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Hospice Programs Lag Late in Life, Especially for Blacks

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine reveals that blacks are 30 percent less likely than others to receive visits from hospice staff in the last two days of life.                                                                    


Study: Vietnam Vets with PTSD Face Higher Risk of Death

The National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS), conducted by Abt Associates and the Cohen Veterans Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, provides vital insights into the potential long-term health and mental health effects of warzone service on America’s uniformed services personnel.

Will Integrated Cancer Care Improve Patient Outcomes?

Abt Associates will lead an evaluation of a new oncology care model designed to improve care and lower costs. The model is expected to achieve this by linking payment to quality plus by improving health information sharing while maintaining privacy. 

Bold Thinkers Event Addresses Climate Change Finance, Role of Cities

Abt Associates and Devex sponsored a forum that explored some of the steps being taken to build low-carbon, climate-resilient cities. The event - part of Abt’s Bold Thinkers Series - focused on the evolving global landscape for climate change finance.

Abt Research and Partnerships Tackle HIV and AIDS

As we reach another World AIDS Day on December 1, Abt Associates is carrying out multifaceted efforts to reduce the spread of HIV and improve the lives of people living with HIV, such as expanding access to HIV-related health services globally and advancing knowledge about HIV detection and care in the U.S.

AgResults: Making Agricultural Markets Work for the Poor

Hundreds of millions of people are chronically undernourished partly because of agricultural market failures in many developing countries. AgResults is addressing this gap by offering incentives to the private sector to develop and expand agricultural innovations that promote food security and benefit smallholder farmers. Abt Associates is an external evaluator for the initiative.  GO

Abt Perspectives Blog

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Taxing Unhealthy Foods and Beverages: A Burden or Blessing for the Poor?

In a blog post for the Global Health Council, I debate the benefits and drawbacks to taxing food and beverages that are high in calories but have little nutritional value.

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Upcoming Conferences

  • Conference on Family/Youth Homelessness
    Feb 18 - Feb 19, 2016

    Abt staff will present at the upcoming National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. Event attendees will experience two days of learning and sharing with thought-leaders and advocates in family and youth homelessness.
    Learn more about this event.
  • Abt to Present on Education Evaluations
    Mar 2 - Mar 5, 2016

    The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Spring 2016 Conference highlights strategies that maximize the likelihood that policy makers, funders and practitioners will demand and use rigorous research.
    Learn more about this event.

Questions We're Addressing

Can Financial Incentives Lead to Healthier Food Purchases?

Can Financial Incentives Lead to Healthier Food Purchases?

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What Lessons Were Learned from HUD’s Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program?

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How Can USAID Help Eastern Caribbean Countries Prepare to Lead Their Own HIV Programs?

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How Can We Prepare for Future Sea Level Rise?

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What Does the EPA Plan for Existing Power Plant Emissions Mean for the U.S. Power Sector?

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How is the Family Options Study Informing U.S. Housing Policy?

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How Can We Measure Countries’ Progress Toward Universal Health Coverage?

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Better Together: National Science Foundation Program Helps Establish, Maintain International Research Partnerships  Learn More >
PMI AIRS Partners with IVCC and UNITAID to Combat Malaria with New Insecticides  Learn More >
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Abt Associates to Evaluate Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Program  Learn More >
Expanding the HIV and TB Responses in South Africa  
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Expanding the HIV and TB Responses in South Africa  Learn More >