Technical Assistance and Training

Improving the surveillance of HIV in Senegal

To better prevent and control the spread of HIV, the West African country of Senegal is working to establish a high-quality, country-wide HIV surveillance system. Like other countries in...

Technical assistance for Investing in Innovation (i3)

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) wants to increase the likelihood that Investing in Innovation (i3) grantees will be able to carry out their projects successfully and to increase...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

Helping states improve IDEA data quality

The Office of Special Education Programs has modified its approach to state accountability and is emphasizing data-based improvement planning for systemic change. With this new results-driven accountability model, states...

Improving the quality of medical labs in Africa

Cheikh Anta Diop University (CADU) in Dakar, Senegal is working to help improve the quality of medical laboratory testing in Africa. Westat partnered with CADU to establish a proficiency...

Improving health care through patient and provider surveys

Ensuring high-quality health care and protecting patient safety is a major and ongoing challenge facing our society. Each year the U.S. spends about $3.2 trillion on health care yet...

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