Technical Assistance and Training

Supporting technical assistance to health centers on substance use treatment

The epidemic of opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose deaths is an urgent national crisis that requires the attention and coordinated efforts of federal, state, and local governments and...

Improving special education programs by improving program evaluations

In recent years, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has emphasized the use of evidence-based practices as well as research-driven accountability (RDA). This emphasis...

Providing assistance with the collection of data on adolescent health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants to help identify risk behavior among youth to help guide efforts to reduce these behaviors and improve health outcomes of...

Finding the best route to increasing seat belt use

More than 90% of drivers and passengers are using seat belts. We know that thanks to the annual National Occupant Protection Use Survey, which Westat conducts for the National...

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;...

Supporting the National Center on Building State Capacity and Productivity

State education agencies (SEAs) face the daunting challenge of improving student performance with diminishing financial resources. The U.S. Department of Education established the Building State Capacity and Productivity (BSCP)...

Improving employment for people with disabilities

Too many people with disabilities cannot get a job. The unemployment rate among people with disabilities is more than twice the unemployment rate of people without disabilities. The U.S...

Organizing and analyzing complex decisionmaking

An educational foundation of a large association has been championing a national program for high school students for more than 15 years. The program is a joint venture of...

Helping campuses comply with safety and security requirements and collecting campus crime data

Releasing campus crime statistics plays a key role in increasing awareness of campus crime, and informing students and employees about how their college’s security policies help to promote campus...

Examining techniques to improve seat belt usage

Forty-nine states have laws that require the use of seat belts, but in some states, these laws can be enforced only as a secondary measure. An example would be...

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