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IMPAQ Your Week - October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Presentations & Publications

IMPAQ’s research paper, “Culturally Responsive Adolescent Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention Program for Middle School Students in Hawai‘i,” was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health. The paper, co-authored by IMPAQ Senior Research Associate Yasuyo Abe, Principal Research Associate Linda Toms Barker, and Senior Research Analyst Vincent Chan, examines the effectiveness of Pono Choices, a culturally responsive adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention program targeting middle school youths in Hawai‘i.

IMPAQ will be presenting at the 2017 Aging in America Conference sponsored by the American Society on Aging. The workshop, titled “Food Insecurity Among Older Adults: Screening and Community Intervention Strategies,” will build upon our work with the AARP Foundation exploring food security screening for older adult patients in primary care settings. IMPAQ Senior Research Associate, Jennifer Pooler, will co-present with peers from the Food Research & Action Center and AARP Foundation.

IMPAQ Managing Director and Principal Associate Fran O’Reilly’s article, “The Cost of Increasing In-School Time: Evidence from the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative,” was published in the Leadership and Policy in Schools journal. The article reports findings from a resource-cost study conducted in four schools that participated in the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative.

Good News @ IMPAQ

For the second year in a row, the Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ) included IMPAQ on their Top Private Companies list. IMPAQ rose from number 55 on the 2015 list to number 46 on this year’s list. Earlier this year, IMPAQ was also included on two of the publication’s woman-owned businesses lists, the Fastest-growing Woman-owned Business list, ranked by revenue growth, and the Woman-owned Business list, ranked by local employees. 

Upcoming Conferences 

IMPAQ to sponsor and exhibit at the American Association of SNAP Directors and National Association of State TANF Directors Conference, October 23-26, Orlando, FL.

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.

Mousumi Sarkar to present at the International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation, and Testing (QDET2), November 9-13, Miami, FL.

IMPAQ to present the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting and sponsor GSA’s Gerontologists Giving Back Service Event, November 16-20, New Orleans, LA.