Technical Assistance & Training

Westat’s technical assistance and training helps build capacity in study design, protocol development, project and data management, and statistical analysis. We offer training in survey methods and provide technical assistance in all phases of a project from conceptualization to analysis and reporting.

Project Highlights

Accelerating teen driver expertise

Teen drivers have a higher rate of car crashes than any other age group. Car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths. These high crash rates take many...

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 HIV in Malawi and Zimbabwe

The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to have severe impacts in sub-Saharan Africa. In Malawi and Zimbabwe, Westat assisted ICAP at Columbia University to survey the prevalence of HIV and the...

Botswana HIV/AIDS Prevention Project

Despite having one of the best public health systems in Africa, Botswana has had little success with reducing the prevalence of HIV. About 340,000 adults (23.4% of the population)...

Do drivers understand new instrument panel displays?

The appearance and function of vehicles’ instrument panels, from the speedometer to the navigation system and mirrors, are changing. Large, visual displays that you can configure are replacing gauges;...

Engaging organizations in HIV/AIDS prevention

Despite the progress public health campaigns have made in the fight against HIV and AIDS, efforts have been less successful for some groups, including African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and men...

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...

Examining the risks of diesel fume exposure

Exposure to diesel exhaust increases the risk of lung cancer, studies show, but it isn’t clear how much exhaust is dangerous. Miners come in contact with some of the...

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