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

Assessment of the Rural Access to Emergency Devices (RAED) Program. The goal of this evaluation is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the reach and impact of the RAED grant program to ORHP.   More

Healthy People 2020. NORC is supporting the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in its development and implementation of Healthy People 2020. For three decades, Healthy People has established 10-year objectives that provide benchmarks to track and monitor progress in improving health.​​​ 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

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

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