This Month's Feature

Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Westat assesses the impact of behavioral health issues and how to address those challenges.

Innovative App to Help with Stress

Depressed? Anxious? Having negative thoughts or feelings? There's relief right at your fingertips with a new mobile app developed by Westat for the Center for Mental Health Services. It's an innovative resource for coping with challenging and stressful situations.

Systems of Care: How Do They Help Youth with Mental Health Needs?

Twenty percent of youth under age 18 have had a serious mental health condition. Eleven percent of children have significant functional impairments that limit their typical daily activities. To get help, caregivers often have to navigate multiple child-serving systems. SAMHSA grant programs are intended to make responsive systems of care more widely available. Are those programs working as intended? Westat is evaluating this concern.

Evaluating the Success of a Culturally Targeted Treatment Program

Volviendo a Vivir is an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and HIV counseling and testing services program in Washington, DC, that targets recently incarcerated ex-offenders in the Latino community. Is it a success? Westat evaluated its outcomes.


NHLBI-UnitedHealth Global Health Meeting Draws Westat


Westat staff will join National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-
UnitedHealth Global Health Program members at the 9th and Final Semi-Annual Steering Committee meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, April 13-16, 2014.

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Westat, BJS, and Collaborators Recognized with 2014 AAPOR Policy Impact Award


The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), Westat, and other collaborators will receive the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) 2014 Policy Impact Award for their work on measuring sexual assault among prisoners in the United States. The award presentation will take place at the AAPOR Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, on May 15-18, 2014.

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Westat Researcher Leads Workshop on Using Google for Communication Campaigns


Amelia Burke-Garcia, Director of Westat’s Center for Digital Strategy & Research, will be co-leading the preconference workshop with a representative from Google at this year’s PRNews’ Measurement Conference. The workshop is titled Google for Communicators: Essential Tools and Tactics.

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