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12/27/12 - Faith Leaders Weigh in on the Fiscal Cliff and Programs for the Poor Deseret News

Jacob Klerman, a principal associate and senior fellow at Abt Associates, was quoted in a story about federal programs for the poor and the fiscal cliff. Klerman said demand for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly the Food Stamp program – will decrease as the economy improves.
12/10/12 - Poll Shows Leaders Have Work Cut Out on Trust Issue Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A news story focused on a poll by Abt SRBI found that 60 percent of residents of 10 metro Atlanta counties think government wastes “a lot” of money and that “not many” or “hardly any” of the people running the government are honest.
12/6/12 - Homelessness Prevention: An Inexpensive Solution to a Costly Social Problem Communities & Banking

An article referencing Abt Associates’ findings related to its preliminary evaluation of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program pilot in Greater Hartford, Connecticut.
12/5/12 - Mapping the 'Demand' Side of Prostitution Atlantic Cities

A story profiled the work of Abt Associates’ Senior Associate/Scientist Michael Shively, who for several years has been cataloguing law enforcement agencies’ efforts to curb the demand side of prostitution.
12/4/12 - Aid Community Reacts to New PEPFAR Blueprint Devex

A story quoted Abt’s John Osika and Ann Lion praising the new blueprint for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief for its focus on smart investments and value for money.
12/4/12 - The Affordable Housing Crisis New York Times

An editorial mentioned a study conducted by Abt Associates for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which found that it would cost $26 billion to repair the existing public housing developments in the U.S.
12/3/12 - Ending HIV in the United States: The Ultimate Challenge Huffington Post Huffington Post

The greatest challenge to ending HIV in the U.S. is ensuring that the people at greatest risk to contract HIV are tested, according to Scott Royal, PhD, vice president of Abt Associates’ U.S. Health division.
11/29/12 - Online Tool Calculates Health Benefits, Economic Value of Climate Change Efforts Environmental Leader

A news article about Air Counts – Abt Associates’ new online tool to help large and medium-sized cities calculate the health benefits and monetary value of air quality improvements – quoted Mike Conti, Environment & Resources division vice president at Abt.
11/23/12 - Africa's Cellular Solution to TB Canadian Medical Association Journal

A smartphone-based checklist for tuberculosis care – an Abt Associates innovation – has greatly improved the quality of TB care in Nigeria in part by improving data collection for government health care supervisors and enabling them to impose immediate corrective actions, according to a journal article.
11/5/12 - Abt Associates to Evaluate HHS Healthcare Training Program; Mary Joel Holin Comments Executive Biz

Abt has won a $5.4 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families to assess the implementation, systems change and outcomes of a training program for skilled healthcare workers.
11/4/12 - HIV/AIDS: Funding Taps Drying Up The Advertiser

A story about HIV/AIDS program funding in South Sudan mentioned the value of the Abt Associates-developed HIV/AIDS Program Sustainability Analysis Tool, or HAPSTAT, which South Sudan used to develop a plan for its HIV/AIDS program.
10/24/12 - Abt Wins Contract to Investigate Education Strategies Washington Technology

Abt won a $16.5 million contract from the Education Department’s Institute of Education Sciences to investigate two federal programs that focus on improving college access for disadvantaged students: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) and Upward Bound.
10/24/12 - Early Votes Push Obama to 5-Point Lead in New Ohio Poll National Journal

A story quoted an Abt SRBI poll that found early voting in Ohio has given President Obama an early lead over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
10/24/12 - IKEA Spreads Sustainability with 'People & Planet Positive' Initiative Green Technology World

The IKEA Foundation is partnering with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and other partners – including Abt Associates – on an effort in India and Kenya to expand access to the most effective diarrhea treatment: zinc and oral rehydration salts.
10/24/12 - TIME Poll: Obama Leads by 5 in Ohio Time

Early voting has given President Obama a five point lead in Ohio, according to a poll conducted by Abt SRBI. The news story about the poll also quoted Abt SRBI President Mark Schulman.
10/23/12 - Team-Based Intervention ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management

An article about care coordination mentioned an Abt-led study for the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality that found the agency’s On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention program to be effective.
10/22/12 - Medicare Nursing Home Pay-For-Performance Program Yields Mixed Results Open Minds

An Abt Associates analysis found mixed results for the first year of a Medicare pay-for-performance program for nursing homes in Arizona, New York, and Wisconsin.
10/17/12 - Executives Lack Confidence in U.S. Competitiveness Wall Street Journal

Executives from around the world are very pessimistic about the ability of U.S. companies to compete globally and pay high wages to U.S. workers, according to an Abt SRBI survey of more than 6,800 Harvard Business School alumni quoted in an article.
10/16/12 - Talk of the town: Who's on 'The List' of alleged sex clients? CNN

A report about an alleged prostitution operation in Kennebunk, Maine quoted Abt Associates Senior Associate Michael Shively and linked to a national survey he co-wrote on law enforcement efforts to reduce prostitution and sex trafficking.
10/15/12 - Authorities Reveal Johns’ Real Names in Effort to Crack Down on Prostitution NPR's AirTalk

Southern California NPR affiliate’s (89.3 KPCC) program AirTalk interviewed Abt Associates Senior Associate Michael Shively about the study he co-authored on law enforcement efforts to reduce prostitution and sex trafficking, one method of which is publicizing customers’ names.
10/15/12 - Prescription Narcotic Abuse in the US Rampant in Some States eMaxHealth

A story focused on an Abt Associates study published in the Journal of Pain that found wide variations in opioid prescription rates. The Abt study found that the number of physicians in a county is the strongest predictor of opioid prescriptions.
10/13/12 - Prostitute Patrons Can’t Hide Their Faces Anymore ABC News / AP

A report about an alleged prostitution operation in Kennebunk, Me. quoted Abt Associates Senior Associate Michael Shively, who co-authored a national survey of law enforcement efforts to reduce prostitution and sex trafficking. The study found that the best way to curb these crimes is to reduce demand. One way of doing that is by publicizing customers’ names, which happened in the Kennebunk case.
10/11/12 - Wide Variation Seen in Opioid Prescribing Modern Physician

A connection exists between the number of available physicians and a county's number of prescriptions for painkillers, according to a study conducted by Abt Associates for the National Institutes of Health.
10/9/12 - Top 100 firm wins $107.8M contract for watershed protection Washington Technology

A story highlighted that Abt Associates won a $107.8 million contract to provide technical support for assessment and watershed protection to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.
10/3/12 - My View: Help Young Latinos Succeed in STEM Fields CNN

Latinos are the largest untapped pool of talent for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, according to an op-ed by Lorelle L. Espinosa, Ph.D., a senior analyst with Abt Associates.
9/26/12 - Election 'Mania' Missing On College Campuses The Huffington Post

A story about college-age voters’ attitudes toward the 2012 presidential election quoted an Abt SRBI poll for Time conducted in September of 2008 which showed that 79 percent of young registered voters planned to cast a ballot during that year’s election.
9/25/12 - New Bipartisan Policy Center Report Affirms Critical Role of Residential Construction Industry in Overall Economy Bipartisan Policy Center

A report by Abt Associates for the Bipartisan Policy Center describes the key role the residential construction industry plays in the nation’s economy and employment base, despite the industry’s cyclical nature.
9/19/12 - Khadduri and Locke: Improve Housing Policy, Improve Health Care Roll Call

A few changes to federal housing policy and new Medicaid flexibility in the Affordable Care Act could make federal housing and health care programs more effective, according to an op-ed by two Abt Associates housing experts.
9/11/12 - International Experts Advise Huila in Climate Change Issues Corporacíon Autonoma Regional del Alto Magdalena

Rodolfo Camacho, vice president in Abt Associates International Economic Growth Division, took part in a climate change workshop to advise the Colombian government.
9/7/12 - Most LIHTC Properties Stay Affordable, but Concerns Remain Housing Finance

Thousands of properties in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program are becoming eligible to opt out, but so far they remain affordable, according to a new study by Abt Associates for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
8/29/12 - Study Reveals Majority of Nurses Experience Needlesticks Denver’s Nursing Star

An article cited an Abt Associates survey that found 78 percent of nurses experienced an accidental needle stick in the previous 12 months.
8/23/12 - Does Apple Use Market Research?: Industry Strategists Weigh In Marketing Power

Mark Schulman, president of Abt SRBI, was interviewed about the role of market research in Apple product development.
8/21/12 - Cops Focusing More on “Johns” in Prostitution Busts Dayton Daily News

An article explains how Abt Associate’s research is helping Ohio police battle prostitution rings using “reverse stings.”
8/21/12 - Inspiration and More from the CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media Aids.gov

A blog post highlighted a presentation on minority serving institutions by Abt Associates’ HIV expert Liza Solomon at this year’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media.
8/10/12 - Food Stamps Don't Alter Kids' Sugary Drink Choices Reuters Health

No evidence exists that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has any influence, one way or another, on children’s beverage choices, according to a story about an Abt Associates study of the program.
8/7/12 - Harder-Luck Foreclosures Grow as Funding Wanes Bloomberg Businessweek

A story about the American foreclosure crisis cited an Abt Associates study that found 84 percent of 539 homeowners who received housing counseling remained in their homes 18 months after counseling began.
8/7/12 - Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter, Democratic U.S. Reps., Lead The Way Toward Tighter Gun Control Colorado Independent

A story about gun control quoted an Abt SRBI poll for Time conducted in June 2011 which found that 62 percent of those polled said the federal government should be able to ban “semi-automatic assault weapons.”
8/2/12 - Will Use Of Electronic Health Records Help To Prevent Patient Falls In Nursing Homes? Healthcare Technology Online

A story explains a new Abt Associates contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to determine if routine review of patients’ electronic health records will prevent falls in long-term care settings.
8/2/12 - Challenges of Training Health Staff in Rural Nigeria BBC News

The Abt-led PATHS2 project, funded by the U.K. Department For International Development, is highlighted for its efforts to reduce infant and maternal mortality in northern Nigeria.
7/30/12 - Abt Associates Health Systems Expert Named Minister of Health in Peru Healthcare BizDev

Midori de Habich, a senior health systems expert at Abt Associates, has been named Minister of Health in Peru.
7/30/12 - New Center at Abt Associates to Focus on Risk and Resilience Worcester Telegram and Gazette

A story explained Abt’s new Risk and Resilience Methods Center, which will work to develop strategies that help people protect themselves against risks.
7/27/12 - Invest in Initiatives Outside Health Delivery System Too Boston.com

It is imperative to invest in community and public health initiatives outside the health delivery system, according to a letter to the editor by Abt Associates Vice President and Senior Fellow Deborah Klein Walker.
7/24/12 - They say we can ‘end AIDS,’ but who will pay for it? aidsmap

An article about the importance of financing ongoing efforts to fight AIDS quotes Itamar Katz, a senior associate at the Abt-led Health Systems 20/20, on the need for sustainability planning before receiving donations.
7/24/12 - USAID promotes improved small-scale agricultural exports La Información

A story highlighted the Abt Associates-led, USAID-funded Rural Economic Diversification Project’s assistance for small farmers that included a seedling facility.
7/20/12 - The End of AIDS? Devex

A story about the state of the HIV epidemic quoted Abt Associates Principal Associate Liza Solomon, an expert in HIV/AIDS in the U.S.,  and Abt Principal Associate John Palen, an expert in health workforce issues.
7/19/12 - PATHS2 health survey begins in five states The Guardian (Nigeria)

Abt Social and Economic Policy Senior Associate David Long explains how the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems Phase Two is conducting surveys to evaluate healthcare in Nigeria.
7/19/12 - Profiles of the new ‘Jimenez cabinet’ ministers américa

Former Abt Chief of Party Midori de Habich was named Peru’s minister of health.
7/18/12 - 40+ African Ministers of Finance and Health Tackle Health Meetings and Steer Post-Meeting Agenda All Africa

A news article on a dialogue among African ministers of finance and health included Nejmudin Bilal, associate and scientist at Abt Associates, discussing the high-impact of Ethiopia's Health Extension Worker Program.
7/18/12 - Stronger Health Systems Critical to Sustainability, Country Ownership of PEPFAR India Business Review

Dr. John Palen, an expert in health workforce issues and a principal associate at Abt Associates, talks about his paper.
7/13/12 - HHS' Marshall joins Abt Associates PR Week

Stephanie Marshall, former communications director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has joined Abt Associates as a principal associate.
7/12/12 - Lagos PHC boosts maternal, child health The Vanguard

A primary care health center assisted by the Abt-led Partnership for Transforming Health Systems Phase 2 project has improved the rate of safe child deliveries through better antenatal care.
7/11/12 - 2012 Top 100 Rankings Washington Technology

Abt Associates was ranked number 67 in the top 100 federal contractors based on the dollar value of contracts.
7/10/12 - 'I Want to Stop Giving Birth' After Nine Pregnancies BBC News

A story about the burden faced by women without access to contraception quoted Mike Egboh, chief of party for PATHS2, the Abt Associates-led project funded by the U.K. Department for International Development.
7/9/12 - Researchers offer new approach to track former prisoners' access to community HIV care Medical Xpress

A news article highlighted a new approach by researchers at Abt Associates and Miriam Hospital to monitor if HIV-positive prisoners are getting the community-based HIV care they need after being released.
7/9/12 - Successful Malaria Control Project in Uganda to Continue citybizlist

Abt Associates will continue to lead the Uganda Indoor Residual Spraying Project during its second phase – a five-year, $64 million extension, according to an article.
7/5/12 - Graduate Diversity Officers Play Key Role in Helping STEM Departments Diversify Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Lorelle L. Espinosa, a senior analyst at Abt Associates, in an op-ed discusses the role of graduate diversity officers in improving student body diversity in graduate schools.
7/2/12 - MBAs Without Borders: Experience In Emerging Markets Gives Graduates An Edge Fast Company

A story about the value of MBA graduates with experience in emerging markets quoted a former Abt employee who worked on three Abt projects in Paraguay.
7/1/12 - What is a Transportation Statistician? StatTr@k

Tanya Rodríguez, an analyst at Abt SRBI’s Transportation and Regional Planning Practice, was featured in a profile of young transportation statisticians.
6/29/12 - Investing in Africa USA Today

Abt Associates Executive Vice president for Global Business Jay Knott was interviewed about Abt’s efforts to eradicate malaria. The story was part of a special advertising section about the challenges faced by Africa.
6/24/12 - Making More Than a Symbolic Change in Our Schools Boston Globe Rock the Schoolhouse blog

 A blog post about education reform in Massachusetts cites an Abt Associates study concluding that the state’s extended learning time initiative had few positive effects.
6/20/12 - $20 Million Pledged for Partnership to Scale Childhood Diarrhea, Pneumonia Treatment Programs Philanthropy News Digest

An effort to prevent childhood diarrhea and pneumonia deaths includes $20 million worth of materials and expertise and has been endorsed by Abt Associates.
6/20/12 - Environmentalists Decry 'Irresponsible' Lobbying by Coal-Burning Utilities iWatch News

An article about a report on coal industry lobbying described methodology developed by Abt Associates to measure the health impacts of pollution as the “gold standard” of such measurement.
6/18/12 - New Resource Captures Health Insurance Programs for Low-Income Populations in Developing Countries News-Data.net

An Abt Associates-developed searchable database of health insurance programs in developing countries is “an important milestone in developing a comprehensive database of this emerging industry,” according to an article.
6/12/12 - How to Change Careers and Get Hired in a New Industry Vault Blogs Vault Blogs

Abt Director of Global Recruiting Karen Amatangelo-Block discusses how and why she changed fields after spending nearly 15 years in recruiting at large law firms.
6/7/12 - AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run Raises Nearly $1M for AIDS Action Committee Bay Windows

Abt Associates was a corporate sponsor of the 27th annual, 6.2-mile AIDS Walk Boston, which raised nearly $1 million to help continue outreach, education, and prevention efforts to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS.
6/7/12 - Charters With More Independence Score Well In Study Education Week

A study by Abt Associates Senior Analyst Hiren Nisar suggests that the presence of charter schools in Milwaukee, on the whole, has not inspired traditional public schools to improve. However, a certain type of charter school has.
6/6/12 - AIDS Action Raises Nearly $1M at AIDS Walk Rainbow Times

Abt Associates, as a corporate sponsor of the 27th annual, 6.2-mile AIDS Walk Boston, helped raise $1 million to raise awareness of the need to continue outreach, education, and prevention efforts to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS.
6/4/12 - The Nation (Nigeria) Interviews Abt Executive Vice President Jay Knott

Jay L. Knott, Abt Associates Executive Vice President for Global Business, spoke with a reporter from The Nation of Nigeria about Abt’s mission to have a “positive impact on the lives and wellbeing of people around the world,” Abt’s four health care projects in Nigeria, and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
6/4/12 - Executive Leaders Radio Interviews Abt President and CEO Kathleen Flanagan Executive Leaders Radio

 Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen Flanagan spoke with Executive Leaders Radio about Abt’s mission, her 29 years at Abt, and the value of moving out of one’s comfort zone.
5/23/12 - What a Zeta's Confessions Say About Mexico's Internal Drug Market Insight Crime

A story on Mexican drug gangs cites Abt research from 2000 about the U.S. retail drug market.
5/18/12 - Decision Time on Extended Learning Rock the Schoolhouse blog, Boston Globe

A story on whether Massachusetts' extended learning time (ELT) initiative works cites Abt Associates' studies of the ELT in Massachusetts, which found few positive effects.
5/17/12 - Working Together to Keep People in Their Homes Southwest Michigan's Second Wave

A feature story on a program in Michigan designed to intervene before people lose their homes through eviction mentions Abt Associates' work to interview various partners to better understand how the Eviction Diversion Project works.
5/17/12 - Genetic Tests Not Triggering More Health Care Use Science Business

A study that included Abt Associates' co-author Cristofer Price found patients who receive genetic tests for susceptibility to disease were no more likely to use medical services after receiving the results than before the tests. The study results appear in the journal Genetics in Medicine.
5/17/12 - Shared Ownership Over the Long-Term: Reflections on a Silver ESOP ESOP Report Magazine

Abt Associates has been recognized as a “silver ESOP” for having its employee stock ownership plan in place for more than 25 years. 
5/14/12 - Zambia: Abt Wins Project to Improve Family Planning AllAfrica

A posting on AllAfrica highlighted Abt Associates’ $18.9 million, four-year, UK Department for International Development project to improve family planning services in Zambia.
5/10/12 - LCA Identifies Benefits and Potential Environmental/Health Impacts of Lithium-ion Batteries for EVs LCA Links!

An Abt Associates analysis of the environmental risks and benefits of using lithium-ion batteries in cars was mentioned in a roundup of web stories about life cycle assessments. Abt conducted the study for the Environmental Protection Agency. 
5/10/12 - Travel Survey to Guide Path of Future Projects Perkiomen Valley Patch

Abt SRBI, working with Philadelphia –area local governments and transit organizations, will conduct the latest installment of a once-a-decade household travel survey for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.
5/4/12 - Called to be a Midwife in Northern Nigeria UK Department for International Development

A web story about the demand for midwives in northern Nigeria described the work to meet these demands by the Abt Associates-led Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 2. 
5/3/12 - We Should Be Ashamed: Why the U.S. Has a High Infant Death Rate Huffington Post

The U.S. Infant mortality rate is one of the highest among developed countries for a number of reasons, including a lack of health insurance, a fractured health system, and cultural insensitivity and racism. Rates in the U.S. vary as much from state to state as they do between European countries and the poorest nations of Central America, according to a blog post by Deborah Klein Walker, vice president and senior fellow at Abt Associates.
5/3/12 - Health Fears For Mali’s Refugees PRI’s The World

A story about the health consequences of political unrest in Mali included an interview with Lisa Nichols, chief of party with the USAID-funded Assistance Technique National Plus Project, managed by Abt Associates. The project has trained health care providers on malaria diagnosis and treatment, increased access to malaria testing, and standardized public health campaign messages about malaria.
5/2/12 - Study finds HIV/AIDS funding does not undermine health care services for other diseases Science Codex

A study of 25 rural health centers in Rwanda by Brandeis University with assistance by Abt Associates concluded that expanding services for combating HIV/AIDS does not divert attention from fighting other diseases.
5/2/12 - Podcast: Bite of Arsenic, with Kathryn Cottingham Environmental Health Perspectives

An Abt Associates’ analysis of a proposed EPA rule on arsenic standards in drinking water was cited in a podcast about arsenic standards in food.
5/1/12 - View from Abroad: Time for US to Learn from Global Public Health Community Public Health Newswire

The U.S. needs to focus more on the social determinants of health, such as patterns of behavior, which account for 50 percent of health status, according to a blog post by Deborah Klein Walker, vice president and senior fellow at Abt Associates. The medical care system, in contrast, accounts for 10 percent of health outcomes.
4/26/12 - Bell: Base Policy Decisions on the Best Research Roll Call

In an op-ed for Roll Call, Abt Senior Fellow Steve Bell calls on policymakers to make decisions based on gold-standard research.
4/25/12 - Partnership to scale up malaria treatment measures AlertNet

In a commentary for AlertNet, Abt Associates’ Mike Egboh, program manager for PATHS2, writes about the“need for integrated partnerships that are uniting efforts and amplifying resources to scale-up malaria prevention and treatment measures."
4/25/12 - Congreso Estados Unidos Reconoce República Dominicana por los Avances en la Salud El Dia

The U.S. government recently recognized countries that have made significant advances in reducing maternal deaths. Among the countries highlighted was the Dominican Republic, where the Abt Associates-led Maternal & Child Centers of Excellence project has improved the quality of and access to maternal and child health services.
4/24/12 - Abt Project Highlighted for Success in Reducing Maternal Deaths Boston Globe

An Abt Associates-led project to improve maternal and child health care services in the Dominican Republic was selected as one of only four projects highlighted at a joint USAID and State Department-hosted event featuring countries that have made significant advances in reducing maternal death.
4/23/12 - Affordable Housing Fenced into Poor Areas San Antonio Express-News

Abt Senior Fellow Jill Khadduri was quoted in an investigation of affordable housing placement decisions by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. “You aren't really increasing the supply of housing for poor people when you build in those neighborhoods,” Khadduri said.
4/23/12 - It’s About Time to Break the Glass Ceiling for Women in STEM Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Abt's Dr. Lorelle Espinosa calls for removing barriers in STEM education for women in a commentary on DiverseEducation.com.
4/20/12 - The Need for Private Sector Engagement on HIV/AIDS, Health, in the Caribbean GBC Health

Abt Associates’ health care work in the Caribbean in the USAID-funded Strengthening Health Outcomes Through the Private Sector project was highlighted in the GBC Health April 2012 member newsletter.
4/13/12 - FDA approves new device to monitor asthma Chicago Sun-Times

An Abt SRBI study about the percentage of asthma attacks triggered by pollen was mentioned in an article about a new portable device that measures children’s lung functioning.“FDA approves new device to monitor asthma”
4/5/12 - Inconclusive: The effectiveness of PPPs. Devex

There is no strong evidence that public-private development partnerships works, according to an Abt Associates review of existing literature about such partnerships for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.
4/1/12 - Mobile Research Has Gone Mainstream Alert Magazine

The Abt SRBI OneVoice Customer Experience Tracking Survey was highlighted in a case study about mobile market research.
3/30/12 - Audio: Abt Associates’ Perspective on Local Capacity Building, Development Dialogues Development Dialogues

As part of the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ podcast series, “Development Dialogues,” Abt Associates’ Bonnie Kligerman offers a perspective on local capacity building as it pertains to international development and building sustainable institutions.
3/26/12 - Can the Supreme Court Survive a Health-Care Decision? Miller-McCune

A June 2011 Abt SRBI poll about public opinion on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act was cited in an article. The story examines the Supreme Court’s legitimacy following high-profile decisions.
3/19/12 - Op-Ed: Why I left my beloved Uganda to aid its development Devex

Abt Associates Senior AssociateAllan Were, a native of Uganda, says the education and experience he is gaining in the United States will allow him to make greater contributions to development when he eventually returns to Africa.
3/16/12 - Op-ed: Time to Pull the Plug on Energy Future Holdings Coal-Fired Power Plants in Texas Star-Telegram

An Abt Associates study for the Clean Air Task Force about the health effects of coal-fueled power plants is cited in an op-ed by staff from Public Citizen Texas.
3/14/12 - The Case for Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education Diverse Issues in Higher Education

“A greater and more permanent need to fundamentally transform teaching in the STEM classroom” is required in higher education to retain students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, according to an op-ed by Abt Associates Senior Analyst Dr. Lorelle L. Espinosa.
3/14/12 - What’s Behind the Rise in SNAP Participation? Amber Waves

A story about the causes for increased demand for USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program cited an article co-written by Abt Associates Principle Associate and Senior Fellow Jacob Klerman.
2/28/12 - Worth Waiting For: The Practice of Curbing Deliveries Before 39 Weeks The Huffington Post

In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Abt’s Associates Senior Fellow Deborah Klein Walker argues that more must be done to reduce the threat posed by elective deliveries of healthy babies before 39 weeks.
2/22/12 - Buying sex? It will cost you Boston Globe

A Boston Globe article on efforts to crack down on human trafficking and “john schools” cites an Abt Associates study of a San Francisco course for johns, which helped to eliminate repeat offenses by 40 percent.
2/22/12 - Coming from Behind, Alabama Education Program Paying Off Juvenile Justice Information Center

An article about Alabama’s Math, Science and Technology Initiative cited an evaluation conducted by Abt Associates and partners, which found that the initiative improved lagging test scores in Alabama schools.
2/13/12 - Bill gives state limited flexibility with nursing home beds Rapid City Journal

The story cites research by Abt Associates on the demand for long-term care in South Dakota. The study found that nursing home beds are unevenly distributed across the state and the available capacity does not match where the elderly population is growing.
2/2/12 - 52 men in Multnomah County undergo 'john school The Oregonian

Michael Shively, a senior associate at Abt Associates, is quoted in a story on "john schools” that are designed as prostitution diversion programs. The program in Oregon is modeled after a San Francisco project that started in 1995 and has been successful in keeping men from re-offending.
1/30/12 - Detecting Trouble CQ Weekly

Nellie Bristol, CQ HealthBeat Associate Editor, cited Abt's role in drafting the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's mammography recommendation for women under 50 in her piece about effective health communications.
1/26/12 - It Just Doesn’t Add Up: Barriers to STEM Higher Education Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Abt's Dr. Lorelle Espinosa calls for removing barriers in STEM education in her blog post on DiverseEducation.com.
1/19/12 - Harvard Business School survey: US has a deepening competitiveness problem Boston Globe

An Abt SRBI survey, conducted in partnership with Harvard Business School, found that 66 percent of the nearly 10,000 alumni of Harvard Business School believe that the United States is falling behind when it comes to competing in the global economy.