IMPAQ Your World - April 3, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Project Updates

Research Associate Zachary Miller recently returned to IMPAQ’s headquarters after a four-month subcontract providing technical assistance to the U.S. Department of Labor. Zach worked on-site within the Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Policy Development and Research where he supported performance accountability initiatives related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the law governing America’s public workforce system.

Tomorrow, IMPAQ Executive Vice President Dr. David Baker will lead a live, interactive webinar focusing on the importance of teamwork in high-reliability organizations. The webinar will be hosted by the Madinah Institute of Leadership and Entrepreneurship, an organization that helps executives around the globe discover new avenues in leadership and management through interactive and comprehensive educational programs. Visit our website event page to learn more.

Presentations & Publications

Andres Romualdo’s presentation, Analysis of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Purchases by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants, was accepted at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior conference.

Dr. Mithuna Srinivasan, and Jennifer Pooler’s presentation was also accepted by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior conference. They will present on findings of a study that examined whether participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may help older adults better afford their medications by reducing out-of-pocket food expenditures.

Last week, Dr. Dallas Elgin presented on the effect of centralized and decentralized administrative agencies on the outcomes of foster care children programs at the American Society for Public Administration’s Annual Conference.

Good News @ IMPAQ

Congratulations to Senior Research Associate Dr. Alberto Ortega Hinojosa for helping raise more than $16,000 to fund the University of California, Berkeley’s Public Health Alumni Association Diversity Scholarships. Dr. Ortega Hinojosa is a board member of the Public Health Alumni Association and chair of the Networking and Events Committee. IMPAQ's Corporate Social Responsibility program matched $1,500 for the effort. Learn more or donate here

Resources for Food Security Screening

Ten million adults aged 60 and older in the United States are at risk of hunger or are food insecure, meaning that they lack access to enough nutritious foods to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Through our research studies and technical assistance, IMPAQ is supporting policymakers and practitioners in identifying and addressing the issue. With the AARP Foundation, we have created a resource guide and toolkit to help incorporate food security screening and referrals in primary care settings.

To watch a video about the issue and to access the resource guide, visit our Resource For Food Security Screening page.

Upcoming Conferences

Dr. Nada Rayyes and Kelley Akiya will present at the Research and Planning (RP) Conference, Burlingame, CA, April 20 – April 21

IMPAQ will exhibit at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, April 22 – April 25

IMPAQ will present and exhibit at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 27 – May 1