Westat News Archive

Westat Evaluates the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Program

Under a grant from the Verizon Foundation, Westat is conducting an evaluation of the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Program. The goal is to examine how tablets for students and teachers, in combination with personalized learning, supported by coaching and professional development, are...

Westat to Support CDC's Multisectoral Partnerships on HIV/AIDS Prevention

Westat will provide health marketing, communications, and strategic stakeholder engagement expertise to support developing, managing, and leveraging public and private partnership efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP)....

What Are the Payment Errors in the USDA/FNS Child and Adult Care Food Program?

More than 3.3 million children and 120,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of the day care they receive through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Westat will conduct a study to determine the annual estimated amount of erroneous payments in CACFP-...

How Have Burn Pits Affected Veterans' Health? Westat to Analyze the Data

Westat will analyze the data gathered in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry to understand veterans’ deployment-related environmental health concerns and the health effects that may be related to exposure to airborne hazards and burn pit emissions.

Eligible registry...

Do SEPA Grants Meet Their Goals? Westat to Evaluate

Westat will collect data for a 30-month process evaluation of the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), the largest pre-kindergarten to grade 12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The evaluation will...

FHWA Taps Westat to Track the Nation's Household Travel Behaviors

Westat has been selected to help the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) track how Americans travel with the 2015 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS). This survey will monitor trends in travel behavior, and assist planners and policymakers to identify...

Videos Developed by Westat Win Awards for Creativity

Three Westat-developed client videos addressing education and health care issues won Platinum and Gold MarCom Awards, which spotlight creativity in concept, writing, and design of print, visual, audio, and web...

Westat to Conduct ECLS-K:2011 5th-Grade Data Collection

Westat was selected by the National Center for Education Statistics to conduct the 5th-grade data collection for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - Kindergarten Cohort of 2011 (ECLS-K:2011). Westat has conducted the ECLS-K:2011 as well as its predecessor study, the ECLS-K:1998-99....

APHA Conference Includes Westat Expertise

Westat staff are participating in the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 15-19, 2014. Learn about...

NHLBI Global Health Initiative COE Program to Be Evaluated by Westat

Westat will conduct an outcome evaluation of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI’s) Global Health Initiative Centers of Excellence (COE) Program.

The long-term goal of this program was to contribute to a reduction in the incidence and prevalence of...