DEVELOPING STUDY DESIGNS TO EVALUATE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WORKPLACE POLICIES 
AND PRACTICES 

RELEASE DATE:  July 13, 2004

NOTICE: NOT-HD-04-007

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
 (http://www.nichd.nih.gov/) 

The purpose of this notice is to announce a workshop relevant to the 
forthcoming NICHD Request for Applications (RFA) on "Developing Study Designs 
to Evaluate the Health Benefits of Workplace Policies and Practices." This RFA 
will be released shortly; general information about the related research 
initiative can be found at 
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/cpr/dbs/well_being_conference.htm. Information about 
the workshop and all discussion topics will be available from the contact 
listed below upon request; attendance at the workshop will not be a 
requirement for submitting an application in response to the RFA.

MEETING INFORMATION

Dates and Location 

July 22-23, 2004, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, in the Natcher Building, Room E1/E2, 45 
Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

Hosts  

Drs. Lynne Casper and Rosalind King, NICHD; Dr. Marcia Scott, National 
Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA); Dr. Lawrence Fine, NIH 
Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research; Jeannie Nigam, National 
Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.

Description  

The first day will be devoted to presentations and discussions of possible 
health outcomes and the current best scientific practices for measuring them. 
The second day will be spent considering the current best scientific practices 
in experimental and quasi-experimental designs for interdisciplinary social 
and behavioral research. The presentations will be aimed at methodological 
specialists. The goal of this workshop is to encourage the capabilities of 
potential applicants to submit competitive applications.

Pre-Registration

If you plan to attend the workshop, please respond by email to Chris Morett at 
morettc@mail.nih.gov.  

Meeting Materials

To accommodate individuals who cannot attend the meeting, presentations and 
handouts will be available upon request. To request these materials, please 
contact Chris Morett by e-mail at morettc@mail.nih.gov after the meeting date. 

INQUIRIES

For further information, contact:

Lynne Casper, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator and Demographer
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 8B07, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
Telephone: (301) 435-6983
Fax: (301) 496-0962
Email:  casperl@mail.nih.gov 

Rosalind King, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 8B07, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
Telephone: (301) 435-6986
Fax: (301) 496-0962
Email:  kingros@mail.nih.gov


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