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IMPAQ Your World - May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Project Update

Lauren Lochocki just returned from Osh, Kyrgyzstan, where one in five children is involved in child labor. IMPAQ conducted interviews, collected qualitative data, and facilitated focus groups of farmers, government officials, and children for our evaluation of the work of the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation. Their program distributes micro-loans, raises awareness, distributes humanitarian aid, and sends children to summer camp, all with the aim of eliminating child labor in tobacco growing areas of Kyrgyzstan.

Presentations & Publications

Last week, Ann Middleton co-presented with the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Solano Public Health during the Healthy Checkout Subcommittee of the Food Marketing Workgroup, a network of more than 225 organizations and academic experts dedicated to eliminating harmful marketing of unhealthful foods and beverages targeting children and adolescents. The group discussed how to assess and evaluate checkout aisles and the pros and cons of various assessment tools.

Also last week, representatives from IMPAQ’s Education Division facilitated sessions at the Teacher Quality Programs Education Summit in Arlington, VA. Dr. Karen Armstrong facilitated a session on the What Works Clearinghouse’s standards and studies that relate to teachers, and Dr. Chris Brandt facilitated a session on measuring the effectiveness of teachers and leaders.

Today, Dr. Leanne Clark-Shirley will present national perspectives on the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting.

Tomorrow, Christine Gill will present a poster on an environmental scan of medication therapy management monitoring measures at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance Annual Meeting.

On May 22, Dr. Ilene Harris will present a poster on key groups influencing generic drug use in the US during the International Society for Pharmacoecononmics and Outcomes Research Annual International Meeting.

IMPAQ will also present, sponsor, and exhibit at the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Annual Conference, starting May 18 in New Orleans.

  • Michelle Cantave will present a poster on reducing the number of pages of a mail questionnaire,
  • Amy Djangali will present a poster on the effects of changing a survey cover letter paper color,
  • Frost Hubbard will present on modeling contact and cooperation in an administration record based mail/CATI survey, and
  • Amy Djangali, Donna Perlmutter, and Michelle Cantave will also moderate sessions during the conference.

Visit impaqint.com/events for more details.

Good News @ IMPAQ

Dr. Lanlan Xu is helping collect feminine hygiene products and donations for the Howard County Community Action Council Food Bank and Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. IMPAQ’s Corporate Social Responsibility program will match all donations up to $1,500. Learn more and donate at impaqint.com/hygiene.

Congratulations to Donna Perlmutter for reaching her fundraising goal and participating in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund One Walk this past Sunday. Donna raised $1,557 and IMPAQ’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program is matching to $1,500 to double her impact.

Upcoming Conferences

IMPAQ will exhibit at the Association for Institutional Research’s (AIR) Forum, May 30-June 2, Washington, DC.

IMPAQ will sponsor and exhibit at the Society for International Development – Washington, DC Chapter Annual Conference, June 1, Washington, DC.

IMPAQ will present, sponsor, and exhibit at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 25-27, New Orleans, LA.