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IMPAQ Your Week - September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

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Project Updates

Our Labor and Human Services Division recently released the issue brief “Behavioral Economics and Public Policy.” The issue brief introduces the application of behavioral insights to the design and delivery of programs spanning human services and other policy areas. It also gives examples of successful interventions, summarizes IMPAQ’s projects in the area, and points to future trends in the field. IMPAQ Research Associate Dr. Mithuna Srinivasan led the creation of the brief.

IMPAQ Strategy is hosting “Idea Swap: Forget Big Data – Focus on the Right Data” tomorrow from 12:00 PM-1:30 PM ET in our Columbia, MD office. The conversation will focus on lessons learned from associations that have leveraged existing data sources by creatively combining data to gain useful insights into their membership and industries.  

Publications & Presentations

IMPAQ’s presentation “Identifying and Understanding Influencers of Generic Drug Utilization Among Medicare Beneficiaries” has been accepted for a poster session at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans this November. Jennifer Howard, Gavriella Frank, Zippora Kiptanui, and Ilene Harris co-authored the presentation with peers from Auburn University.

Good News @ IMPAQ

Last month, the Lupus Foundation of America held their annual Walk to End Lupus Now in Baltimore, MD. IMPAQ Pricing Manager, Lupus Warrior, and Team Captain Theresa Rodgers joined more than 30 other teams at the Inner Harbor. Fellow IMPAQ staff members Valerie Betley, Leanne Clark-Shirley, and Ashley McBride came out to support the cause, along with Theresa’s children and friends. As of September 15, the team raised $5,150, 87% of which was raised from IMPAQ staff donations. Theresa said, “Two years ago when I did this walk I had to be pushed in my wheelchair, today I WALKED the whole thing!” 

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