8/11/17 - Opinion: 7 Ways to Use Blockchain for International Development Devex

Abt Australia CEO Jane Thomason said in an op-ed that blockchain – an emerging system for secure, person-to-person digital transactions – can help track donor funds, register land, and strengthen supply chains, among other tasks.
8/11/17 - Alabama Will Keep Its Common Core Standards – For Now Education Week

A news story about education reform cited Abt research that found, of nine states’ changes to their Common Core standards, approximately three-quarters of the standards did not change.
8/6/17 - Inside Harvard's Effort to Survey and Improve Early Education in the Berkshires and Beyond Berkshire Eagle

A news story mentioned an early childhood learning education study of 5,000 three- and four-year-olds being carried out by Abt Associates and Harvard University.
7/29/17 - Cities and States Must Take Lead on Climate Change CommonWealth

A web story about local action on climate change highlighted an Abt study that concluded that a cap-and-trade pact involving Northeast U.S. states lowered energy and electricity bills and saved more than $5.7 billion in health care costs.
7/28/17 - Bank of Papua New Guinea, Abt Associates to Establish PNG Digital Commerce Cryptocurrency Association EconoTimes

A web story explained that Abt Associates and the Bank of Papua New Guinea will work together to harness the power of blockchain technology, which allows secure, person-to-person transfer of money and information.
7/26/17 - Proposed PPS Rule Details New Home Health Payment Model HealthLeaders

An Abt webinar about home health payment reform was mentioned in a web story focused on these changes.
7/24/17 - What Does the Climate Future Hold? Research Predicts Much Shorter Ski Seasons FasterSkier

A web story about ski seasons quoted Abt research estimating by 2090 that many cross-country ski areas across the U.S. are likely to see 50-100 percent reductions in season length.
7/6/17 - Sampling: A Primer GreenBook

In an interview, Abt Senior Associate Stas Kolenikov explained what sampling is and how it’s used in marketing research as well as most social, behavioral, and biomedical research.
7/1/17 - US Ambassador Promises Continued Support for Malaria Projects NTV (Uganda)

U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac said during a visit that the U.S. will continue funding malaria projects, including the Abt-led, USAID-funded Uganda IRS 2. Malac was on a fact-finding mission in Butaleja and Tororo districts visiting communities benefiting from indoor Residual Spraying and mosquito nets. 
6/27/17 - Opinion: Renew Push for Pricing Carbon Burlington Free Press

An op-ed by a Vermont state representative extensively discussed Abt’s evaluation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cooperative effort by Northeast U.S. states that significantly reduced air pollution from fossil fuel power plants and improved people’s health.
6/26/17 - Telehealth Technologies Help Save Healthcare Organization $4.6 million and More TechTarget

A web story highlighted an Abt evaluation of Health Care Innovation Award recipients. Abt found that of 10 hospital-based programs to receive this federal funding, Emory University’s dual critical care program was the most successful, saving $4.6 million in 15 months due to reduced hospital readmissions and other improvements.
6/20/17 - Climate Study Suggests Skiing Is On a Short Leash Powder

A magazine article quoted Abt’s Cameron Wobus, the lead author of a study estimating the possible financial impact of climate change on ski resort revenues.
6/12/17 - What Polling Tells Us about Georgia’s 6th District Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A poll conducted by Abt Associates provides insight into the issues that are most important to voters in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district. The election for the open seat is on June 20.
5/27/17 - New Technology Looks to Fill Senior Care Workforce Gaps The Modesto Bee

A news story about nursing home workforce shortages in South Dakota mentioned a report by Abt Associates on the same issue.
5/26/17 - Work for Audible, Live Rent-Free? New York Times

Abt housing expert Jeff Lubell was quoted a news story about companies providing housing subsidies for employees.
5/25/17 - The Catastrophic Effects of Mental Health Stigma Psychology Today

Helga Luest, an Abt senior manager and trauma expert, was quoted in a story about the enduring power of stigmas regarding mental health.
5/24/17 - The Messy Relationship Between Food Stamps and Health The Atlantic

This article features Abt’s evaluation work from the Healthy Incentives Pilot, a test of whether a 30 cent rebate would spur SNAP recipients to buy and consume more fruits and vegetables.
5/17/17 - Education Gap Widens Between Black & White Students News One

Michael Lopez, Ph.D., a principal associate at Abt, was interviewed about the uneven quality of public education received by black and Latino students.
5/9/17 - PNG Central Bank Signs MOU to Launch BlockChain Technology Papua New Guinea Post Courier

A news report explained that the PNG Governance Facility project – managed by Abt Associates – signed an agreement with the Papua New Guinea Central Bank Governor to begin implementation of blockchain, a digital technology used to record transactions, confirm identity and establish contracts.
4/27/17 - Nearly Half of Americans Think There’s a ‘Deep State’: Poll ABC News

A majority of Americans believe there is a Deep State, or “military, intelligence and government officials who try to secretly manipulate government policy,” according to a poll conducted in part by Abt Associates.
4/22/17 - Americans Would Pay $17.2 Billion to Prevent Another Deepwater Horizon Disaster Huffington Post

A blog post discussed a study co-authored by an Abt Associates’ Colleen Donovan that estimated the monetary value of the natural resource damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 
4/20/17 - Bristol County Air Quality Receives Failing Grade Tauton Daily Gazette

Abt Associates’ report on the health impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is featured in this story on air quality in Massachusetts.
4/10/17 - Child Care Options in the Latino Community are Scarce Vívelo Hoy

Abt Principal Associate Michael López is quoted on the shortage of child care options for children under five in Chicago. López points out that child care centers are just one part of the child care network and there are other options that Latino families may be using.
4/5/17 - CMS Report Finds Emory’s eICU Program Reduced Hospital Stays, Saved Millions of Dollars Science Magazine

Abt’s report for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services found that Emory University’s Electronic ICU (eICU) program has proven to be a valuable asset for intensive care patients and their hospital care teams. 
3/15/17 - Doctor Groups Take Up Global Warming Advocacy San Diego Union-Tribune

A news story referenced Abt’s recent report on the health and economic benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
2/10/17 - The Future of Medicaid: When Improving Upon the Wheel, Start With Something Round Health Affairs Blog

Katharine Witgert, a senior associate at Abt, wrote about successful Medicaid enrollment practices and the impact of Medicaid cost-sharing programs. 
2/3/17 - Opinion: Embracing Blockchain Solutions to Fight Global Poverty Devex

Jane Thomason, CEO of Abt Associates Australia, wrote a blog post discussing the potential of blockchain technology – which allows secure, person-to-person transfer of money and information – to change society in the next decade.
1/20/17 - The key Common Core Questions No Senator Asked Betsy DeVos to Answer Washington Post

A news story cited an Abt analysis which found that most states have taken some action to revise their Common Core State Standards or withdraw from them.
1/19/17 - How Sex Education Changed under the Obama Administration WHYY-FM (Philadelphia)

A news report quoted Abt’s Meredith Kelsey, a principal associate in Social and Economic Policy, on how the Obama administration put tens of millions of dollars into evaluating teen pregnancy prevention programs. 
1/18/17 - Common Core Revisions: What Are States Really Changing? Education Week

A blog post highlighted a report by Abt Associates’ staff on the changes states are making to Common Core education standards.
1/17/17 - New Report Shows Health Benefits Of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative WAMC-FM

A news report quoted Abt Senior Associate Michelle Manion, lead author of an Abt study which estimated that a Northeast U.S. greenhouse gas emissions reduction program saved hundreds of lives.
1/12/17 - New Study: Regional Carbon Cap-and-Trade Has Saved Lives WCAI-FM (Cape Cod)

A news segment discussed an Abt study which estimated that a greenhouse gas emissions reduction program saved hundreds of lives and prevented thousands of respiratory illnesses.