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
Biodemography of Exceptional Longevity in the United States.
This project proposes to investigate why some people manage to survive to extreme old age (100+ years) and what are the biological and social correlates of exceptional longevity. These are important issues not only for demographic forecasts of human mortality and population aging, and the policy implications on health-care and pension expenditures, but also for improving our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of human aging and longevity. The project proposes to explore the effects of early-life living conditions, adult physical characteristics, marriage, and reproductive history on exceptional longevity, and will test a number of related biomedical and social hypotheses. The project is designed as an interdisciplinary study of exceptional human longevity. To contribute to the research infrastructure for subsequent longevity studies world-wide, a database with integrated, matched information on longevity predictor variables will be developed, and made available to the research community on the Internet. More
Exploring the Performance Improvement and Measurement System (PIMS) Database.
Over the past two years, The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) has developed the Performance Improvement and Measurement System (PIMS), a set of performance measures and accompanying data collection instruments for all grant programs. More
Mortgage Demand in Indonesia.
NORC studied the Indonesian housing finance system for the International Finance Corporation (IFC )to understand current demand for mortages and predict demand for mortgages among middle-income households through 2010. More
Use of Technology to Support Head Start Practice.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE) contracted with NORC at the University of Chicago to review the knowledge base related to the use of technology to support the practice of early childhood practitioners who work directly with children and families. More