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IMPAQ Your World - October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Project Updates

IMPAQ researchers Donna Perlmutter, Leanne Clark-Shirley, and Kelsey Walter recently returned from a site visit in Jackson, Mississippi for our Mississippi Continuous Quality Improvement Process Design and Implementation project, supported by FEi Systems. During the trip, the IMPAQ team met with the Department of Medicaid and presented findings from 3 years of surveying consumers and their caregivers about the Medicaid long-term services and supports waiver services they receive through the state of Mississippi.

During a site visit in Burkina Faso for our McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program Beoog Biiga II (Tomorrow’s Child) project, Elnaz Safarha held a workshop with local partners, trained the data collection team, and pilot tested our survey instruments for the midline evaluation. View more pictures from the visit on our social media.

Presentations & Publications

Principal Research Associate Linda Toms Barker and Senior Research Associate Kay Magill will present and exhibit at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity today through Wednesday in Honolulu, HI. Learn more about their presentations and IMPAQ’s exhibit on our website event page.

Other News

This autumn, IMPAQ will participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart (AHA) Walk for the fourth year in a row. The Heart Walk is a fun, healthy staff outing that supports AHA’s mission to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide life-saving tools. Visit our blog to learn how to participate.

Upcoming Conferences

Linda Toms Barker will present at the Schools of the Future Conference, October 26-27, Honolulu, HI.

IMPAQ’s will present, sponsor, and exhibit at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Meeting, November 2-4, Chicago, IL.

IMPAQ will present at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo, November 4-8, Atlanta, GA.

IMPAQ will present and exhibit at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Conference, November 6-11, Washington, DC.