Data Collection and Management

NORC experts collect data using multiple platforms and manage data of varying volumes and complexity. From our earliest studies through today, we have created and applied new methods and technologies to collect and manage data.


Representative Projects

Analysis of Data Methods and Taxonomies Used to Assess the Public Health Workforce in the U.S.. The University of Michigan Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce led the creation of the Public Health Workforce Taxonomy for Enumeration, with input from state and local health departments and support from the CDC. The taxonomy consists of 12 axes, each focusing on a different category for describing public health workers. To examine the utility of the taxonomy, the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) contracted with NORC to conduct this study.    More

Health Care Innovation Awards Evaluation - Disease-Specific Portfolio. ​The Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIA) funds 108 initiatives across the country that propose compelling new ideas to further the three-part aim of better care for the individual, better health for populations, and lower costs through improvement of the care delivery process.  More

HighScope Perry Preschool Study. Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the HighScope Perry Preschool Study (HPPS) is designed to teach us about the lasting effects of early childhood interventions, such as preschool programs.  The original Perry Preschool Program targeted a disadvantaged African American population in the 1960s. Evaluated initially by a clinical trial of preschool age children, participants were then followed periodically through age 40. Results from this longitudinal survey show strong evidence for the benefits of children in the treatment group in the areas of improved school readiness, higher female graduation rates, higher employment rates and earnings, reduced involvement in crime, and high economic return on investment. More

Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Random Assignment Evaluation. daThe Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Random Assignment Evaluation Study (RExO), funded by Department of Labor, is designed to provide a rigorous, random assignment evaluation of a demonstration program serving formerly incarcerated individuals through employment-centered programs. The evaluation will examine impacts on participants’ post-program labor market outcomes and criminal recidivism by comparing the outcomes of participants to randomly-assigned individuals who are eligible for, but do not receive, services. More

Surveillance of Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) Data. NORC was awarded a subcontract from the California Department of Public Health to conduct the Surveillance of NEOP Data project, which is a component of a four-year plan to evaluate ongoing and new interventions that address the obesity epidemic in California. Three survey instruments will be used to establish baseline measures for mothers, teenagers, and children from households participating in the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known in California as CalFresh.​ More

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