Policy Analysis and Recommendations

NORC supports a range of federal clients by providing background research, developing options to address a given challenge, or assessing the impact of a policy change.

Representative Projects

Integrated Research in Health and Aging: Early Results from the National Social Life Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) Wave 2. NORC's Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging was awarded a grant from National Institute of Health's (NIH) National Institute on Aging (NIA) to host a two day conference that will emphasize formal and informal discussion on innovative uses of the National Social Life Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) Wave 2 data. More

National Evaluation of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) Program, Rounds II-IV. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grants program is an important investment in our nation's community colleges to provide training for in-demand occupations. More

Options for Structuring Disproportionate Share (DSH) Payments to Account for Uncompensated Care: Impact on Rural Hospitals. This multi-phase analysis examined whether discharge patterns for and use of post-acute care services by rural and urban hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries differ and, if they do, what the sources are of these different patterns. More

Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center. The NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health partnered to establish the Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center (RHR-PRC), one of seven rural health research centers funded by the HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. More

Use of Emergency Departments and Inpatient Care for Conditions Related to Poor Oral Health Care in Rural Areas. This study investigated the extent to which emergency departments (EDs) and inpatient settings are used to treat problems related to poor oral health, the charges for such care, and variations in the use of these services by patient and area characteristics. More

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