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Jun 24, 2016, 12:30 ET Gary Perlin Elected Chairman of Abt Associates' Board of Directors

Gary L. Perlin, the retired chief financial officer of Capital One Financial Corporation, has been elected non-executive chairman of Abt...


Jun 16, 2016, 11:41 ET Abt Associates Wins Hermes Creative Award

 Abt Associates has won a Hermes Creative Award for material created on behalf of a project that expands access to health care for people in...


Jun 02, 2016, 14:50 ET New Project Aims to Spur Health Reforms, Improve Primary Health Care in Senegal

 To build on the Government of Senegal's recent progress in health reforms, USAID has awarded Abt Associates the Senegal Health Systems...


Mar 18, 2016, 14:30 ET Providing Pathways to Improved Health for Jordanian Communities

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Jordan has awarded Abt Associates a $51.7 million cooperative agreement to implement...


Dec 03, 2015, 15:00 ET New Post-War Study Finds Vietnam Vets with PTSD More Likely to Die than Vets Without

 Vietnam veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) were nearly twice as likely to die as those without PTSD, according to the first...


Nov 13, 2015, 08:00 ET Abt Associates Pledges to Reduce its Greenhouse Gas Emissions by More than 80 Percent

In an effort to help reduce global warming, Abt Associates today pledged to reduce the company's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 80...


Oct 06, 2015, 10:00 ET New Global Project Aims to Expand the Private Sector's Ability to Deliver Health Services in Developing Countries

To improve public health outcomes and increase the use of health services through the expansion of the role of the private sector in health...


Aug 07, 2015, 09:00 ET Abt Associates to Expand Public Sector Systems Strengthening Work in Tanzania

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Abt Associates the Public Sector Systems Strengthening (PS3)...


Jul 07, 2015, 13:00 ET Offering Vouchers to Families Experiencing Homelessness Has Benefits That Extend Beyond Housing, Study Finds

 Providing priority access to permanent housing subsidies to homeless families helps keep families from becoming homeless again and has a...


Jul 01, 2015, 13:27 ET New Report Exposes Gap Between Self-Reported Drug Use and Actual Drug Use

The gap between the truth and reality in self-reporting of illegal drug use varies by the drug being used, by the region of the country, and by the...


Jun 03, 2015, 09:01 ET Project Continues Work Improving Agricultural Markets, Food Security in South Sudan

Abt Associates has won a contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to continue its work toward improving...


May 05, 2015, 09:00 ET Abt Associates Expands Work Evaluating New Agricultural Development Model

Abt Associates has won its second evaluation contract from the UK Department of International Development to assess the effectiveness of pilot...


Feb 11, 2015, 14:00 ET Stratus Consulting Merges with Abt Associates

 Stratus Consulting, a Boulder, Colorado-based environmental research and consulting firm, has merged with Abt Associates, a global research...


Oct 31, 2014, 08:00 ET Report Finds Declines in the Nation's Homeless Population

 The number of people who experienced chronic or long-term homelessness declined by 30 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to The 2014...


Oct 22, 2014, 17:30 ET Abt Wins New Projects to Evaluate, Support Pay for Success Programs

 Pay for success programs are innovative funding models that allow private investors to fund social and health interventions in partnership...


Oct 01, 2014, 17:00 ET Abt Associates Expands Efforts to Reduce Burden of Malaria in Africa

Building on Abt Associates' work to eradicate and reduce the burden of malaria across Africa, the United States Agency for International...


Sep 23, 2014, 19:00 ET New Study Identifies Alternative Options for Funding HIV Programs

 Donor funding for HIV programs has flattened in recent years, threatening to stall the progress of HIV programs worldwide and presenting new...


Aug 08, 2014, 14:00 ET Initial Findings: National Vietnam Veteran Study Reveals Long-Term Course of PTSD and Link to Chronic Health Conditions

Veterans who served in the Vietnam War and who developed Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are at greater risk of heart disease and other...


Aug 06, 2014, 09:22 ET New Contract to Improve the Effectiveness of High-Impact, Evidence-based HIV Interventions Awarded

 The United States Agency for International Development has awarded the $250 million Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-Free...


Jul 29, 2014, 08:00 ET Abt Associates Tapped by USAID to Increase Demand for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services in Jordan

 Abt Associates is poised to begin work next week to heighten demand for family planning and reproductive health services in Jordan under a...


Jul 22, 2014, 17:15 ET Investments in HIV and AIDS Help Reduce New HIV Infections, AIDS-Related Deaths, New Analysis Shows

 Investments in HIV and AIDS in low and middle-income countries are paying off according to new analysis presented during the International...


Jul 08, 2014, 11:00 ET International Family Planning Specialist Joins Abt Associates

 Abt Associates has named May Post the Family Planning/Reproductive Health Strategic Lead within the company's International Health...


Jun 19, 2014, 08:00 ET Abt Associates to Support $19 million USAID Project to Help Governments, Private Sector Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change

 Abt Associates will support the new $19 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Climate Economic Analysis for Development,...


Jun 03, 2014, 09:30 ET Abt Associates Data Informs New Rules to Cut Power Plant Emissions

 Abt Associates provided data that was instrumental in helping the Obama Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...


May 01, 2014, 10:00 ET Abt Associates to Support DOL's Efforts to Improve Knowledge of Workers' Rights among Hard-to-Reach Populations

 Improving hard-to-reach populations' knowledge of workers' rights to increase access to employment opportunities and equitable treatment by...