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IMPAQ Your World - December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Project Updates

Sarah Nadiv, Katie Brandt, Annie Oliver, and Zachary Miller are providing trauma-informed coaching in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, Maryland. In Baltimore City, they are coaching Y of Central Maryland Head Start classrooms, and in Prince George’s County they are coaching general education and special education classrooms. In both areas, they are providing coaching directly to administrators, teachers, families, and children to support the social emotional needs of young children and to decrease challenging behaviors seen in the classrooms.

IMPAQ is working with the Guatemalan, Honduran, and El Salvadoran ministries of economy and labor, private sector stakeholders, and academics to improve labor market information systems through improved survey design and implementation, development of public labor exchanges, and improved regional coordination. Last week, Jonathan Simonetta, Jaime Meza-Cordero, and Lucy Cutting were in El Salvador meeting with key stakeholders to introduce the project and begin coordination.

Publication

IMPAQ researchers Jennifer Pooler, Siying Liu, and Abigail Roberts worked with the AARP Foundation to study older adults and their unmet social needs. Read the latest issue brief on our website to learn how needs related to social determinants of health can pose a threat to older adults’ health.

Corporate Social Responsibility                                                                          

​Our staff have raised more than $7,000 during recent fundraisers and IMPAQ’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program matched more than $5,000. Thank you to everyone who donated to these fundraisers. 

•Shanise DeMar raised $1,350 for the Autism Speaks Baltimore Walk and IMPAQ matched $1,350;

•David Schneider raised $1,375 for the California forest fires recovery effort and IMPAQ matched $1,375;

•Daniel Andersen raised $3,182 for the Sykesville Happy-Thon and IMPAQ matched $1,500; and

•Shannon Howard raised $1,101 for workers at Sunrise Hospital after the Las Vegas shooting and IMPAQ matched $1,101.

Conferences

Last week, IMPAQ sponsored the Society for International Development Washington, DC Chapter Annual Dinner in Washington, DC.

IMPAQ will interview candidates and a host a reception during the American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting, January 5-7, in Philadelphia, PA. Let us know if you will be at AEA and are interested in learning more about working at IMPAQ. Visit the careers section of our website for open positions or to learn more.

IMPAQ will present, sponsor, and exhibit at the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference from February 5-6 in Washington, DC.