IMPAQ Your Week - July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Learn about our recent project updates, publications, and conference participation in the July 25th episode of IMPAQ Your Week. Click the video below to play or scroll down for a transcript. 


Project Updates

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service has published IMPAQ’s report, “Feasibility of Tribal Administration of Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs: Final Report.” IMPAQ’s study examined the feasibility of Indian Tribal Organizations administering Federal nutrition assistance programs in lieu of State agencies. The IMPAQ authors include Anne Chamberlain, Carolyn Corea, Samuel Ampaabeng, and Luke Patterson.

As a part of our work for the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin, Carolyn Corea and Andrés Romualdo recently returned from site visits at two workforce organizations in Wisconsin. During the site visits, they interviewed workforce representatives for our Third-Party Evaluator for the Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) Grantee: Skills Wisconsin project.

Publications & Presentations

Daniela Zapata’s paper quantifying the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was cited by President Barack Obama’s article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Daniela and her team showed in their paper that the gains in insurance coverage in 2014 were primarily because of the ACA, rather than other factors such as the ongoing economic recovery. Read the White House Article here and Daniela study here.

This week, Alisu Schoua-Glusberg and Mousumi Sarkar are presenting at the Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC), taking place today through Friday in Chicago, IL. IMPAQ is also a sponsor and exhibitor at the event.

Ye Zhang’s publication, “Raising charitable children: The effects of verbal socialization and role-modeling on children’s giving,” has been published in the Journal of Population Economics. The paper uses nationally-representative data to estimate the causal effects of two parent socialization actions—talking to children about giving and role-modeling—on children’s decisions whether or not to give to charity. Ye co-authored the paper with peers from Indiana University and the University of Indianapolis.

Mithuna Srinivasan and Jennifer Pooler’s paper, “SNAP Participation and Cost-Related Medication Non-Adherence Among Older Adults,” has been accepted for presentation at the Southern Economic Association conference, held this November in Washington, DC.

Peer Profile

In this week’s Peer Profile, we talk to Research Associates Michaela Gulemetova and Laurence Dessein about our work in the Ivory Coast for a USDA food for education program.



Upcoming Conferences

Whitney Stewart to present at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Conference, August 4-7, Denver, CO.

IMPAQ Strategy will exhibit at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Expo, August 13-16, Salt Lake City, UT.

Minh Huynh to present at the 22nd Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) International Conference, August 13-17, San Francisco, CA.

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