IMPAQ Your Week - October 24, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Presentations & Publications

Dr. Ye Zhang recently presented “Employer and Labor Force Attachment of First-Time Mothers” at the Department of Labor’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Findings Symposium. During the presentation, Dr. Zhang shared the results from an analysis of the 2009 Survey of Income and Program Participation’s Fertility History Module and examined the association between paid leave usage and employment stability of first-time mothers. Watch a video of the entire panel on the Department of Labor’s YouTube channel.

Last week, IMPAQ sponsored the University of Maryland, Baltimore Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program event, Advancing Public Policy to Recognize and Support Family Caregivers. The program featured Keynote speaker and Senior Strategic Policy Advisor at AARP’s Public Policy Institute Lynn Friss Feinberg and panelists who discussed the ways policies and programs can recognize and support the diverse needs of family caregivers.

Yesterday through Wednesday, IMPAQ is sponsoring and exhibiting at the American Public Human Services Association’s (APHSA) American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) and National Association of TANF Administrators (NASTA) Annual Education Conference in Orlando, Florida.

This week, IMPAQ will present and exhibit at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. IMPAQ staff from the International Development, Education, and Labor & Human Services Divisions are presenting 19 papers and posters during the event. Find a complete list of presentations on the events page of our website. 

Good News @ IMPAQ

IMPAQ was recently named a Gold Sponsor at the Preservation Maryland Six-To-Fix event due to our donation for Ellicott City’s flood recovery. Administrative Support Unit Managing Director Sandie Weisfeld led the collection effort and IMPAQ raised more than $1,400 for the cause. IMPAQ staff attended the Six-To-Fix event at the Maryland Zoo to represent IMPAQ and to learn about Preservation Maryland’s outreach efforts.

Upcoming Conferences

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 at 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.