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LTG Associates is a 34 year old consulting firm with a foundation in anthropology and other social sciences. We work locally, nationally, and globally to support the planning and provision of appropriate, accessible, and high-quality health and human services.

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  • 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 Managing Partners Crain & Tashima received honors at the American Anthropological Association's national meeting
    Picture of Cathleen Crain and Niel Tashima Niel Tashima, past president of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA), was honored for his "continuing commitment to the mentoring and inspiration of new professional anthropologists." Cathleen Crain was honored at a special reception and received a plaque inscribed, "NAPA Mentor Program 1990-2015. We celebrate Cathleen Crain for her vision and energy in co-creating the Mentor Program."

  • LTG produced report for Immigrant Legal Resource Center campaign aimed at increasing applications for naturalization of eligible residents
    Logo for Immigrant Legal Resource Center For the past year, LTG has provided evaluation support to the Immigrant Legal Resource Center to evaluate the effectiveness of their national New Americans Campaign. A report of the evaluation conducted by LTG Associates may be found here: Read the report

    To read a post regarding the effectiveness of New Americans Campaign services visit http://newamericanscampaign.org

    To learn more about immigration and naturalization assistance visit www.ilrc.org

  • 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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  • LTG's Cathleen Crain has been selected to serve on committees for Society for Applied Anthropology and American Anthropological Association
    picture of Cathleen Crain LTG Managing Partner Cathleen Crain was elected to the Nominations Committee for the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA). She has also been appointed by the President of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) to serve on the Committee on Practicing, Applied and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA).
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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

  • Asian American Pacific Islander Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Project
    tropical mountain peak LTG Associates has received a new two-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to explore early childhood obesity in some Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. LTG will work with Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Pilipino, Hmong, and Vietnamese communities to explore cultural assets for developing and supporting advocacy networks around promoting healthy weight in children.


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