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The effective dissemination of data and the knowledge gained from it are at the core of the scientific mission. The tasks required to prepare and deliver data both for research and to inform policy have been central to NORC’s identity throughout its history. Our staff has developed cutting edge methodologies that they use when creating data products, whether for large-scale public distribution or internal client use. These methodologies assess and ameliorate the risk of disclosing the identities of survey respondents and public program participants. We have also been actively engaged in new methods of delivering data through web technologies and applications. Data are now used by many new constituencies for whom traditional methods of delivering data are not useful. We work with our clients to develop the most effective way of communicating and delivering the data we collect to these new audiences. Specific areas of expertise include:
Effects of Insurance Market Reforms.
This project for the Assistant Secretary for Policy and Evaluation (ASPE) in the Department of Health and Human Services aims to document the effect on premiums of the 2010 insurance market reforms required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More
Evaluation and Analytic Support for HHS Healthy Weight and Obesity Initiative.
NORC is providing evaluation support to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), assisting the Department in tracking progress on reversing the obesity epidemic. More
MCC Impact Evaluation Services in the Republic of Georgia.
The Goal of MCC’s Compact with the Government of Georgia is to reduce rural poverty through better economic performance by improving the two main barriers to economic growth: a lack of reliable infrastructure and the slow development of businesses, particularly agribusiness. More
Medicare Payment for Post-Acute Care Transfers.
This study helped inform the expansion of Medicare’s post-acute care (PAC) transfer payment policy to additional DRG codes being considered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by providing objective analyses that highlight the perspective of rural hospitals. More
Survey of Doctorate Recipients.
NORC conducts the Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR) for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The SDR is a survey of 40,000 science and engineering doctorate recipients who earned their degrees from institutions within the United States. More
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