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  • LTG to develop new national social media campaign about post partum depression

    LTG Associates is very pleased to have been chosen by the Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support the development of a new, national social marketing campaign to increase postpartum depression symptom reporting among new mothers. The LTG-led team includes research institution NORC (San Francisco) and ad agency/public relations firm Runyon Saltzman Inc. (RSE) in Sacramento.

  • Cathleen Crain begins 2-year term as President-Elect of NAPA

    LTG Managing Partner Cathleen Crain won the recent election to serve as President-Elect of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) for a 2-year term followed by 2 years as President. Ms. Crain holds an MA in medical/physical anthropology from McMaster University and is believed to be the first M.A. president of NAPA. NAPA members apply their anthropological knowledge in a range of contexts addressing complex issues. Read more about NAPA.

  • LTG makes history with 6th Praxis recognition for Excellence

    The WAPA Praxis recognition for the California Department of Health Care Services' video ethnography project makes LTG the single most honored group in Praxis history. Photo features the team in production on the child & family wellness promotion & obesity prevention project. The professionally-juried Praxis award recognizes expertise in translating anthropological knowledge into action as reflected in a single project. Read more on our Awards page.

  • LTG has been selected to present a paper at 2018 AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum

    Based on findings from our recent NASA ethnography project, we will present a paper entitled "Working at the Speed of Innovation: Impedance Mismatch in Rapid and Innovation Projects" at the AIAA AVIATION Forum. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world's largest professional society devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. Read more on our News page.

  • Red carpet moment! Ethnographic videos will be screened at SfAA 2nd Annual Film Festival

    LTG's two feature-length films for California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Being the Change and Raising Up the Children will be screened at the SfAA Film Festival to be held in conjunction with the 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 3-7. Our films were selected from 139 submissions from 45 countries. This year's theme is Sustainable Futures which explores meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generations' ability to meet their own needs. Read more on our News page.

  • LTG ethnographic videos for DHCS earn Honorable Mention at WAPA 2017 Praxis Awards

    The Washington Association of Practicing Anthropologists (WAPA) gave LTG its 6th Praxis recognition for the California Department of Health Care Services' (DHCS) video ethnography child & family wellness promotion & obesity prevention project. Committee member Suzanne Huertin-Roberts presented the award at the AAA Annual Meeting in December. Jurors noted LTG's empathetic, ethnographic approach to elicit the health & wellness experiences of families while presenting themselves as learners rather than experts. Read more on our News page.

  • LTG uses video ethnography to explore raising healthy children in low-income populations.

    LTG Associates developed two hour-long video ethnographies for the California Department of Health Care Services focused on supporting healthy families & communities. Working with professional videographer Erick Lee Cummings, LTG crisscrossed the state interviewing parents and families for "Raising Up the Children." For "Being the Change" the team worked with professionals providing cutting-edge services to families & communities. Read more.

  • Strong Cultures, Healthy Children - Understanding Cultural Assets and Developing Advocacy Networks for Promoting Child Wellness in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities
    Link to page with Prezi's Over the past two years, LTG has conducted community-based research for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with five communities in seven sites across the U.S., exploring the challenges and opportunities in creating and sustaining early childhood wellness. Read more

  • LTG staff present "We all Eat Rice...? Poi, Potatoes, and Mac and Cheese! Deconstructing Ethnicity for Cultural Specificity," a podcast sponsored by the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) & the University of North Texas
    picture of Cathleen Crain, Niel Tashima, Reiko Ishihara-Brito, and Lillie Dao Listen to our panel discuss cultural strength based approaches for prevention of childhood obesity in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) communities in this session first presented at the SfAA Annual Meeting, March 2014.
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  • RWJF Grants LTG Key Role in Dissemination of Evidence-Informed IPV Prevention Interventions
    picture of RWJF logo The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded LTG Associates an eighteen-month grant to support the replication of two evidence-informed intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention projects. Two organizations that participated in the Strengthening What Works initiative, Migrant Clinician's Network (MCN) and Asian Women's Shelter (AWS) will be partners on the work. Read more


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