August 13, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with IMPAQ International to develop and deploy a Strategic Innovation Engine (SIE). The SIE will identify which health care practices show significant evidence of success, expand the science of quality improvement; and disseminate a body of knowledge on what works well. The SIE will be an important resource for the Quality Innovation Networks-Quality Improvement Organizations under the CMS 11th Scope of Work.
August 10, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded IMPAQ International a task order to develop and implement national quality measures for health plans offered on the federal and state Health Insurance Marketplaces, as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
August 03, 2015
IMPAQ International welcomes Dr. W. Christopher Brandt as Vice President, Education Division. Dr. Brandt will be responsible for strategic planning, new business development, and oversight of IMPAQ’s education practice area. Dr. Brandt will be a member of the IMPAQ executive team and will participate in setting and executing corporate objectives, priorities, and implementation plans.
July 02, 2015
Today, IMPAQ International announced its acquisition of the assets of Educational Services, Inc. (ESI). IMPAQ is a rapidly growing public policy research, evaluation, and program implementation firm, and this acquisition will add information dissemination, conference management, training, and eLearning services to the company’s solutions portfolio.
June 19, 2015
For the second year in a row, the Washington Post has named IMPAQ International as one of the Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. The Washington Post surveyed hundreds of area companies, analyzing employee responses to 22 questions on how they view their jobs, their companies’ leadership, and the health of their organizations.
June 17, 2015
IMPAQ International announced that it is adopting the Maryland living wage for all staff in its Columbia, MD survey research center. Hourly wage increases will be made effective immediately.
June 09, 2015
How can educators and parents in the United States encourage girls to excel in their math, science and technology classes and go on to pursue STEM-related careers? According to experts who organized the Furthering Girls’ Math Identity event, the answer lies in the concept of “math identity.” The event, part of a National Science Foundation-funded project, Educational Equity, gathered educators, researchers and policymakers from across the country.
May 20, 2015
IMPAQ International, a leading research, evaluation, and program implementation firm announced today its continued expansion with an office in the Boston, MA area. The expansion comes as part of IMPAQ’s continuing growth strategy, which has already seen the company grow an average of 30% over the past three years. Now with over 350 employees, including 80 PhDs, IMPAQ has contracts evaluating and enhancing programs and policies of federal and state agencies, international governments, and private companies.
March 19, 2015
A study co-authored by IMPAQ International and REL Midwest at American Institutes for Research demonstrates how the choice of statistical methods can change which schools are identified as “beating the odds,” or having higher academic achievement than schools with similar student demographics and income levels. The study, released as a REL Midwest report by the Institute of Education Sciences in February 2015, found that different statistical analysis methodologies may lead to wide variations in which schools are considered as “beating the odds.”