Policy Analysis and Recommendations

​From literature reviews to policy option papers, NORC researchers and analysts, often in collaboration with University of Chicago faculty members, engage in all aspects of public policy research and analysis.  This work is frequently complemented by quantitative analysis, cost-benefit analysis, market assessments, financial analysis, and other techniques.  We are skilled at translating the results of any of these analyses into meaningful messages for the full spectrum of stakeholders.  In addition to high-quality reports and publications, these efforts may include the creation of executive summaries, compelling audio/visual presentations, or a variety of other materials for delivering take-home messages on study results to the general public. 

Specific areas of expertise include:

Representative Projects

HIV Open Data Project Evaluation. The HIV Open Data Project is a multiphase endeavor funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) that seeks to address several known challenges associated with monitoring HHS-funded HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, including the lack of consistency among key indicators, an inability to summarize progress across HHS-funded programs, and a lack of interoperability among systems for reporting programmatic and fiscal data. This project is intended to inform planning activities in support of the HIV Open Data Project by evaluating the feasibility of data streamlining and harmonization strategies across HHS-funded HIV prevention, treatment, and care services. More

Obesity Prevention Evidence Based Models. NORC is developing an Obesity Prevention Evidence Based Model Toolkit, Obesity Prevention Report, and a promising practices issue brief detailing models for rural communities that are interested in implementing obesity prevention programs. More

Rural Health Outreach Tracking and Evaluation Program. The NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, with partner the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, is conducting the Rural Health Outreach Tracking and Evaluation Project.  More

Transparency and Accountability Project- Phase III (TAP 2 & 3). Under contract with the Results for Development Institute (R4D), NORC created the evaluation concept designed to assess the effects of the capacity building program implemented by R4D  in transitioning and developing countries. 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

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Posted: 6.28.2012 9:45AM
News The Los Angeles Times: Employment issues for transgender workers, with findings from the General Social Survey More
Posted: 6.13.2012 3:20PM
News MSN Health: Re-evaluating American obesity, with insight from NORC Senior Fellow Michael J. O'Grady More
Posted: 3.22.2012 3:03PM
News The Republic: "Predicting number of very old is confounding" with research from Biodemography of Exceptional Longevity in the United States More
Posted: 3.15.2012 4:19PM
News The Wall Street Journal: NORC's Natalia Gavrilova and Leonid Gavrilov ask if mortality can actually increase after 80 More
Posted: 3.5.2012 4:28PM

Contact

Jeffrey Hackett

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