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2021 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting


Sunday, October 24, 2021 – Wednesday, October 27, 2021 MST

The effects of widespread social isolation are all around us - from increases in substance misuse and suicide, to reduced quality of life for many people from diverse backgrounds. Abt Associates has demonstrated expertise in working with communities and families to counteract isolation and despair. Across the country, we are working hard to restore a sense of belonging, trust, and connectedness – supporting public health for the common good.

Abt is once again a proud sponsor of the 2021 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo. This year, APHA’s annual meeting theme is Creating the Healthiest Nation and Strengthening Social Connectedness.

Visit our Booth 1015 in Denver or stop by our Virtual Booth to chat with our public health experts.

Our staff will participate in the following sessions (presenter name in bold):

Monday, October 25, 4:00 – 4:15 p.m. MT
Session: Health Administration Section & Pharmacy Section Opioid Task Force Collaborative
Opioid quality improvement and stewardship interventions: insights from implementation research
Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt and Ellen Childs, Abt Associates

Tuesday, October 26, 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. MT
Session: Opioids Oral #2 - Innovative Strategies in Understanding Opioid Overdose and Prevention
Leveraging innovative and emerging approaches for drug overdose prevention
Nida Ali, CDC; Banks Denney, Booze Allen Hamilton; Emily Costello, CDC; Ellen Childs, Abt Associates; Natasha Underwood, CDC; Kari Cruz, CDC; and Lindsey Bridwell, Booz Allen Hamilton

Tuesday, October 26, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. MT
Virtual Roundtable: Leave No Child behind: Addressing Nutrition during Childhood
How much food do young children waste? Plate waste in the child and adult care food program
Lauren Olsho and Lindsay LeClair, Abt Associates
What do childcare meals cost, and who pays: Findings from a child and adult care food program study.
Ayesha Enver, Michele Mendelson, and Christopher Logan, Abt Associates

Tuesday, October 26, 4:00 – 4:15 p.m. MT
Virtual Session: Nutrition Innovations for School and Summer Meal Programs
How nutritious are early childcare meals? Characteristics of meals served in the child and adult care food programs
Kelly Lawrence Patlan, Meaghan Glenn, Chantal Stidsen, and Lauren Olsho, Abt Associates

Wednesday, October 27, 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. MT
Virtual Session: Addressing Reproductive and Sexual Health and Identity in Schools
Assessing implementation outcomes of an innovative male-only teen pregnancy prevention program
Stephanie Frost, Cynthia Klein, Alrick Edwards, Tara Earl, Shannon Hitchcock, Lauren Olsho, Angela Cheung, Nicole Katapodis, Abt Associates, and Rick Brown, Children's Home Society of North Carolina