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2014-10-09 23:02:15

Under a new three-year $6.6 million contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Abt Associates will work with hospitals to help them encourage breastfeeding and receive a Baby-Friendly designation. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Although many new mothers in the United States intend to breastfeed their new babies, practices and policies in maternity care often create barriers to breastfeeding. Under a new three-year $6.6 million contract with the Centers for...

2014-10-01 16:22:40

Wins Major Contract to Work in 15 Countries BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on Abt Associates' work to eradicate and reduce the burden of malaria across Africa, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Abt Associates a three-year, $268 million contract to continue work on the President's Malaria Initiative-funded Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) project. The AIRS 2 contract builds on Abt's current work on the AIRS project,...

2014-09-19 23:05:05

To reduce the burden of tuberculosis and address the issue of drug-resistant TB in the Kyrgyz Republic, Abt Associates has been awarded the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Kyrgyzstan TB Program under a five-year cooperative agreement with total funding of $12.7 million. BETHESDA, MD (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Kyrgyzstan has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis in Central Asia. To reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB) and address the issue of drug-resistant TB...

2014-08-08 16:22:59

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans who served in the Vietnam War and who developed Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are at greater risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases and have a nearly two times higher risk of death than Veterans not suffering with PTSD, according to preliminary findings of the National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS) outlined today by Abt Associates' researchers at the American Psychological Association Convention in...

2014-07-15 23:02:59

Abt Associates is building a new needs assessment tool to help Roca measure performance and intermediate outcomes to support the nonprofit's goal of significantly reducing incarceration rates among high-risk young men as part of the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Pay for Success Project. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Roca, the organization focused on significantly reducing incarceration rates among high-risk young men as part of the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Pay for Success Project, has...

2014-06-06 23:01:54

Abt Associates wins a three-year, $1.5 million grant to evaluate a substance abuse initiative by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Abt Associates will evaluate an initiative by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation aimed at delivering prevention and early intervention activities designed to screen youth for substance use in a variety of medical and community-based settings. The work will be fulfilled under a three-year, $1.5 million grant. The process for...

2014-05-22 23:01:06

Abt Associates will help support economic development, housing and job creation efforts in communities throughout the nation under a new National Resource Network, a “311 for Cities” that provides access to a wide range of technical expertise and other resources. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Abt Associates will help support economic development, housing and job creation efforts in communities throughout the nation under a new National Resource Network, announced today by the...

2014-03-25 08:32:46

BETHESDA, Md., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abt Associates has won a $48.6 million contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase regional trade competitiveness in West Africa, improve food security, and reduce poverty under USAID's Trade Hub Network. Under the contract, Abt will promote broader, more sustainable growth by improving both the private sector's capacity and the policies, rules and practices that govern regional and external trade. The...

2014-03-04 23:03:19

Prisons and jails in the United States lack comprehensive programs to provide critical services that link HIV-positive inmates to care after their release, according to a study published in the March issue of the journal Health Affairs. Researchers from Abt Associates and other organizations surveyed medical directors from 50 state prison systems and 40 of the largest jails in the United States to create the first comprehensive look at how U.S. prison and jail programs screen for HIV and...

2014-01-21 23:31:11

The user-experience research firm, Nielsen Norman Group have announced the winners of its’ 14th annual Intranet Design contest, which is awarded for the most cutting edge uses of various technologies for improved business efficiency. Amongst the winners of this prestigious and notable award this year is BrightStarr, who have been singled out for their quality build of Abt Associates’ new intranet system entitled Abt Global Intranet (AGI). (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 The Abt Associates’...


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