Program Support

Westat can identify the key ingredients for program success as well as the factors that lead to program failure. We can provide support and evaluator expertise at any stage of the process: at the initial design, while the program is in process, or at program completion.

Project Highlights

Advancing tobacco product regulation through research

To exercise its legal authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires rigorous and timely scientific evidence to inform...

Assessing students' skills for the real world

How well are countries’ education systems preparing children to be successful in their lives as adults? The Program for Student Assessment (PISA) is an international survey designed to find...

Developing an evaluation plan

Dental needs are the highest unmet health need for children and have long-term life consequences. Despite Medicaid coverage of dental care, only a little more than 1/3 of children...

Evaluating a USAID program to end global hunger

Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s initiative to end global hunger and strengthen food security. The initiative is tackling the huge problem of global hunger, starting with 20...

Evaluating Discovery Research for students

This National Science Foundation program promotes advances in student and teacher learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by developing, studying, and implementing resources, models, and technologies for...

Evaluating patient-centered medical homes

Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) could play a part in reforming the U.S. health care system. A PCMH is a care facility that structures care around patients, often implementing coordinated...

Evaluating Protect MiFamily

To help keep children safe in their own homes and improve child well-being and family functioning, the Michigan Department of Human Services’ Protect MiFamily program provides intensive and innovative...

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