Evaluation and Performance Measurement

​Evaluating programs requires combined knowledge of the analytic techniques involved in program evaluation and the complex policy and regulatory framework in which federal programs operate.  Our team brings expertise in both areas, honed by years of experience evaluating demonstration programs for a range of federal agencies.  NORC statisticians and researchers regularly undertake evaluations of social and economic programs and policies using a wide range of methods, including randomized experiments and quasi-experimental designs.  We also work with clients to explore options for an evaluation design before committing to a full evaluation.  Using these evaluation skills, we also have worked with several federal clients seeking to improve their own performance measurement in the context of the Office of Management and Budget's Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requirements. 

Specific areas of expertise include:

Representative Projects

Evaluation of the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Program (SHARP). NORC has been awarded a contract from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to design and conduct a summative evaluation of the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Program (SHARP).  More

Evaluation of Tribal Health Professions Opportunities Grants (HPOG). Sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families, NORC is conducting a multi-method evaluation of the Tribal HPOG program, designed to train Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income tribal members for employment in health professions. More

Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration. On this project, NORC is teaming with IMPAQ International and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors to provide technical and analytic assistance to CMS for the design, implementation, and monitoring of the 3‐year Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration.  More

Vietnam Land Market Development. NORC worked with the Mekong Private Sector Development Facility of the International Finance Corporation to evaluate the impact on business and investment of the Vietnamese Land Law, a comprehensive land code adopted in 2003.  More

Web-based Interactive Multimedia CBT Bereavement Support Program "Good Grief: Moving from Sorrow to Strength". NORC at the University of Chicago will evaluate the "Good Grief: Moving from Sorrow to Strength" program developed by the Oregon Center for Applied Science as part of a Phase I/II SBIR grant funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The program delivers comprehensive tools and information designed to help employees develop effective coping skills. More

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Contact

Jeffrey Hackett

(312) 759-4266