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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:
Birth Cohort Evaluation to Advance Screening and Testing for Hepatitis C (Best-C).
The Birth Cohort Evaluation to Advance Screening and Testing for Hepatitis C (Best-C) will estimate the effectiveness and cost of a Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) screening strategy that targets all individuals in the birth cohorts born between 1945 and 1965 as compared with the current risk-based HCV screening approach. Best-C consists of two studies, a retrospective and a prospective study, where qualitative interviews will assess the feasibility and acceptance of the new (birth-cohort) strategy by medical staff and a simulation model will estimate the cost effectiveness of the birth-cohort screening compared to the risk-based screening. More
Capital Needs of Small Rural Hospitals.
To gain insights into the capital needs of small rural hospitals and the hospitals access to capital, a survey was mailed to administrators of 950 rural hospitals with under 50 beds. More
Census PVS Assessment.
As part of the Person Identification Validation System Assessment engagement with the Census Bureau, NORC has conducted a review of the Census Bureau’s record linkage methods associated with the PVS, as well as an environmental scan of record linkage methods used by other government agencies—both within and outside of the U.S.—and private enterprises. More
Rural Health Research and Policy Center.
The center was funded through the Rural Health Research Center Program in the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More
Sustaining a Virtual Community.
Led by Harvard Business School Professor Josh Lerner, PCRI is a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Brookings Institution, and the Association of Corporate Growth. PCRI's overarching mission is to promote a better understanding of the Private Capital Industry. More
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