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IMPAQ Your Week - August 15, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Project Updates

IMPAQ’s Communications Solutions Division is preparing for the 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN), which will be held in Washington, DC from August 31-September 2. The conference is sponsored by the Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect and it will bring together approximately 1,200 professionals, researchers, policy makers, parents, and volunteers who share a commitment to ensuring the well-being of children and families. In addition, our team is managing 14 separate, 2-day grantee meetings leading into the conference. Additional information about the conference and registration can be found at 2016nccan.com.

Anne Chamberlain, Zachary Miller, Steve Coy, and Sam Walters recently returned from a site visit in Reno, Nevada for our work on the Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities Collective Impact Initiative project. During the visit, Anne and Zach facilitated a meeting of Truckee Meadows Health Communities, a collective impact initiative engaging diverse local partners to shape a healthier, greater Reno community.  

Publications & Presentations

Today, Minh Huynh is presenting “Batch model for batched timestamps data analysis with application to the SSA disability program” at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) International Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Anne Chamberlain’s roundtable, "Behavioral Science and Evaluation: Collaboration to Enhance Policymaking," was accepted for the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s (APPAM) 2016 Fall Research Conference this November in Washington, DC.

Sonam Gupta’s presentation, “Effect of Informational Nudging on Pre-Ordered Food Choices of Middle School Students,” has been accepted for the 86th annual conference of the Southern Economic Association this November in Washington, DC.

Today, IMPAQ Strategy is exhibiting at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Expo in Salt Lake City, UT. If you are at the event, visit us at booth 242 to learn how our approach to advisory engagements helps clients leverage decades of diversified experience to avoid costly mistakes and exceed program goals.

Good News @ IMPAQ

Congratulations to Communications Solutions Production Manager Jennifer Bishop, who recently graduated from Northeastern University with a M.S. in Technical Communication with a concentration in biomedical writing.

Peer Profile

In this week’s Peer Profile, we talk to Shannon Loomis and Whitney Stewart from our Communications Solutions Division about our work with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Technical Assistance Center.

Upcoming Conferences

IMPAQ to sponsor and exhibit at the National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference, August 29-September 1, Washington, DC.

Jean Paul Pétraud to present at the International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE), September 23-26, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

IMPAQ to present and exhibit at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference, October 24-29, Atlanta, GA.

Human Services and Health Division staff members to present at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, October 29-November 2, Denver, CO.

IMPAQ to present, sponsor, and exhibit at the APPAM Fall Research Conference, November 3-5, Washington, DC.