Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Equity and Inclusion Fellowship Deadline Approaching

As part of APPAM's commitment to an inclusive public policy field, the Equity & Inclusion Fellowship supports the participation of up to 40 students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the 2018 Fall Research Conference. The goal of this fellowship program is to introduce recipients to the world of public policy and APPAM, and foster lifelong engagement. Don't miss this important opportunity! The application deadline is May 25th.

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Inclusion is Hard and We Must Do Better | APPAM Leadership Blog Series

Jan 17, 2018 12:57 PM

Increasingly, activities that focus on inclusion are becoming more and more important. As I’m sure you’ve experienced at your university or research organization: getting to the how is hard. We all know about the why. Having a membership/staff/faculty/student body/leadership that reflects everybody in the larger group and represents all perspectives in decision making is vital. There’s no question that we need and want to engage in as many diversity activities as possible.

 
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Breaking Habits: The Effect of the French Vending Machine Ban on School Snacking and Sugar Intakes | JPAM Featured Article

Jan 12, 2018 04:02 PM

There is consistent evidence showing that food and drinks sold from vending machines (VMs) have on average a higher energy-density, and access to VMs in schools has been associated with unhealthy diets and excess weight in children. From September 2005, the French government has banned VMs from all middle and secondary schools. This paper evaluates the impact of the ban on the nutrient intakes and school snack frequency of schoolchildren, and consider intakes from out-of-school meals.

 
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Member Forum: State and Research University Partnerships in the Opioid Crisis

Opioid drug abuse is a major epidemic across the nation with policy response efforts concentrated the state level with policy officials struggling to coordinate research and resources. Join us at the 2018 Institutional Member Forum on May 1st as we explore ways research universities can serve as excellent resources for expertise to state governments.

 
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Final week for California Submissions!

Jan 03, 2018 07:02 PM

Submit abstracts for the 2018 California Regional Student Conference and gain valuable research presentation experience, as well as receive important feedback from academics, practitioners, and other students. Deadline: January 10.

 
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Can Financial Aid Help to Address the Growing Need for STEM Education? | JPAM Featured Article

Dec 18, 2017 04:02 PM

Although workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields earn above-average wages, the number of college graduates prepared for STEM jobs lags behind employer demand. A key question is how to increase educational investments and degree completion in STEM, especially for low-income and minority students. Castleman, Long, and Mabel examine a potentially overlooked barrier to STEM attainment in college: the financial cost to pursuing study in STEM courses and majors.

 
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December 2017 Student Member Update

Dec 14, 2017 07:23 PM

APPAM Regional Student Conference Submissions and Policy Council Nominations.

 
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December 2017 Institutional Member Update

Dec 14, 2017 07:20 PM

Nominate a Student Member For Service on the Policy Council.

 
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December 2017 Professional Member Update

Dec 14, 2017 03:16 PM

APPAM International Conference and Regional Student Conference Submissions Open

 
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APPAM/ASHEcon Webinar: The Intersection of Opioid Addiction and Evidence-Based Policy

Dec 12, 2017 03:27 PM

The opioid epidemic in the United States has reached alarming proportions. With over a thousand people dying each week due to opioid related overdoses, many have suggested evidence-based policy as a way to combat the epidemic. Join ASHEcon and APPAM experts on health policy and opioids as they take a deep-dive into the opioid crisis, how to use evidence-based policy to combat it, and what health economists can do to influence policy.

 
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Does Paid Family Leave Reduce Nursing Home Use? The California Experience | JPAM Featured Article

Dec 05, 2017 06:43 PM

Paid family leave (PFL) is intended to make it financially easier for eligible workers to take time off to care for young children or seriously ill family members. Concurrently, the receipt of informal care from family members has been shown to lower the probability of institutionalization among elderly Americans. This raises an important question: Do PFL policies influence nursing home use among older adults?

 
 
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