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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’...

2014-01-09 23:02:54

Abt Associates has won a contract with the CDC to conduct a survey about the magnitude and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Abt Associates a contract worth more than $10 million to conduct a national and state level survey on the magnitude and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence. It will also measure...

2013-12-10 23:24:07

Dr. Christopher Spera has been named Vice President of Abt Associates’ U.S. Health Division. Prior to joining Abt Associates, Dr. Spera led groundbreaking studies of signature programs for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency where he served as Director of Research and Evaluation. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Dr. Christopher Spera, an applied social science research expert and high-level corporate and government executive, has been named...

2013-11-21 16:24:52

"Face" of U.S. Homelessness Revealed BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies by Abt Associates--each providing a unique view of the nation's homeless population--conclude that homelessness among all subpopulations continues to decline. One of the studies puts a "face" on homelessness, describing the typical homeless sheltered person as African American, middle-aged, an urban dweller living alone, and entering shelter following a stay with family. The studies, reported in the...

2013-09-26 16:26:47

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- About half of all pregnant women and 72 percent of health care personnel are getting recommended flu vaccinations, according to two separate surveys from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted by Abt Associates on influenza vaccination coverage among pregnant women and health care workers during the 2012-2013 flu season. Both groups need influenza vaccinations. Pregnant women are at a high risk of developing...

2013-09-23 12:22:33

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abt Associates will provide a wide range of economic and environmental assessment and regulatory support to the Effluent Limitations Guidelines and other surface water protection programs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water under a five-year, $27.6 million contract. "This is an important contract that will enable Abt Associates to continue to support the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) commitment...

2013-09-12 23:03:02

Abt Associates will evaluate a program designed to lower costs and improve patient care under a $5.6 million contract with the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovations. BETHESDA, MD (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Abt Associates will evaluate a program designed to lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and improve patient care under a $5.6 million contract with the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovations. As part of the...

2013-08-27 23:04:24

A new report for the VA produced by Abt Associates in concert with the Technical Assistance Collaborative finds that most Veterans and their families were able to avoid becoming homeless or find permanent housing if they were homeless under a program funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Most Veterans and their families were able to avoid becoming homeless or find permanent housing if they were homeless under a program funded by the U.S....