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Abt Associates is a proud exhibitor and sponsor of the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo. The theme of this year’s conference—Creating the Healthiest Nation: Overcoming Social and Ethical Challenges—provides us an opportunity to highlight our research on barriers to accessing health care and social services, opioid use disorder, and more as we work to improve health outcomes for all. Our equity team and public health experts will be available at APHA—at our booth and our sessions—to answer questions and share experiences and perspectives on public health.

Stop by booth 1004 to speak with our experts, or join us (live or virtually) during the following presentations:

Sunday, November 12, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
Estimating the prevalence of adolescent opioid use disorder and treatment service availability at the county level: An application of small-area estimation methods.
Abt Presenter: Tim Ozechowski, Ph.D.
Abt Authors: Leigh Mathias, Ph.D.; Ellen Childs, Ph.D.; Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt, Ph.D., PharmD

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
Integrated care for kids model evaluation: Care coordinator perspectives on barriers to children’s care
Abt Presenter: Kaitlin Sheedy, MPH, CHES
Abt Authors: Dana Maglic, MS; Caroline Logan, Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
5:08 p.m. – 5:23 p.m. EST
CDC’s EMPower best practices: A hospital-based quality improvement initiative to improve maternity practices supportive of optimal infant nutrition and health equity
Abt Presenter: Ann Cloud, MPH
Abt Author: Cynthia Klein, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. EST
Beneficiary perspectives on barriers and facilitators to accessing social services through the accountable health communities model
Abt Authors: Sean McClellan, Ph.D.; Melissa Vandawalker, MS; Katharine Witgert, MPH

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. EST
Barriers and facilitators to building health care-social services partnerships
Abt Presenter: Katharine Witgert, MPH
Abt Authors: Leigh Evans, Ph.D.; Melissa Vandawalker, MS

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