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2020 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting


Saturday, October 24, 2020 – Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Now more than ever, public health prevention, promotion and protection are critical to address the COVID-19 pandemic, along with ongoing work to support all people where we live, learn, work and play. Abt Associates is a proud sponsor of the 2020 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, which will take place virtually. We invite you to stop by our virtual booth and learn how we’re bringing an intersectional approach to addressing population health challenges in order to improve lives.

Our staff will participate in the following presentations:

*denotes presenter

Sunday, October 25, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MT
Session 2024.0: Substance Use Policy, Epidemiology, and Integrated Behavioral Health
Moving upstream to identify and address adolescent substance use: Results from a national prevention and early intervention initiative

*Dana Hunt, Leigh Fischer, Abt Associates

Monday, October 26, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. MT
Session: 3289.0 - Opioid Work Group Collaborative Session
Health systems’ opioid quality improvement (QI) efforts and determinants of implementation success: Findings from the CDC opioid QI collaborative
*Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt, Ann Cloud, Holly Swan, Leigh Mathias, Abt Associates; Michael Parchman, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute; Wesley Sargent, Jan Losby, Christina Mikosz, CDC

Tuesday, October 27, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. MT
Session 4037.0 - Implementation Sciences in the Context of HIV/AIDS
Sharing lessons learned between U.S. and international HIV work from Health Resources & Services Administration’s Ryan White and PEPFAR experiences
*Cristina Booker, Laura Edwards, Alexis Marbach, Jane Fox, Catherine Thompson, Abt Associates; Deirdre Rabudeau, University of Texas at Austin; Naomi Freeman, HRSA, HHS

Tuesday, October 27, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MT
Session 4117.0 - Climate Changes Health: Examining Co-Benefits While Cultivating Resilience and Equity
Public health co-benefits of greenhouse gas emission reductions: Methods for benefits estimation in state climate plans
*Emma Zinmeister, U.S. EPA; David Cooley, Olivia Griot, Abt Associates; Philip Assmus, U.S. EPA

Tuesday, October 27, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. MT
Session 4238.0 - Pre-Diabetes Gaps and Type 2 Prevention
Applying behavioral insights to online health cards to increase awareness of type 2 diabetes risk
*Krista Proia, CDC; Cynthia Klein, Stephanie Frost, Abt Associates; Jess Leifer, Ideas 42

Wednesday, October 28, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. MT
Session 5023.0 - Feeding Children During the School Year and Summer Months: Lessons Learned at the State & Local Levels
Food for children in the summer months: Lessons learned from the most recent round of summer EBT projects
*René Nutter, Maria Boyle, Kaylyn Williams, Abt Associates

Wednesday, October 28, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. MT
Session 5111.0 - Big Data and Machine Learning for Health Research
Inference from high-dimensional data: A case study of dietary supplements and metal body burdens
*Anna Belova, ICF; Ryan Klein, Lauren Olsho, Abt Associates; Anne Riederer, University of Washington

Sunday, October 25, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MT
2042.0 - Integrated Behavioral Health: Mental Health and Substance Use Poster Session
Behavioral health specialists in primary care settings supporting care of patients on long-term opioid therapy: Integration facilitators and challenges
*Nida Corry, Sara Shoemaker-Hunt, Abt Associates; Laura Heesacker, Jackson Care Connect (Care Oregon) CCO; Erin Massey, Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics; Wesley Sargent, Jan Losby, CDC

Sunday, October 25, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. MT
Poster Session: 2084.0: Cannabis Epidemiology and Health Effects
Effects of marijuana use legislation on public health and public safety outcomes
*Ryan Kling, Maggie Martin, Maryam Salihu, John Thacker, Abt Associates

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