HBCUs move to address campus sexual assaults, but is it enough?
The largest survey about sexual assaults on HBCU campuses was conducted in 2008 by the nonprofit research group, RTI International. Four thousand undergraduate women at four HBCUs participated, says Christopher Krebs, the survey's lead researcher.
Intimate partner violence: What we tell our children can make a difference
– Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Human Capital Blog
Our children must continuously hear the message that violence within relationships, whether platonic or romantic, is unacceptable. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is not a private matter but one that we all must confront directly.
Child maltreatment underreported in Medicaid claims, study finds
– Health Canal
Medicaid claims are a poor way to identify child abuse and neglect at a population level, according to a study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Making political will work for health systems
– USAID LMG Blog
The strength of a health system, however, depends on what country actors are willing and able to do, not just what donors will fund. To incorporate the perspectives of these country actors into the concept of political will, the USAID-funded Health Policy Project proposes a different approach to thinking about political will.
For first time, two districts win 2014 broad prize: Gwinnett county public schools, Orange county public schools share $1 million award
– Yahoo! News
The selection jury evaluated quantitative data on the finalists that consisted of publicly available student performance data compiled and analyzed by RTI International, one of the world's leading research institutes.
By The Numbers: Search NIH Grant Data By Institution
– National Public Radio
Seminar on maternal, newborn mortality from Sep 5
– Web India 123
Dr Marian Koso Thomas, Programme Officer NICHD Global Network, Bethesdo MD, USA, Dr Richard Derman USA and Dr Dennis Wallace senior statistician, RTI International USA, would also attend.
Why campuses can't talk about alcohol when it comes to sexual assualt
– The Chronicle of Higher Education
"The discussion of alcohol and sexual violence is the third rail of discourse," says Christopher P. Krebs, a senior social-science researcher for the company RTI International who has studied the effects of alcohol on sexual assault. "It’s something no one wants to go near."
$707 million: Why North Carolina 'likes' Facebook
– Triangle Business Journal
When a tech giant picks North Carolina for an expansion, the ripples mean more than just tech jobs. That’s according to a new report, compiled by Research Triangle Park-based RTI International.
RTI study: Facebook's data center delivers $1.2B impact to NC
– WRAL TechWire
Facebook's massive data center in western N.C. hasn't delivered thousands of jobs, but it has provided a substantial boost to the state's economy at more than $1.2 billion. So says RTI International in a new report.
Mobile device helps nurses identify domestic violence in Bangalore, India
– Population Reference Bureau
A new program is training nurses in Indian hospitals to use a mobile device to identify women at risk of violence and promote disclosure.
98% of pupils can't read or understand English
Barely a week after a major debate about the dwindling quality of education in Ghana, a new survey has also revealed that majority of pupils in basic schools can neither read nor understand English or any Ghanaian Language properly.
MOOCs in the workplace
– T + D
A recent study by Duke University and RTI International found that the majority of employers (69 percent) have never heard of massive open online communities (MOOCs).
Reimbursements by Medicaid could affect cancer screening rates
In the study, Dr. Michael Halpern, MD, PhD, MPH of RTI International and his colleagues analyzed 2007 Medicaid data from 46 states and Washington DC to determine whether state Medicaid eligibility and reimbursement policies affected receipt of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening among Medicaid beneficiaries.