CSR News Archive
10/29-11/2/2011 - CSR Presents at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (APHA)
At APHA, CSR is making a presentation on “Developing a Fidelity Index to Evaluate a Community Based Participatory Research Program Aimed at Reducing Cancer Health Disparities.”
In addition, CSR researchers will also present “An Evaluation of the NCI Community Networks Program-a Multi-Site Community Based Participatory Research Initiative to Address Cancer Health Disparities (2005-2010)" at a round-table presentation.
10/12-10/14/11 - CSR staff presented on performance measurement and related subjects at the OJJDP’s 2011 Children’s Justice & Safety Conference in National Harbor, MD.
CSR helped to plan and facilitate OJJDP’s Research Preconference: Celebrating and Sustaining OJJDP's Research Legacy. In addition CSR staff will present on Performance Measurement Reporting at the OJJDP’s 2011 Children’s Justice & Safety Conference in National Harbor, MD.
9/30/11 - CSR wins contract to continue work with NIH NIAAA to provide support to their National Alcohol Education Program (NAEP)
CSR will continue to support the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Communications and Public Liaison Branch (CPLB), Office of Science Policy and Communications for the NAEP in developing, producing, and disseminating a variety of publications/materials for a broad audience; developing innovative information technology solutions to help disseminate that information; coordinating logistics and staffing for a full schedule of promotional exhibits at conferences throughout North America; providing storage and fulfillment services for NIAAA’s publications and other materials; and implementing careful management and quality control measures. CSR has supported this work for NIAAA since 1987.
9/30/11 - CSR AEDS contract staff co-authored article on alcohol consumption and cancer-specific mortality published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
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9/15/11 - CSR AEDS contract staff co-authored article on hospitalizations for alcohol and drug overdoses in young adults ages 18–24 in the United States, published in Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
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6/11/11 - CSR Presents at the Academy Health Annual Meeting
CSR presented a poster entitled “Changing Policy to Reduce the Obesity Epidemic: 2009-2010 State Activities” to the State Health Research and Policy Interest Group on June 11, 2011 at the Academy Health Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington.
2/25/11 - CSR at the Second Chance Act Conference
CSR staff presented on performance measurement and related subjects at the Second Chance Act Conference in Washington, DC.
2/7/11 - CSR Staff Trains BJA Tribal Grantees
CSR staff trained attendees on performance measurement reporting at the grantee orientation meetings for BJA's Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP) and Tribal Assistance Courts Program (TCAP). The training sessions were held in Reno, NV; San Diego, CA; and Tulsa, OK.
12/06/10 – CSR will be at the BJA National Conference!
CSR staff will provide on-site technical assistance support at the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Conference, entitled Advancing Justice through Evidence and Innovation, from December 6–8 in Washington, D.C. The conference will emphasize how evidence and innovation can be leveraged to improve the Nation's justice systems and to ensure community safety, and how BJA funding is supporting this approach across the Nation.
11/18/10 – CSR staff presenting at two regional HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS program trainings
CSR staff will present at the 2010 HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program trainings to provide grantees with a basic explanation of the Ryan White Program and the reporting responsibilities associated with the client level Ryan White Services Report (RSR). Topics will include service definitions and grantee and provider relationships. The trainings will be held in San Francisco, CA and Baltimore, MD.
11/12/10 – CSR Produces New e-Books for Clients
CSR is converting our client's publications for e-books and electronic readers, such as the Kindle, I-Pad, and many other brands. Click here for an example of a peer review journal CSR recently produced.
11/10/10 – CSR staff presents at the APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Denver
CSR staff presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 138th Annual Meeting on the subject of Assessing Community-Based Participatory Research: Evaluating the National Cancer Institute's Community Networks Program to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, and lead a roundtable discussion on Communicating Community-Based Research Findings to Non-Scientific Communities: Lessons Learned from the Community Networks Program.
10/1/10 – CSR wins the National Institute of Justice Research and Evaluation Technical Assistance contract
CSR will provide technical assistance and logistical support; coordinate meetings, conferences and product reviews; and manage consultants for the Office of Justice Programs criminal justice RETA project.
9/2/10 – CSR team evaluating National Cancer Institute Community Networks Program (CNP) presents preliminary findings at webinar sponsored by NCI’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD). For more informationon and downloadable materials click here.
5/6/10 – CSR staff abstract accepted for presentation at the International Symposium on Bio- and Medical Informatics and Cybernetics
The CSR staff abstract, Technologies Used to Communicate Community-Based Participatory Research Findings to Non-Scientific Communities: Lessons Learned from NCI’s Community Networks Program (CNP), has been accepted for presentation at the International Symposium on Bio- and Medical Informatics and Cybernetics (BMIC 2010) as part of the 14th World Multi Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2010), to be held in June 2010 in Orlando, FL.
4/14/10 – CSR staff abstract accepted for presentation at the annual Academy Health meeting
The CSR staff abstract, Evaluation of a Multi-site National Cancer Community-Based Participatory Research Initiative to Address Health Disparities, was accepted for presentation at the annual Academy Health meeting. The poster will be presented during the Disparities Interest Group Meeting in June 2010.
3/22/10 –CSR won a contract to continue to conduct work with the Office of the National Drug Control Policy
There are several facets of the project, including updating United States illicit drug use data and keeping abreast of the literature on drug use and abuse. These data are used extensively by the ONDCP in producing the National Drug Control Strategy. CSR has supported this work for ONDCP since 2000.
3/17/10 – CSR will study elements of successful sector programs, thanks to Mott Foundation grant!
CSR will soon undertake the Replicating Successful Sector Employment Programs project, a two-phase study designed to investigate the factors that influence the effective implementation and replication of successful sector employment programs. Such programs seek to increase employment and career mobility for low-income, less educated workers by targeting employment opportunities in specific industries and occupations. The project is being funded with the help of a two-year, $313,326 grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, located in Flint, Michigan. In Phase I, CSR will analyze data collected from Mott-funded sector employment demonstrations. In Phase II, the CSR research team will use those findings to design and test a sector employment program implementation and replication guide
11/09/09 – CSR staff presenting at six regional BJA Performance Measurement trainings
Ursula Murdaugh, M.P.H. leads CSR staff to deliver BJA Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Performance Measurement Tool (PMT) trainings and provide guidance to JAG grantees on reporting in the PMT, developed by CSR. The free one day trainings will be held in Alexandria, VA, St. Louis, MO, Irving/Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA, and San Francisco, CA.
10/26/09 – CSR staff presenting at three regional HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS program trainings
CSR staff will present at the 2009 HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program trainings to provide a basic explanation of the Ryan White Program and the reporting responsibilities associated with the Ryan White Data Report (RDR) and Ryan White Services Report (RSR) including similarities and differences between the two reports. Topics will include terminology, service definitions and grantee and provider relationships. The trainings will be held in Washington, DC, Scottsdale, AZ, and New Orleans, LA.
9/23/09 – WRMA/CSR team wins recompete of HRSA contract for another 5 years!
CSR in partnership with Walter R. McDonald and Associates, Inc. (WRMA) will continue to provide data and technical assistance support for HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program through 2014!
9/22/09 – CSR as a subcontract to the Cloudburst Group wins a task order with CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity.
Under this task order, CSR and Cloudburst will update the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) State Legislative database. CSR will bring its many years of research, evaluation, and data management services to create and conduct a strategy for identifying state-level legislation, regulation and appropriation history that impacts these three important policy areas.
8/10/09 – CSR wins 5 year contract to provide logistical support services for Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
In FY2009, CSR will facilitate the peer review process for the Child Sexual Predator Program (CSPP). The CSPP is a new funding initiative implemented by the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) aimed at reducing and preventing child endangerment and protecting communities from sexual predators. Launched in 2008, the program provides grants to help locate, arrest, and prosecute child sexual predators and exploiters, and enforce state sex offender registration laws. The program will support community policing initiatives throughout the United States by promoting partnerships between law enforcement and United States Attorneys Offices (USAO), as well as with other community partners, such as the U.S. Marshals Service, parole and probation offices, social service agencies, and state or local prosecutors, to collectively reduce and prevent child endangerment by sexual predators.
7/17/09 – CSR wins recompete of OJJDP 4-Year Evaluation Management Contract.
CSR was successful in recompeting the OJJDP contract. Under this contract, CSR provides expert assistance to OJJDP in research, evaluation, and performance measurement by continuing to host, maintain and continue enhancement of OJJDP’s Performance Measures Data Collection and Technical Assistance Tool (DCTAT); provides performance measures training and technical assistance for OJJDP grantees and federal staff; ensures logistical and expert knowledge support for research meetings; and conducts periodic “on-demand” research tasks, such as literature reviews, data analysis, and review of research products.
5/15/09 – CSR wins prestigious 2009 e-learning awards.
CSR’s e-learning course, Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much, created for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), has garnered an unprecedented number of awards since its recent launch. The Web-based course received a First Place Gold Screen Award from the National Association of Government Communicators, both Gold and Platinum Hermes Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, and most recently two bronze Horizon Interactive Awards. CSR is honored to have been recognized for our contribution to the field of e-learning.
4/20/09 – CSR AEDS contract staff article published in the May issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
3/1/09 - CSR’s CEDAP contract with DHS FEMA extended through 2010.
2/1/09 - Sex Offenders and Disintegrative Shaming article by CSR staff, Dr. Monica Robbers, “Lifers on the Outside,” published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.
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12/19/08 - CSR ends 2008 with a new contract win!
Under this HHS Program Support Center (PSC) IDIQ contract vehicle, CSR is eligible to provide the following services: policy assessments/analysis, program assessments, evaluation design studies and data collection, performance measurements, technical assistance/expertise, data analysis and auxiliary/support services.
11/15/08 - Behavioral science article by CSR staff, Dr. Monica Robbers, “Facilitating fatherhood: A longitudinal examination of father involvement among young minority fathers,” published in Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.
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10/25/08 - CSR staff presenting at the APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego October 25-29, 2008
CSR staff John Foster-Bey, M.A., M.B.A., Tiffani Jeffries, and Craig Dearfield, M.A. attended the APHA conference to present the year 3 findings on CSR's 5-year national evaluation of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) Community Network Program (CNP). John was the lead presenter on two panels. One looked at what has been learned from the CNP sites on innovative approaches to reducing cancer health disparities. The second panel reported on CNP outcomes.
9/25/08 - The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) awarded a new contract to CSR to develop a Performance Measurement Tool
Expanding our corporate efforts to support the Office of Justice Programs with performance measurement support for its grant programs, CSR competed for a new effort to develop a BJA-wide performance measurement tool that will incorporate at least 10 new grant programs over the next several years. This important project will support the agency’s efforts to report on both GPRA (Government Performance Results Act) and PART (Performance Appraisal Rating Tool) outcome measures for its funded programs.
9/21/08 - CSR is part of the Cloudburst Group's winning bid for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 5-year Chronic Disease IDIQ
CSR joined a team led by the Cloudburst Group to qualify for CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) IDIQ vehicle for Technical and Management Support for Health Promotion Activities 2008 (TAMS 2008). Under the TAMS contract, CSR will bring many years of research, evaluation, and data management services to the CDC to study a variety of important disease-related issues.
9/9/08 - CSR wins NIAAA Alcohol Epidemiologic Data System (AEDS) contract for another five years
CSR was successful in recompeting the NIAAA contract that we have managed since 1982. Under this contract, CSR researchers will prepare alcohol epidemiologic reports; conduct alcohol studies and present results in scientific manuscripts for peer-reviewed journal publications; provide technical assistance to NIAAA researchers; provide technical support to public data users of NIAAA-sponsored national survey data.
7/23/08 - CSR staff compile data-related documentation for the COMBINE clinical trial sponsored by NIAAA
CSR staff Daniel Falk, Ph.D., Patricia Thomson, Ph.D., and Chiung Ming Chen, Ph.D. compiled 53 codebooks and performed certain data cleaning for the COMBINE clinical trial data for NIAAA’s Division of Treatment and Recovery Research.
6/1/08 - CSR celebrates 30 years of service in the Government contracting industry!
Over the past 30 years, CSR has held more than 350 contracts, grants, and related procurements, primarily with the Federal Government. CSR has worked hard to assemble and maintain a strong, interdisciplinary team of writers, researchers, and management consultants and have provided research, training, technical assistance and a broad range of management services that enable the public and private sectors to make informed and optimal decisions in a rapidly changing world.