Public Health

Education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention all help improve public health. Westat serves all these needs by supporting research on health care equity, quality, and delivery.

Project Highlights

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)...

Championing for a healthier diet

As part of its efforts to improve healthy eating behaviors and reduce obesity rates, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) asked 54 local health departments to carry out...

Eagle Books and the method of a message

Native American youth develop diabetes at much higher rates than other children. The Native Diabetes Wellness Program (NDWP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works to...

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...

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