Insights from NORC Experts

Sparks is a collaborative blog where Experts from NORC at the University of Chicago share their insights on the news, their research, developments in their fields, and changes in society.

The latest reports from NORC’s Evaluation of Health Care Innovation Awards, under contract with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), include a look at five programs that send teams to meet beneficiaries where they live. Read More

In 1941, no one knew what 2016 would look like. Read More

Tuesday is Election Day in the United States. If history is any guide, we can expect to see a whole lot of maps on Wednesday. Read More

NORC’s 75th Anniversary Study on Americans and Their Information Environment Read More

As part of our 75th anniversary celebration this year, NORC at the University of Chicago, has conducted a major survey exploring how Americans get the information they use to make decisions and take action. Read More

Take a step back from a focus on the retail stores of our childhood memories. Read More

As a provider of econometric forecasts, we are in the position of coming to results through careful analysis rather than quick opinions. Read More

We are thrilled to join NORC at the University of Chicago. And the move could not have come at a better time for HMCollab. Read More

Substance use and intimate partner violence (IPV) are two important public health topics. Read More

There is very little focus on this population in the public health literature, especially in non-urban centers. Read More

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