertise at the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Statistical Policy Seminar in Washington, DC, December 15-16, 2014. He will be addressing the challenges of surveying hard-to-reach populations and providing insight...

12-08
2014
Insecticide Use Data to Be Gathered by Westat

Pyrethrins and pyrethroids are insecticides in more than 3,500 products, many of which are used widely in homes, lawns, and gardens as well as on people and pets.

In response to a Data Call-In request from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Generic Residential...

12-05
2014
Westat Collaborates with the Pew Research Center and SurveyMonkey

Westat, the Pew Research Center, and SurveyMonkey are collaborating to experiment with non-probability sampling of persons using Internet samples. The goal is to explore...

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